09:50 | 19/02/2016 Economy
The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu in 2016 will focus on calling for investment into projects involving hi-technology aquaculture breeding and high value export products.
At a salted shredded meat production base for export in Nha Mat Ward, Bac Lieu City - Photo: Nguyen Thanh Liem/Vnanet
In order to reach the goal, the province’s agricultural sector will encourage businesses and farmers to develop intensive shrimp planting models using modern technologies.
Bac Lieu set a goal to have 23,350 hectares of intensive and semi-intensive shrimp farming by 2020, including 14,250 hectares of giant tiger prawn and 9,100 hectares of white leg shrimp.
The province has also called for investment into Dong Hai district, a key maritime economic zone with 23 kilometres of coastline and the big ports of Cai Cung and Ganh Hao with a fleet of 600 fishing vessels, including 250 offshore ones.
Notable projects in Dong Hai this year include a sewage treatment plant worth 50 billion VND (2.2 million USD) and a shrimp breeding project worth 93 billion VND (over 4 million USD), according to Bui Minh Tuy, Chairman of the district’s People’s Committee.
The district is also striving to attract investors to a project to expand Ganh Hao seaport, Lap Dien ecological tourism project, and the Ganh Hao industrial zone./.