Proposal To Build 6 Sub-Zones For Fisheries Development In The Mekong Delta

Nong Nhiếp Vietnam

Recently, Mr. Le Van Quang, General Director of Minh Phu Seafood Corporation (MPC), has proposed to Chairman of the National Assembly Vuong Dinh Hue on the construction planning of six sub-zones for Mekong Delta.

According to Mr. Quang, the MPC with its closed value model for the whole shrimp production chain, currently has 18 member companies including one in the US and another in Tokyo (Japan), with over 15,000 staff throughout the coastal provinces from Ninh Thuan to Ha Tien and Kien Giang.

Mr. Quang assessed: “The Mekong Delta, with its diverse ecosystems, has a great potential for developing organic black tiger shrimp breeding as well as high-tech super-intensive shrimp farming. In addition, the Mekong Delta is a granary of rice and shrimp thus it has also a huge potential to increase its value to 20 times over the current figure with high competitiveness and high profits. However, the Mekong Delta needs to be planned properly and well, in the direction of ‘favor of nature”, adapting to climate change and sustainable development.”

Accordingly, the MPC proposes to build six sub-zones as follow:

One is to focus on construction planning of marine urban regions with seaports and residential areas associated with boat berths and industrial zones favorable for processing fish and seafood products.

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