A farmer harvests melons in Hoa Ninh commune, Da Nang city. (Photo: VNA)

Da Nang (VNA) –
The central city of Da Nang plans to prioritise a hi-tech agricultural zone in Hoa Vang district to attract more investment in modern farming.

This is one of the key tasks for the last quarter of this year to develop technical infrastructure to attract investment for sustainable economic development associated with the transformation of the city’s growth model.

According to Nguyen Do Tam, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, developing hi-tech and clean agricultural production was critical to ensuring economic efficiency and sustainable agricultural development, given the city’s limited farm land.

The hi-tech agricultural zone will cover 117 hectares in Hoa Ninh commune, and is awaiting approval.

The city said that to date, seven investors has planned to invest in the zone, including national dairy firm Vinamilk’s 700 billion VND (29.94 million USD) cattle farm project, Hapras’s 60 billion VND safe vegetable farming project and Greentech’s 52 billion VND fruit and vegetable hydroponics project.

The city previously approved seven zones for investment in hi-tech agriculture with a total area of 500 hectares.

According to Dang Phu Hanh, Vice Chairman of the Hoa Vang District People’s Committee, after two years of applying high technologies in agricultural production, more than 20 hi-tech agricultural projects had been developed in the district, bringing significant benefits to farmers.

Recently, Da Nang invested 10 billion VND for the district to expand hi-tech agricultural production in Hoa Ninh commune in 2019.

Dang Van Hong, Director of the Da Nang Agricultural-Fishery-Forestry Extension Centre, said the focus would be placed on land planning for hi-tech agriculture investment and providing support for clean farming production and developing value chains.-VNA