The southern province of Binh Duong has successfully applied new technology on nearly 1,000 hectares of farm land to create produce with high economic value.

The An Thai hi-tech agriculture park, for example, has put a number of tillage models using new-cutting edge production technologies in place from Israel, Japan and the Republic of Korea to meet the Vietnamese good agricultural practice (VietGAP) standards.

The province has expanded the effective production models from the An Thai hi-tech park to new-style rural areas, according to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Binh Duong is now home to four hi-tech agriculture parks covering 979 hectares. It also makes substantial technology investments in 84 breeding farms.

Local farmers have successfully built trademarks such as the Lai Thieu mangosteen, Thanh Thuy grapefruit and Hieu Liem mandarin.

Farmers in Thanh Thuy district in particular sold 200-300 tonnes of grapefruits at domestic and foreign market, generating an income of over 10 billion VND (470,000 USD) per year.-VNA