HCMC agricultural production value tops $376 million

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HCMC’s agricultural, forestry and seafood production value was estimated to reach VND8,565 billion (US$376.87 million) during the first nine months this year, up 6.3 percent over the same period last year.

Vegetable production at Saigon Hi-Tech Park (Photo: SGGP)

Vegetable production at Saigon Hi-Tech Park (Photo: SGGP)

The city’s policy is to continue developing modern urban agriculture toward high and bio technologies.
HCMC strives to become a domestic animal breed and seedling production center having high productivity and added value and meeting residents’ requirements.
The city’s agricultural industry has sped up transferring progress in breed and seedling as well as bio technology application to farmers, creating many seedlings and improving the quality of dairy cow and beef cattle herds.
Flower and ornamental plant area in the city totals about 1,970 hectares, including 359 hectares of hi tech orchid plants and 235 herbs of dairy cows bred according to Israeli technology.
In addition, the city is an ornamental fish development center. For the last nine months, it has exported over 13.36 million ornamental fish.

By DONG GIA – Translated by Hai Mien

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