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Canada aids Vietnam in boosting food safety

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HCMC – A food safety project funded by the Canadian Government will be deployed in HCMC, Hanoi and some other parts of the country by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2020 to 2025, aimed at implementing regulations on standard food safety and calling on producers and households to move toward smart agricultural production and eco-friendly farming.

Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien signed a decision approving the project called “Safe Food for Growth”, whose main owner is the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department. He said that a sustainable origin-tracing system would be created as a result of the project.

Apart from this, the project is expected to raise the awareness of customers over food safety, accelerate the consumption of agricultural products and stabilize the prices of farm produce in the country.

Through the project, management agencies will have the opportunity to access technology and advanced governance methods over food quality and safety and learn from research organizations, management agencies and producers in Canada.

The project requires a total investment of some 15.4 million Canadian dollars, with 15.3 million Canadian dollars, or US$10.9 million, coming from the Canadian Government’s non-refundable aid and the remaining 100,000 Canadian dollars from Vietnam’s reciprocal capital.

By Trung Chanh

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