It was one of the preparatory moves to receive loans fromthe Asian Development Bank.

Head of the group Dang Kim Son said the project aims to enhancethe commercialisation of value chain, climate change adaptation, andcompetitiveness of fruits and vegetables.

It will help set up infrastructure adaptable with climatechange to improve the output and sustainability of fruit and vegetablecooperatives.

The first component will use advanced technology to promotethe cultivation of safe fruits and vegetables while building five processing,packaging and collecting centres.

The second component will build a complex of agricultureservices and wholesale markets in Chau Thanh A district along with lab rooms.

The third component will help offer training courses tostakeholders to adopt good agricultural practices, technical assistance onproduct quality and origin tracing.

Ngo Minh Long, Deputy Director of the provincial Departmentof Agriculture and Rural Development, permanent deputy head of the project,said it is the first PPP project launched in Hau Giang, contributing toimproving the sector’s competitiveness.-VNA