Vietnam: Urbanization in outskirt areas to develop high-tech agriculture

Under the plan on urbanization in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City, the suburban districts of Hoc Mon, Binh Chanh, Nha Be, Cu Chi and Can Gio will become urban districts or cities within the city in the 2021-2030 period. There is some concern about agricultural activities of the rural districts when they are turned into cities and towns.

After earning a decent income by selling yellow apricot in the lunar New Year, farmers of the Binh Loi yellow apricot village in Binh Chanh District are busy receiving groups of clients from provinces and cities who come to buy yellow apricot seedlings.

Director of Binh Loi Yellow Apricot Cooperative Le Huu Thien said that his garden has sold more than 5,000 young tree priced from several hundred thousands to million Vietnam dong a tree from the beginning of February to present while the cooperative has sold over 20,000 yellow apricot seedlings.

Binh Loi yellow apricot is people’s favorite flower because it has higher value than apricot varieties in other localities thanks to its quality, strong and healthy growth suited to long-distance transport. It does not take much time to take care of young plants and provide an income that is not inferior to selling ornamental trees, he added.

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