Hau Giang seeks investment in hi-tech agriculture

10:17 | 21/03/2017 Investment

Authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on March 20 received a delegation from the Tata International Vietnam Company Limited, to discuss agricultural investment in the province.

Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Truong Canh Tuyen speaks at a meeting - Photo: VNA

Jitendra Manghnani, Country Manager of the company in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos said that Vietnam is among five countries with enormous potential in agriculture. He also expressed his hope to invest in Hau Giang province, especially in agricultural mechanisation.

The company is planning to provide free training courses for local farmers and collaborate with cooperatives to introduce technological solutions in agriculture, he added.

At the working session, Truong Canh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that despite infrastructure difficulties, Hau Giang province boasts many advantages to attract investment such as abundant workforce.

The Government has allowed the province to zone off about 5,200ha of land for hi-tech agriculture. Hau Giang will have favourable conditions to implement the large-scale field model as it has more than 170 agricultural cooperatives.

The province is calling for investment in hi-tech agriculture, he said, adding that it is ready to cooperate with Tata International Vietnam in this field.

According to the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Hau Giang boasts over 130,000ha of rice and fruit cultivation land and is seeking investment in processing agricultural products.

Theo VNA