Interflour, one of the largest flour millers in Asia, has started to build its first malting plant in Vietnam to meet the demand of domestic beer companies. (Photo: interflour.com)

Hanoi (VNA) - Interflour, one of the largest flour millers in Asia, has started to build its first malting plant in Vietnam to meet the demands of domestic beer companies, according to the project’s official.

The plant is expected to open in March 2017 with capacity reaching about 184,000 tonnes, and replacing 40 percent of malt currently imported each year by Vietnam, Nguyen Hoang Ngan, assistance of the project, told the Vietnam’s News Agency’s national English-language daily.

Interflour, which is owned by Australia's biggest wheat exporter and co-operative CBH Group and Indonesian company Salim Group, has nine processing facilities in five countries, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Vietnam and Turkey, processing approximately 1.5 million tonnes of flour per year.

The company has two flour plants in Vietnam, of which, the plant in Da Nang has a capacity of 70,000 tonnes of flour per year and the factory in Cai Mep Industrial Zone amounts to 250,000 tonnes per year which is in the southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.-VNA