Duy Xuyen District produces over 2,000 hectares were used for silk farming and up to 1,500 tonnes of cocoons were produced each year.
The central province of Quang Nam is preparing to develop silk-worm cultivation and silk production over thousands of hectares of lands. Quang Nam’s Vice Chairman Le Tri Thanh showed the state officials and firms members on a field survey near Thu Bon River in Duy Xuyen District and Dien Ban Town to set up a silk farming area.
Duy Xuyen District was once considered the silk hub of Quang Nam. Over 2,000 hectares were used for silk farming and up to 1,500 tonnes of cocoons were produced each year.
But over the years due to lack of funding to upgrade technology and a lack of outlets for the products, most villagers abandoned the craft. There are only a few dozen hectares of land left for silk farming and most households now specialize in selling silkworm pupae for cooking.
The provincial authorities have issued supportive policies in order to encourage firms to invest in silk farming craft villages and turn them into tourist sites. Thanh said the land is still in good condition for farming and the infrastructure had improved greatly over the years. The land near Thu Bon River is public land so they can lease it out to firms for the cultivation of silk production.
Source: Devdiscourse News Desk