The UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has agreed to support Vietnam in implementing an one-year project on controlling the spread of an identified disease on shrimps, which was estimated worth 500,000 USD.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the fund will be used to employ international and domestic consultants, buy new breeding shrimps, as well as pay for equipment and lab activities to find out causes of the disease.

FAO will also help improve the biological safety in shrimp farming, complete instructions for urgent situations and develop a strategy to manage aquatic products in the future.

In recent months, the disease broke out seriously, especially in southern provinces. It has affected over 30,000 shrimp farming families.-VNA