Hai Phong to develop 5,800 hectares of hi-tech farms by 2030. Illustrative image. (Photo: VNA)

Hai Phon​g (VNA) – Hai Phong city has adopted a resolution to zone off nearly 5,800 hectares for hi-tech farms over the next 13 years.

In the first phase from 2017-2020, Hai Phong will develop three hi-tech agricultural parks on 590 hectares and 17 hi-tech farming zones, stretching across more than 2,000 hectares. The northern city also plans to build 16 hi-tech agricultural zones on an area of 1,900 hectares from 2021-2025 and nine others covering a combined 1,300 hectares from 2026-2030.

The city will need more than 11.88 trillion VND (522.9 million USD) for the projects.

Director of the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Pham Van Lap said the city is offering incentives in land and funding and other support in technology and distribution to attract enterprises to join the projects.

VinEco established the city’s first hi-tech farm on 46 hectares in Tan Lien and Tam Da communes in Vinh Bao district and aims to expand it to 250 hectares. Currently, the farm produces 3,000 – 3,500 kg of fruit and vegetables daily and provides about 130 jobs.

The city is now home to about 300 hectares of hi-tech farms run by seven firms, including DaBaCo, Thuan Loi, Chau Giang, Giang Son and Luong Hue besides VinEco.

Some 12 other firms are planning to invest a total of 8.6 trillion VND (378.4 million USD) in hi-tech farming projects on more than 1,300 hectares.-VNA