The Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has benefited from its cooperation with Netherlands partnership to develop hi-tech agriculture.

A delegation from the province recently made a fact-finding tour to the Netherlands to study the country’s agriculture techniques, especially in flower growing.

During the trip, Dong Thap officials signed an agreement with the Demokwekerji Westland company and the Vietnam Business Centre in the Netherland, under which the two Dutch partners will conduct a feasibility study for the establishment of a hi-tech agriculture centre in the province. This project has already been approved by the Dutch Ministry of Economy.

The visit was also a good chance for Dong Thap experts to seek partners and concrete ways to apply the latest farming techniques suitable with the local climate and soil.

Notably, during the recent Vietnam visit by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Vietnam Business Centre in the Netherland reached a deal with Sa Dec city of Dong Thap on cooperation in flower growing, trade and tourism.

Also on the occasion, the Dong Thap People’s Committee and business players from the Netherlands set up a working group comprising Vietnamese and Dutch experts for the development of new plant varieties and training of agriculturalists for the province.

The Netherlands pledged to assist the southern province with the import of new flower varieties and restoration of specialty species of Sa Dec, which is the largest supplier of flowers in the southwestern region.-VNA