10:08 | 09/04/2015 Science - Technology
Japanese group Showa Denko’s general director Daiken Murakami recently unveiled the company’s plan to construct an advanced LED indoor farm that will produce clean vegetables in Ha Nam province.
Murakami made the announcement at a working session with the provincial People’s Committee on April 8 at which he explained the details of the proposed ‘plant factory’ and introduced the technique of using LED lights for growing vegetables indoors.
The US$1 million plant will be erected at the Dong Van II industrial zone in Duy Tien district and is expected to be in full operation by the end of the year.
The technique purportedly helps increase the productivity of vegetables by 2.5 times, compared to those grown outdoors in natural light.
In addition, the method helps reduce the amount of post-harvest spoilage by an average of 40% from conventional farming and it is good for the environment as it reduces the carbon footprint.
Murakami said that Showa Denko has put up dozens of such factories and plans to replicate the model in Vietnam.
Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee Mai Tien Dung affirmed that the province will invest the necessary funds in transport and infrastructure to facilitate the group in carrying out the project.
Source VOV News