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Can Tho city – Japan in high-tech agriculture

A workshop aimed at promoting technical cooperation in agriculture and environmental protection between Can Tho city and Hiroshima prefecture, Japan was held on July 16.

Can Tho municipal People’s Committee Vice Chairman Dao Anh Dung said that Japan is a developed industrial country, which has modern agriculture and advantages in applying high-technology in production which can benefit agriculture in the region.

Can Tho specifically wants to boost cooperation with Hiroshima prefecture in the application of high technology to cattle-breeding, cultivation, aquaculture, animal quarantine, and irrigation management, Dung said.

This will greatly benefit agriculture’s contribution to the region’s economic growth and social welfare by expanding production and improving the quality of agricultural products, Dung added.

The leader of the Japanese business delegation stressed that the prefecture stands ready to negotiate cooperation deals in constructing a microbiological fertilizer factory, industrial waste water treatment and environmental protection, in addition to several high-tech agriculture deals.

As of the end of 2013, Japan had supported Vietnam with non-refundable aid of US$120 million for 25 technical assistance projects and provided US$450 million for four major infrastructure projects in the fields of irrigation and forestry.

Approximately US $9.1 million has been disbursed from 13 Japan-invested projects in Can Tho city In 2013, Can Tho exported agricultural products and seafood to Japan generating gross revenue of US$155 million and imported machinery and equipment worth US$29.5 million from the country.

 

Source: VN breakingnews