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Taiwan proposes 2,500-hectare green energy agricultural park in Thanh Hoa

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HCMC – At a teleconference between the People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa Province and the Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei on January 18, Taiwanese investors proposed developing a 2,500-hectare green energy agricultural park in the north-central province, a smart agricultural project with low carbon emissions and strong international competitiveness.

It will also be a model for technology cooperation between Vietnam and Taiwan. The investors will build a greenhouse agricultural development area, refrigerated warehouses, water purifying and watering systems and an organic fertilizer plant.

The project will put agricultural technology and green energy at the heart of its development. It is also expected to boost the development of other industries, comprising farm produce processing and sugar plants and a brewery. Each zone can receive energy from a microgrid and be supported by a network of connected equipment and means of transport.

Hydropower would be used to support filling stations. In the future, the project would be an example of using hydropower to boost the agriculture and energy sectors in the Thanh Hoa Province.

The Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei hoped that the province and the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will create favorable conditions for Taiwanese investors to access and examine potential locations and legal procedures for the project.

Thanh Hoa Province vice chairman Nguyen Van Thi welcomed the Taiwanese investors’ proposal to develop a green energy agricultural park in the province. Thanh Hoa has identified agriculture as one of the five pillars for its development. Therefore, the local authorities will create favorable conditions for the investors to implement the project.

Thi suggested some potential locations for the project such as the Lam Son-Sao Vang area in Tho Xuan District and Thieu Hoa, Nhu Xuan, Thach Thanh and Ha Trung districts. The provincial government has asked the local departments to provide planning files and investment policies for the investors to study.

Thanh Hoa is committed to collaborating with the investors before, during and after the construction of the project.

Speaking at the conference, a representative of the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development spoke highly of the proposal to develop the project, which is sustainable and environmentally friendly.

The department suggested establishing a three-party technical team to study, evaluate and accelerate the project. Thanh Hoa Province should organize more investment promotion programs to attract more investors for the hi-tech agricultural sector.

By Le Hoang

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