Thuận Phong Agricultural Product Processing Co Ltd yesterday launched a factory to process and freeze fruits and vegetables in Giao Long Commune in Bến Tre Province’s Châu Thành District.
|A household in southern Bến Tre Province packs dried coconut for sale. Coconut is the province’s speciality. - Photo www.tintucnongnghiep.com|
Covering an area of 6ha in the southern province, the factory has modern machinery and a designed capacity of processing 6,000 to 10,000 tonnes per month.
The first agricultural product that will be processed by the VNĐ500-billion (US$22.4million) factory is Chu sweet mango of the southern Đồng Tháp Province.
At the opening ceremony, Nguyễn Hữu Phước, deputy chairman of Bến Tre’s people’s committee, welcomed the factory’s establishment, and said it would contribute to fostering the province’s GDP growth and create jobs for 1,000 local workers.
The plant will also help raise the value of the locality’s farm produce and boost consumption of agricultural products of other provinces in the Cửu Long (Mekong Delta) region.
The committee promised to create favourable conditions for the development of the factory so that it could diversify its products, Phước said.