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Learning about the salt making in Long Dien district    
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Learning about the salt making in Long Dien district The working scene of salt farmers in the morning
Mar 25 2019

In order to preserve and promote the tradition of the salt making in Long Dien district, on September 10th, 2018, Ba Ria-Vung Tau People's Committee issued Decision No.2516/QD-UBND regarding recognition of traditional salt making in Long Dien district. The salt making in Long Dien district recognized as a traditional profession that will help salt farmers receive many preferential policies on rural sectors and traditional craft villages under Decree No.52/2018/ND-CP.


Due to the natural advantages of land, climate, and water resources, up to now, the salt making in Long Dien district has over 160 years of the establishment and development with an area of about 540 hectares (in which 35 hectares produced by canvas-covered method). The average annual production is 26,000 tonnes per crop year and the number of making salt households is about 272 households with 600 workers. This is a long-lasting traditional occupation, mainly produced by manual methods and handed down through generations of salt farmers in Long Dien town and An Ngai commune.

Along with the socio-economic development process of the locality, the salt making in Long Dien district has been applied mechanical electricity for production such as rollers to make soil, salt rakes by machines, trolleys to transport salt, and plastic tarpaulins as background to crystallize clean salt.

Compared to salt produced in Ninh Thuan province and Khanh Hoa province, the salt of Long Dien district has small, solid, and white grains with insoluble matter content and lower humidity. Therefore, it has moderate salinity, not bitter. Currently, the salt of Long Dien district not only ensures the consumption demand in the district but also provides to the provinces and cities nearby such as Dong Nai, Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City, especially Phu Quoc district - Kien Giang province to become an ingredient for making famous fish sauce at home and abroad.


Ba Ria-Vung Tau People's Committee recognized the salt making in Long Dien district is a traditional profession that has motivated salt farmers to strive more in production, introduction and enhancement of value of salt products in the district, contributing to preserving and developing the local traditional salt making.

Source: Ba Ria-Vung Tau Department of Agriculture and Rural Development