Ilan Fluss, Deputy Director of Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation under the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MASHAV), said the agency considers HCM City as one of focuses in Israeli cooperation with Vietnam.

Fluss made the remark in his meeting with Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, on July 14 to review activities of the experimental demonstration project on raising dairy cows using high technology in the city.

The project is part of the cooperation programme between MASHAV and the city’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development with a total cost of 70 billon VND (3.21 million USD), one million USD of which is non-refundable official development assistance.

The project, which aims to cut costs, increase productivity, transfer technology and expand models, was initiated in 2011 and went into operation in August 2013 across an area of 9.8 hectares.

HCM City is seeking international cooperation in hi-tech agriculture and has already heavily invested in its hi-tech agriculture park and bio-technology centre.-VNA