Kon Tum strives to have 10,000 hectares of Ngoc Linh ginseng by 2030

Friday, 06/01/2023 10:13
The Central Highlands province of Kon Tum has set a goal to form a concentrated medicinal herb growing area by 2025, with about 4,500 hectares of Ngoc Linh ginseng; and by 2030 have 25,000 ha of medicinal herbs, including 10,000 ha of Ngoc Linh ginseng.
Ngoc Linh ginseng seedling. (Photo: VNA)

The Kon Tum People’s Committee has just issued a project on the investment, development and processing of medicinal herbs in the province until 2025 and orientation to 2030.

The promulgation and implementation of the project aims to exploit the potential and advantages of the province on medicinal herbs; sustainably and effectively use existing natural medicinal materials; and develop the Kon Tum herbal medicinal area into a national key medicinal area and a major pharmaceutical production center of the country by 2025.

During the implementation process, Kon Tum divided the project into 2 phases; in which the 2018-2020 period has been completed. The 2021-2030 period  is being implemented.

As of the end of 2022, Kon Tum has about 1,749 hectares of Ngoc Linh ginseng; in which, the newly planted area of 508 ha is mainly developed by Ngoc Linh Kon Tum Ginseng Joint Stock Company and Dak To Forestry One Member Limited Liability Company.

The area of other medicinal herbs was approximately 5,120 ha, reaching 109.8% of the plan, of which, nearly 2,500 ha were newly planted, reaching 122.8% of the plan./.