The southern Dong Nai province has adopted a master plan for agricultural development through 2020 with a vision to 2030 which emphasizes sustainable growth.

The plan zones off two agricultural areas, the northeastern and the southwestern areas each with specific development directions.

The northeast zone, which covers Cam My, Xuan Loc, Dinh Quan and Tan Phu districts together with a number of communes in Vinh Cuu district with a total area of more than 376,000 hectares, is dedicated to protection and production forests, industrial plants such as rubber, pepper and coffee, fruit trees and safe vegetables.

Priority will also be given to developing aquaculture, animal breeding and hi-tech agricultural zones, in the zone.

Meanwhile, the southwestern zone will cover more than 214,000 hectares, spanning Bien Hoa city, districts of Long Thanh, Nhon Trach, Trang Bom, Thong Nhat, Long Khanh town, and a number of communes in Vinh Cuu district.

The zone will focus on hi-tech agriculture serving urban areas and tourism, such as the cultivation of special vegetables, flowers, bonsai, and decorative plants.

Director of the provincial Department of Agricultural and Rural Development Pham Minh Dao said incentives will be offered to projects in line with the plan.-VNA