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Farmers get smart to improve business

Vo Van Trung has become the first person in his village to go high tech and introduce modern facilities on his farm.


A farmer takes care of cantaloupe in a glass house in the southern province of Hau Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Duong Chi Tuong


Trung has given up producing rice and is now growing fruit.

He has spent VND700 million (US$30,400) in 2015 to build a greenhouse system over 2,000sq.m to grow cantaloupe melons.

But business was so good he expanded creating an extra 1,000sq.m of greenhouse area.

Trung, lives in Tan Long B Village, Binh Thanh Commune, Phung Hiep District in the southern province of Hau Giang.

Trung harvests four times per year. His profits made up more than 70 per cent of the total takings.

So far many models of agriculture applying high technology have been successful.

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Vietnam seeks foreign capital for renewable energy projects

By the end of 2018, the total capacity of renewable power projects had accounted for 2.1 percent of total electricity output in Vietnam.

However, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung affirmed that developing renewable energy to ease the reliance on traditional power generation methods is one of Vietnam’s priority tasks.

Under the national strategy on renewable energy development for 2015-2030, Vietnam’s electricity output from renewable sources would increase from 58 billion kwh in 2015 to 101 billion kwh in 2020, 186 billion kwh in 2030 and 452 billion kwh by 2050, or 42 percent of total electricity output.

To reach that goal, the government has offered a series of preferences to investors, includng credit access, tax and land rent remissions, and the application of the Feed-in-Tariff electricity pricing mechanism for solar, wind, biomass power.

By the end of 2018, more than 10,000 MW of solar power had been registered by investors, while PPAs (power purchase agreemen…