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Economic situation in Can Tho City - Part 2

economic_situation_in_Cantho_City_-_3VIETRADE - Agro-fishery

The agro-fishery industry develops towards concentrated production, applying high technology, and forming big and high quality goods producing areas in the form of stable poly-culture, attaching to processing industry and consumer market. Despite the rapid urbanization and the decrease of agricultural land area, the production value of the whole industry increases by 5.3% on an average, in which the agricultural value decreases by 1.6% and the aquatic products increase by 14.1% averagely.


The GDP structure of the agro-forestry-fishery industry has made a positive movement in comparison with 2005: the added value ratio of agriculture decreases by 3.4%, the added value ratio of fishery increases 3.8%, and the added value ratio of forest decreases by 0.4%.


The area for rice cultivation kept unchanged, about 93,000-96,000 ha; the rice yield is stable, about 1.1-1.2 million tons per year; the high quality rice makes up 80% of the total yield. About 8,000 ha of farm produce concentrate alongside Ha River yielding 96,000 tons a year.


There are 5,000 ha of short-term industrial crops yielding 5,500 tons a year. There are 15,000 ha for garden economy with the output of 100,000-110,000 tons a year. The quantity of livestock and poultry has decreased a lot because of epidemic diseases and increased price of cattlefeed, which causes much damage to the breeding industry. Pigs decrease from 135,905 heads in 2005 to 116,750 heads in 2010 making an average decrease of pork meat output of 3.3%; the quantity of the poultry is gradually restored (it is estimated to reach 1,845,500 heads in 2010). To forestry, mostly there are dispersed trees in order to create environmental scenery, stop wind, hinder flood, protect construction works and dikes.


The fishery is planned and invested in combination with processing industry. The fishery model is built to the standard of SQF 1000CM, food safety standards, and towards GAP. Thanks to the industrial and semi-industrial breeding models (about 30-35%) and rotational breeding in rice fields, the area for aquaculture reaches 12,550 ha in 2010, increasing by 0.2% averagely; aquatic products output increases from 83,783 tons in 2005 to 162,380 tons in 2010, increasing by 14.2% averagely.


The rural economy keeps on developing; the rural infrastructure has been synchronously invested. There have been 87,000 ha of self-contained irrigational land, making up 90-93% of the cultivation land; 73/85 communes/wards have center-accessed roads; 100% of the communes have center-accessed electric line; 98.3% of the rural households use electricity; 81% of the households use hygienic water, in which 67% use clean water; 100% of the communes have medical stations, primary schools, kindergartens, nursery schools, cultural post-offices, etc.



The communications network has been modernized and fully connected to other provinces and cities of the country ensuring the thorough communication in the city compass; many modern service forms have been exploited meeting the socio-economic development and communi cation requirements of the zone. It is estimated that by 2010, the telephone-using density will be 187 subscribers/100 people (in which, there are 15.86 subscribers for fixed telephone) and 4.03 Internet subscribers/100 people; 80% of the communes have public Internet accessing points; 100% of the departments, industries, districts use Internet text managing software. The growth rate of the software industry and digital contents, electronic industry reach 15%. The broadcasting-television services have also been enhanced with diversified forms.


Other services

Insurance, audit, law consultancy, labor, health, culture, education, training, physical training and sports have initially developed towards socialization; many new service forms have been established and developed, bring in high added value, such as housework medium service, labor export medium service, medium service for selfsupport studying abroad, security service, educational and training service, high quality health care service, and other services contributing to promoting the socio-economic development.

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