The northern province of Lao Cai saw its first tea plantation reach VietGAP standards.

After the success of the safe tea project, implemented in several local communes of Muong Khuong district such as Lung Vai, Ban Lau, Ban Xen and Thanh Binh, the model will be replicated across the province.

Presently, Lao Cai has over 4,000ha of tea bushes, including 1,400ha and 2,000ha in Muong Khuong and Bao Thang districts, respectively.

The tea project involved training nearly 2,000 local households to ensure that the tea plantations followed VietGAP standards, as well as increasing farmers' awareness about environmental protection and public health.-VNA