Farmers prepare soil for rice cultivation (Photo: VNA)

Vinh Long (VNA) – Vinh Long province, located at the heart of the Mekong Delta – a farming hub of Vietnam, is calling for investment in 43 projects on agriculture and rural areas in an effort to restructure local agriculture.

Most of the projects, key in the local agricultural restructuring blueprint, focus on farm produce processing.

Among them, a vegetable processing factory in Tan Quoi industrial cluster, Binh Tan district, is waiting for a 200 billion VND (8.97 million USD) investment. Vinh Long is also seeking for 150 billion VND (6.73 million USD) to be poured into a canned food factory in Mang Thit district.

The province hopes that 50 billion – 200 billion VND (2.24 million - 8.97 million USD) will be channeled into three fruit and vegetable warehouses apiece in the vegetable growing commune of Thanh Loi in Binh Tan district, and Binh Minh industrial park in Binh Minh township.

Investors can also engage in seven pig and beef cattle farming projects, worth 10 billion – 50 billion VND (448,400 – 2.24 million USD) each.

Nguyen Minh Tho, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the administration plans to support the 43 projects with about 97.2 billion VND (4.36 million USD), sourced from the State and local budgets.

Land and tax incentives along with site clearance assistance will also be provided for investors.

Vinh Long also encourages connectivity among enterprises, farm owners and cooperatives to ensure sustainable agricultural production, he noted.-VNA