|Tourists visit an organic vegetable garden in Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District, in Danang. The central coastal city has approved a site covering over 160,000 square meters for the development of hi-tech agrotourism – PHOTO: NHAN TAM
A 162,137-square-meter site, located across the Hoa Khuong and Hoa Phong communes in the city’s Hoa Vang District, will be set aside for the production of safe agricultural products that apply advanced technology.
In addition, the zoned land will include a safe vegetable garden, a nursery, a production area, a public house for workers, a processing plant and small stations in the vegetable garden for taking care of the plants.
The project was expected to exploit the city’s potential agrotourism, as tourists have a high demand for both common travel activities and for experiencing local culture and daily activities, according to many tour operators.
European and American tourists, for instance, are greatly interested in agriculture-based tours with a wide range of activities, such as spending one day working as farmers to try growing rice plants, catching fish and living with local households.
Therefore, if travel firms, local authorities and farmers team up to invest in travel residences plus agrotourism activities, local products will be promoted and local farmers can improve their incomes.
The project is reportedly part of the city’s approved plan to develop seven hi-tech agricultural zones in Hoa Vang. The city currently calls for investment in hi-tech agricultural projects with a range of preferential policies, such as subsidizing 50% of the costs of site clearance and constructing processing facilities or the cost of developing and displaying hi-tech agricultural production models.
The municipal People’s Committee in October last year pledged to support the city’s Farmer Association to develop a hi-tech, safe vegetable production model, with total costs reaching VND10 billion.