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Tata’s freeze dried coffee plant opens

Update: March, 08/2019 - 05:00
Representatives at the opening ceremony of Tata coffee plant in Bình Dương Province on Wednesday. - VNA/VNS Photo Hải Âu
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HÀ NỘI — A US$65.5 million freeze dried coffee plant of Tata Coffee Việt Nam Company Limited, a member of India’s Tata Group, in the southern province of Bình Dương went operational on Wednesday after 19 months of construction.

The plant was built on an area of 80,000sq.m in the Singapore-Việt Nam 2 Industrial Zone in Bắc Tân Uyên District. With a capacity of 5,000 tonnes per year, the plant targets to supply the global market with new types of instant coffee.

The opening of Tata’s freeze dried coffee plant in Bình Dương Province was evidence of the close cooperation between Việt Nam and India, according to Parvathaneni Harish, Indian Ambassador to Việt Nam.

Trần Thanh Liêm, Chairman of Bình Dương Province People’s Committee, at the opening ceremony highly appreciated Tata Group’s investment in the southern province. He expected that the province would receive more investment from India in the future, stressing that the province would continue to improve the business climate and infrastructure system to attract investment and stimulate economic growth.

Tata Coffee is one of the largest integrated coffee cultivation and processing companies in the world. Its products were now present in more than 40 countries.

Tata Coffee is part of the Tata Group – a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising over 100 independent operating companies.

Two-way trade between Việt Nam and India reached $14 billion in 2018, from $7.8 billion in 2016. More than 20 per cent of the trade value was of agricultural products. — VNS

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