A need of specific policies for Ngoc Linh ginseng development

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(QNO) - Ngoc Linh ginseng is one of the 5 best kinds of ginseng in the world for health and with high economic values. However, Ngoc Linh ginseng conservation and development is not adequate to the local potentials and strength. So, the workshop with the theme “Solutions to Ngoc Linh ginseng development” organised in Tam Ky city (Quang Nam province) on June 12 aimed to evaluate the real situation and give practical solutions to Ngoc Linh ginseng development into a medicinal and national product as the recent decision of Vietnamese Prime Minister.

Vice Chairman Thanh speaks at the event
Vice Chairman Thanh speaks at the event

In his inaugural speech at the workshop, Vice Chairman of Quang Nam People’s Committee Le Tri Thanh said Ngoc Linh ginseng in Quang Nam and Kontum provinces has been granted the certificate of geographical indication by Vietnam’s Ministry of Science and Technology. Nevertheless, ginseng products are not numerous and their values are not high. It is urgent to exploit Ngoc Linh ginseng effectively.

Mr Phan Huy Hien- Nhan Dan newspaper Deputy Editor-in-chief gives his speech  at the event
Mr Phan Huy Hien- Nhan Dan newspaper Deputy Editor-in-chief gives his speech at the event

At the workshop, many ideas were given to gradually develop Ngoc Linh ginseng into a key economic plant in Vietnam, contribute to local socio-economic growth and to public healthcare by the representatives of management agencies, research institutes, businesses. It is necessary to have special policies for Ngoc Linh ginseng conservation and development such as large-scale production, priorities in land delivery, tax and loan exemption, simple administrative procedures to attract competent investors, particularly businesses who apply high-tech to multiplication of this medicinal plant.

Representatives at the workshop
Representatives at the workshop

Besides, source of Ngoc Linh ginseng gene needs to be conserved. The bio-diversification and forest environment must be protected. The advanced cultivation technique and products diversification should be applied to this ginseng.