PM attends conference on development of Ngoc Linh ginseng
10:42 | 06/09/2018

VGP – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc is attending a large-scale conference on the development of Ngoc Linh ginseng, a plant considered Viet Nam’s “national treasure”.

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Under the theme “Investing in the development of Ngoc Linh ginseng and other medicinal materials”, the conference sees the presence of over 300 delegates, including representatives from ministries, sectors, universities, hospitals, and scientific organizations, as well as researchers and developers of medicinal herbs, and businesses from both at home and abroad.

Participants will discuss the reality, potential, direction and policy for the development of Ngoc Linh ginseng and other medicinal materials; the situation of sustainably managing and protecting forest resources associated with developing medicinal plants under forest canopy; the development potential of Vietnamese medicinal materials; and characteristics and quality of ginseng roots and natural conditions of the Ngoc Linh ginseng growing areas.

The conference also offers a chance for Kon Tum province to its medicinal herbs to domestic and foreign friends, especially Ngoc Linh ginseng

According to a survey conducted by the Institute of Medicinal Materials under the Health Ministry, there are over 850 species of medicinal plants and medicinal mushrooms in Kon Tum, of which 30 species of medicinal plants serve a great demand of the market and about 25 species of medicinal plants are grown.

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Especially, Ngoc Linh ginseng is indigenous to the Ngoc Linh mountains in the provinces of Kon Tum and Quang Nam. It has many uses and features that are superior to other ginseng species. Kon Tum has now developed geographical indications for Ngoc Linh ginseng root products to nearly 17,000 hectares in nine communes of Tu Mo Rong and Dak Glei districts.

In the framework of the conference, from September 4 to 7, Kon Tum province organizes a first-ever exhibition on Kon Tum Ngoc Linh ginseng and other medicinal herbs, with more than 20 booths displaying over 200 items, including raw medicinal materials and products made of medicinal materials  from enterprises in and outside the province.

According to the Kon Tum provincial leaders, the aforementioned events aim to implementing the tasks and solutions for the development of the medicinal material industry pursuant to the Prime Minister's conclusion at a national video conference on the development of Vietnamese medicinal materials, held in Lao Cai province in 2017.

                                                                                                                     By Vien Nhu

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