|Delegates attend to the plant’s ground-breaking ceremony. — Photo nongnghiep.vn|Viet Nam News
THANH HÓA — Work started on the country’s most modern poultry processing plant costing an estimated VNĐ300 billion (nearly US$14 million) in the central province of Thanh Hóa on Friday.
Financed by the Master Good Group of Hungary and the province-based Phú Gia JSC, the Viet Avis plant will cover 60,000sq.m in Hoằng Quy Commune, Hoằng Hóa District. It will be able to process 2,500 chickens per hour in the first phase for sale on the local market as well as export to the EU, Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong and Singapore.
During his speech at the event, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyễn Xuân Cường urged the two enterprises to complete the construction of the plant on schedule while ensuring social security, environmental protection and job creation.
According to Thanh Hóa’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the livestock sector has developed strongly in recent years in both scale and quality. Regarding poultry, the province currently supplies more than 36,300 tonnes of meat per year.
The province is restructuring its livestock sector to create value chains with large-scale and hi-tech farms. It aims to have 23 million head of poultry by 2020, producing 47,000 tonnes of meat in live weight and over 160 billion eggs. — VNS