Hau Giang (VNA) – Leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang met on June 21 to review the development of a hi-tech agricultural zone in the province by 2025.

Speaking at the meeting, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Tien Chau requested the management board of the local hi-tech agricultural zone to review all policies the Government has adopted for the building of hi-tech agricultural zones and how to implement them.

At the same time, the board must learn from experience of other localities in luring investments in the field, he added.

Le Hoang Xuyen, Director of the management board of the hi-tech agricultural zone, proposed the provincial People’s Committee to approve the building of a new stronger-structure bridge to replace the current one leading to the zone to allow high-load vehicles of investors to travel on. He also urged the committee to speed up the construction of roads to the zone.

In addition, Xuyen asked the local Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to continue supporting related projects, such as the project on a pumping station and the Sustainable Agriculture Transformation (VnSAT) project.

In 2012, the government allowed Hau Giang to zone off 5,200 hectares of land in Long My district for hi-tech agriculture. The hi-tech agricultural zone has been implementing three projects, including one at ministerial level and another at provincial level.

The zone has been cooperating with the Republic of Korea to test several biological products on 14 hectares of rice since last year. This year, those products will be tested on 8 hectares of rice, 2 hectares of pineapple, 2 hectares of citrus fruits and 2 hectares of mango in the zone. -VNA