08:43 | 07/09/2017 Society
(VEN) - Ha Giang Province has mobilized resources to assist province-based businesses in tea production technology and product value improvement.
The northern province of Ha Giang is well suited for tea production, ranking third among provinces nationwide in terms of cultivation area. Tea is mainly found in the province’s Bac Quang, Quang Binh, Vi Xuyen, Hoang Su Phi and Xin Man districts. Ha Giang is renowned for its Lung Phin, Shan Nam Ty and Cao Bo tea brands that have attracted both domestic and foreign consumers.
However, the tea yield in the province remains low due to inadequate intensive cultivation technology and improper cultivation density. Tea harvest, processing and preservation need to be improved. The province’s range of tea products remains poor, while most of provincial tea exports are raw leaves and buds.
Ha Giang has recently adopted development policies to increase its tea area to almost 25,238 hectares with an average productivity of 5.2 tonnes per hectare and a total fresh tea bud output of more than 131,267 tonnes per year by 2020. The province has obtained preferential interest rates for loans to growers, and adopted brand and product promotion policies for new and intensive cultivation, harvest and processing projects.
The Industry Promotion Center of Ha Giang Province worked with the Hoang Long Tea Co., Ltd. on a project to build a Hoang Long tea processing demonstration model with a capacity of about 220 tonnes of dried tea per year in Tan Lap and Bac Quang districts. The partially automated model is expected to churn out high quality tea products. Since early this year, the center has coordinated with other organizations on four projects for the application of advanced production equipment. Three are funded by the local industry promotion program and one by the national industry promotion program.
The projects benefitting from industry promotion programs have contributed to automating production, improving yield and production capacity, improving tea product quality, and creating jobs with stable incomes for residents of the province.
Ha Giang has recently adopted various policies to increase its tea cultivation area to almost 25,238 hectares and its average productivity to 5.2 tonnes per hectare. It is also targeting increased fresh tea bud output of more than 131,267 tonnes per year by 2020.