|The factory was put into operation after six months of construction. — VNA/VNS Photo Quốc Khánh|
LÀO CAI —A vegetable and fruit processing factory, worth VNĐ42 billion (US$1.82 million) was put into operation in Lùng Vai Commune, Mường Khương District of the northern mountainous province of Lào Cai on Wednesday.
Invested by the Asia Foods Company, the facility has an annual capacity of processing 4,600 tonnes of pineapple, 800 tonnes of banana, 1,000 tonnes of maize, 1,600 tonnes of concentrated pineapple juice, and 250 tonnes of vegetables and fruit.
The products will be exported to the Asian, European and American markets, and serve domestic consumption.
It will create jobs for 500 seasonal and 200 regular labourers.
Currently, the factory has committed to buying all farm produce of Mường Khương farmers, while supporting them in fertilisers and farming techniques.
Mường Khương District is an agricultural hub of Lào Cai with nearly 8,000ha of crops. — VNS