Hanoi plans to spend more than one trillion VND to implement an agricultural mechanisation project until 2016, with a vision to 2020.

The project will be enforced in 21 selected districts and towns which desperately need their agricultural methods to be revamped.

Under the project, the level of mechanisation in tillage will increase from 69.2 percent to 90 percent by 2016 (and 95 percent by 2020); in seeding and planting the level will rise from 7.1 percent to 20 percent (and 40 percent by 2020); and in preventing insects from damaging crops it will grow from 10.2 percent to 40 percent (80 percent by 2020).

Mechanisation in the harvesting process will rise from the current 7.8 percent to 30 percent by 2016 before reaching 60 percent by 2020.-VNA