Vietnamese province aims to double shrimp production
Quang Tri province in central Vietnam plans to raise the value of its shrimp sector from from 550 billion dong (US $23.9 million) to over 1 trillion dong a year by building state-of-the-art production facilities.
The province`s Director of Agriculture and Rural Development, Vo Van Hung, has, according to Vietnam Plus, announced plans to build up to 1,500 hectares of shrimp production facilities â€“ enough to produce 6,800 tonnes of shrimp â€“ in the province by the end of 2020.
The first phase of the development, due to start early this year, will cover 50-100 hectares of the province`s coastal strip. The plan is for the development to meet international organic and VietGap standards by using biofloc technology.