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Mekong Delta gets the nod to expand rice warehouse capacity

Update: June, 14/2012 - 10:39
HCM CITY — The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has given the green light for a plan by the Southern Food Corporation No 2 (Vinafood 2) to build 40 new warehouses that can store nearly 856,000 tonnes of paddy.

A 2010 ministry decision mandated that by the end of 2013 the agricultural sector should have a warehousing system around the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta that can store 4 million tonnes of paddy.

Vinafood 2 has already built new warehouses with a capacity of 711,000 tonnes, accounting for 75 per cent of the target it was assigned. The Northern Food Corporation has added 210,000 tonnes of capacity, or nearly 80 per cent of its target. — VNS

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