Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has sought Japan’s official development assistance for a fishery centre catering to the coastal south central based in Khanh Hoa province.
|Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has sought Japan’s official development assistance for a fishery centre. (Photo: VNA)|
Scheduled as one of the five fishery centres nationwide, the Khanh Hoa-based facility will be located in Da Bac fishing port, Cam Ranh city and stretches over an area of 46ha.
Its construction will begin this year at a total cost of nearly VND1.6 trillion (US$74.5 million).
The ministry proposed using nearly US$10 million in non-refundable aid from the Japanese government to upgrade and expand Da Bac fishing port.
The provincial People’s Committee wants the Japanese firms to invest in functional areas such as cold storage, gasoline and petroleum service facilities, Phat told Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Fukada Hiroshi during their working session in Khanh Hoa on May 11.
Hiroshi said Japan will consider whether to provide non-refundable aid or loans for the project during the upcoming Vietnam-Japan dialogue on agriculture.
Phat said Vietnam wants to acquire Japan ’s innovations through technical transfer or direct support programmes in order to empower its aquaculture sector.