Ha Nam (VNA) ILMI Agriculture & Fisheries Co. Ltd from the Republic of Korea plans to grow radishes in the northern province of Ha Nam, heard a working session between the company and the provincial People’s Committee on November 30.

Oh Young Cheol, chairman of the company, said that the firm is farming 40 hectares of radish in Bac Ninh province and wants to expand to Ha Nam due to its fertile soil.

At first, radishes will be planted on a trial basis and these plants are a success, the company will expand cultivation to an area of 330 hectares, he said, noting that his company wants to set up a five-hectare production plant and needs 500 workers.

According to Vu Dai Thang, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, Ha Nam province prioritises high-tech agriculture and will create ideal conditions for the company to operate in the locality.

The company can sign contracts with local people and provide them with seedlings, technology and techniques to carry out the project, Thang suggested.

The province will arrange area for ILMI to construct an agricultural production plant at Dong Van IV industrial zone and provide preferential policies together with favourable conditions for electricity, water, recruitment and security, he added.

After the working session, ILMI company went on a fact-finding tour at Dong Van IV industrial zone.-VNA