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Dutch dairy firm increases price

Update: April, 27/2013 - 10:13

HCM CITY (VNS)— The Dutch dairy firm FrieslandCampina Viet Nam announced to increase its fresh milk purchasing price by VND2,000 (US$0.1) to VND13,600 ($0.6) per kilogram.

Luu Van Tan, manager of the company's Dairy Development Program (DDP), said with this purchasing price adjustment, the company hopes to encourage Vietnamese farmers maintain the supply of high-quality and hygienic of the fresh milk.

Since 1996, FrieslandCampina Viet Nam has invested more than US$13 million in its Dairy Development Program (DDP) to support sustainable development of the industry in the country, Tan said.

The company has purchased 75,000 tonnes of fresh milk per year from 3,000 Vietnamese farms, accounting for one-fourth of the total fresh milk produced in Viet Nam, he said.-VNS


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