Japan willing to help Dong Nai develop agriculture

15:44 | 21/01/2015

VGP – Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is willing to help southern Dong Nai province promote a linkage chain in agriculture, said Minister Nishikawa Koya at his working session with local officials on January 20.

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To realize bilateral cooperation, the two sides will carry out specific programs from June this year, he said, hoping that Dong Nai will improve administrative procedures and policies in order to support the business community and Japanese enterprises in particular.

The minister also suggested the province invest more in upgrading its transport and industrial infrastructure.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Quoc Thai told the guest that his locality boasts huge potential for agricultural development with an area of over 4,600 sq.km farming land, mild climate and convenient transport. However, the value of its agricultural production remains low, at about US$4,680 per hectare annually.

Therefore, Dong Nai is looking to step up collaboration with Japan in hi-tech agriculture and food industry, he said, adding that the province wants Japan to invest in its Agropark, transfer technologies to its biotech application centre, and help train human resources in this field./VNA./.