Can Tho city has set to become a hi-tech agricultural hub in the Mekong Delta region by 2020, said Director of the municipal Department of Agricultural and Rural Department Pham Van Quynh.

To reach the target, the city is implementing a 3.6 trillion VND (170 million USD) project on hi-tech agriculture development in the 2014-2020 period, striving to bring the proportion of hi-tech agricultural production value to 10-15 percent by 2015 and 30-35 percent by 2020.

Under the project, Can Tho will gradually form a hi-tech agriculture that focuses on key products such as rice, vegetables, fruit, animal husbandry and aquatic products. It will provide scientific and technological services for the whole Mekong Delta region.

Between now and 2020, the city plans to build three hi-tech agricultural areas where projects in the field will be carried out.

In addition, it will also build a centre for developing animals for breeding, provide new breeding technologies for local residents and complete a high-quality rice processing line under EU and US standards.-VNA