Japanese firm to pilot hi-tech rice farming in Ha Nam hinh anh 1Illustration photo. (Photo: VNA)

 Ha Nam (VNA) - Japan’s Seibu Nousan company held a working session with officials of the northern province of Ha Nam on November 3 to discuss a high-tech rice farming project in the locality.

Mai Tien Dung, Secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said the project is in line with the province’s policy of promoting industrialization in agricultural production.

Director of Seibu Nousan Vietnam Akira Ichikawa hailed the local agricultural potential and business climate, especially incentives for Japanese investors.

He presented the company’s intent to grow the Japonica rice variety on a trial basis on 30-60 hectares of land in the province.

The company is willing to transfer farming techniques to the locality in a bid to raise the quality of local rice for export.

During the working session, the provincial leaders agreed to allocate 50 hectares of land in Hung Cong commune, Binh Luc district to the company for carrying out the project.

Besides, the province also pledged to invest in roads, electricity supply and irrigation system to the trial farming zone.-VNA