|Khánh Hòa Province is developing hubs to centralise slaughterhouses to improve hygiene and stop pollution. — VNA/VNS Photo|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The south-central province of Khánh Hòa is developing hubs for slaughterhouses to gradually move the current small, scattered ones that cause pollution.
The province has more than 190 abattoirs, most of them located in residential areas, according to its Sub-department of Animal Health.
Lê Thắng, head of the agency, said most of them are household-based, do not meet hygiene standards and cause pollution.
In recent years, the province has called for private investment to build clusters of abattoirs to relocate those in residential areas.
They include a 3ha facility at a cost of VNĐ35 billion (US$1.5 million) in Cam Phước Đông Commune and a 5ha, VNĐ40 billion ($1.7 million) one in Cam Thành Nam Commune, both in Cam Ranh city.
The provincial People’s Council has approved completion of the plan by 2025.
In all there will be 18 abattoir clusters built on industrial or semi- industrial model.
Of them, seven will be built in Nha Trang, Cam Ranh, Ninh Hòa Town, and Cam Lâm, Vạn Ninh and Diên Khánh districts.
The plan is projected to cost VNĐ470 billion ($20.7 million), VNĐ275 billion of which will come from private investors. — VNS