Canada funds food safety project in VN
18:26 | 25/08/2020
VGP - The Canadian Government  will soon provide an aid package for a food safety project in Viet Nam.

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A food safety project funded by the Canadian Government will be deployed in Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi and some other parts of the country by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development from 2020 to 2025.

The project requires a total investment of some 15.4 million Canadian dollars, with 15.3 million Canadian dollars, or US$10.9 million, coming from the Canadian Government’s non-refundable aid and the remaining 100,000 Canadian dollars from Viet Nam’s reciprocal capital.

Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien signed a decision approving the project called “Safe Food for Growth”, whose main owner is the National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department. He said that a sustainable origin-tracing system would be created as a result of the project.

Through the project, management agencies will have the opportunity to access technology and advanced governance methods over food quality and safety and learn from research organizations, management agencies and producers in Canada.

Apart from this, the project is expected to raise the awareness of customers over food safety, accelerate the consumption of agricultural products and stabilize the prices of farm produce in the country.

The project aimed at implementing regulations on standard food safety and calling on producers and households to move toward smart agricultural production  eco-friendly farming.

                                                                                                    By Hoang Ha

 

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