The central highlands’ province of Lam Dong issued an action program on green transition back in 2021, with priority given to agriculture, forestry, tourism, renewable energy, and natural resources, according to Chairman of the Lam Dong Provincial People’s Committee Pham S.
Lam Dong has mapped out specific measures for development, he told the Vietnam Connect 2023 forum held in central Da Nang city on March 17 by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VnEconomy / Vietnam Economic Times, and the Da Nang City People’s Committee and with the theme “New Breakthroughs for Central Vietnam, driving twin green and digital transition in sustainable economic growth strategies”.
Regarding agriculture, Lam Dong has focused on the application of high technology to generate revenue. High technology has been applied on some 21 per cent of the province’s agricultural land, or 63,000 ha, bringing in earnings of $9,000-200,000 per ha.
The province has also sped up the application of biotechnology and information technology in environmental protection, protecting water resources, and developing organic agriculture, circular agriculture, and smart agriculture.
Lam Dong has also focused on developing tourism by diversifying products, including ecotourism and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, exhibitions) tourism.
In particular, the province has successfully developed agritourism based on high technology. It currently has three agritourism sites of international standard and a 5-ha tourist site, which welcome 3 million tourists and earn $5 million annually, according to Mr. S.
Concerning digital transformation, the province has applied high technology solutions in farming activities. It has 26 farms applying high technology, or half of all farms in the country doing so.
“We will continue to promote digital transformation in tourism and agriculture, develop smart eco-cities, and implement a green and smart corridor in climate change adaptation for development,” he said.