More than 5,100 swiftlet houses being built


Vietnam Swiftlet Farmer’s Association-VSFA said there is around 5,167 houses which have been built for breeding swifts in 39 provinces and cities throughout the country by the end of 2016.

A swiftlet house  (Photo: Sggp)

A swiftlet house (Photo: Sggp)

The area of the swift-breeding industry is more than one million square meters with 6 million birds, producing about 42 tones of nest annually, excluding  the amount of salangane nests on the islands in 7 provinces of around 6 tones per year.

The swift-breeding industry is expected to reach 250-300 tones a year with 11,000 houses in 2022.

The report also showed that most of firms do not meet the standards of exporting  in overseas markets.

By CONG PHIEN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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