Tra Vinh calls for investment in 17 projects on aquatic farming

Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Tra Vinh (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh is prioritizingcalling for investment in 17 projects in aquaculture, mostly shrimp farming inbrackish water, with total capital of 1.32 trillion VND (54.34 million USD).Specifically, until 2020, the province hopes to attract 767 billion VNDfor eight projects, including the building of irrigation systems for aquaticfarming in several localities, power and infrastructure system for aquaticfarming, a hi-tech shrimp-breeding area in Tra Vinh, and a 100-hectare high-techshrimp farm in Cau Ngang district.In the 2020-2030 period, the province will prioritise nine otherprojects on developing irrigation systems for shrimp farming in variouscommunes.Tra Vinh will also encourage businesses to invest in transportinfrastructure systems to connect with concentrated shrimp farms in Cau Ngang,Duyen Hai, Tieu Can, Chau Thanh districy, Duyen Hai town and Tra Vinh city, aswell as a power supply system for farms in Duyen Hai, Chau Thanh, Tra Cu, CauNgang, Tieu Can districts and Tra Vinh city.In order to lure investors, the province will speed up administrativereform to create a favourable investment environment, while setting up anadvisory team to support businesses and investors on administrative procedures.Leaders of the province will also increase meetings with enterprises toremove obstacles facing them.Thanks to its 65-km coast line, Tra Vinh has defined brackish shrimp asthe major species for growing. Its brackish shrimp farms area is about 24,000hectares with a total output of about 37,000 tonnes. The province is strivingto expand the area to 26,170 hectares with an output of over 70,000 tonnes in2020, and 28,000… [Read full story]


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