Ho Chi Minh City has a high demand for investment, high-tech agricultural technology, and smart farms for sustainable development, while the Republic of Korea (RoK) is one of the partners with advantages and cooperation experience in the field, experts said in a series of seminars under the Vietnam-RoK business week launched in Ho Chi Minh City on October 31.

Dinh Minh Hiep, Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said that the proportion of the value of agricultural production applying high technology currently accounts for about 48% of the city's total.

However, the local sector has yet to have smart farms mainly due to their high cost and requirement for a high-quality workforce, he added.

Nguyen Thanh Hien, deputy head of the management board of HCM City Hi-Tech Agricultural Park, said that the southern metropolis needs to take advantage of the cooperation with partners with technology potential and experience like the RoK to develop joint programs on training and experience exchange between the sides' managers, researchers, institutes and universities.

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