Hà Nội People’s Committee has just issued Plan no.218/KH-UBND regarding giant freshwater prawn development in the city up to 2025.
The Plan is issued to build areas specializing in giant freshwater prawn culture with the use of biological products to reduce environmental pollution, adapt climate change and gradually improve output and quality for food safety assurance. This is to satisfy increasingly high demand of customers of Hà Nội.
Accordingly, farming areas, production, quality, and product value of giant freshwater prawns will be increased in 2019 – 2022 by applying advanced technology, reoganizing production, building necessary platform to boost sustainable growth in the next steps. Total 30 hectares is used for giant freshwater prawn culture, producing 60 tons (shrimp-rice with 0.5 tons/ha/crop, semi-intensive farming 1.5 tons/ha/crop, and intensive system with 3.0 tons/ha/crop).
In 2023 – 2025, Hà Nội plans to expand giant freshwater prawn farming areas with intensive system, semi-intensive system and organic shrimp system (shrimp-rice). The city will invest into infrastructure in accordance with technique services. Giant freshwater prawns farming areas are estimated to reach over 80 tons.
To fulfill its targets, Hà Nội will carry out a demonstration of commercial giant freshwater prawn culture. In 2019, the city is developing shrimp-rice model (estimated production reaches over 1.5 tons/ha) on 3 ha land in Ứng Hòa, Mỹ Đức, Phú Xuyên districts and a semi-intensive giant freshwater prawn farming system (estimated production reaches over 1.5 tons/ha) on 2 ha land in Thanh Oai, Phú Xuyên.
A semi-intensive giant freshwater prawn farming system will be built on 2 ha land in Phú Xuyên and Thanh Trì in 2020, and intensive farming system (estimated production reaches 3 tons/ha) in Ba Vì and Ứng Hoà. In 2021, Mỹ Đức, Ứng Hoà, Chương Mỹ, and Ba Vì will practice the intensive farming system in total 4 ha land, and in 2022 this model will be carried out in 4 ha land of Ba Vì, Chương Mỹ, Thanh Oai and Phú Xuyên districts.
Farmers will be instructed with farming techniques. Environmental survey, disease warnings, and quality control will be carried out in the city.
Project of giant freshwater prawn development plan in Hà Nội is estimated to cost 15.55 billion dong with 10.24 billion from national budget and 5.2 billion from other resources (organizations and individuals).