City plans safe fruit, vegetable village

The Ho Chi Minh City government has approved a plan to develop safe vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants from now until 2015.

The city is expected to have 400 hectares of orchid. (Photo:KK)

Accordingly, the local authorities will plant around 5 new flower species and plan a fruit and vegetable village in Cu Chi District.

The project aims to develop production, distribution and apply safe technology for high-quality crops grown in clean environment. The program will also conserve water and energy, monitor crop protection and stabilize production and development in accordance with environmental and market quality requirements.

The city is expected to cover an area of approximately 15,000 hectares for clean vegetables and 2,100 hectares for flowers and ornamental plants under VietGAP (Good Agricultural Practice) standards.

In addition, two flower trading centers will be established with the participation of more than 20 enterprises and organizations for growing and supplying safe vegetables, flowers and ornamental plants.

By D.P – Translated by Khanh Huy

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