09:18 | 29/06/2015 Economy- Society
The central province of Khanh Hoa plans to designate 10,000 hectares to the establishment of five salangane nest villages by 2020, thus further promoting its bird nest brand at home and abroad.
A salangane production line for exports (Photo: VNA)
According to the plan, the number of salangane nesting in Khanh Hoa will be increased from 58,000 to just over 1.3 million in 2020.
The province aims to develop the villages in combination with environmental protection and the sustainable development of wild salangane population.
The locality will apply a number of techniques that have already been applied successfully by the Khanh Hoa Salanganes Nest Company, including different incubation and chick rearing methods.
Khanh Hoa has the largest population of wild swallows in Vietnam, with surveys counting more than 3,380 nests in 2014, which were collected in 169 caves on 32 islands.
The province has also erected 500 slangane nesting houses throughout Vietnam and transfers its expertise and technology to more than 700 nesting houses all over the country./.