Vedan seasoning powder is sold at supermarket.(Photo: nhandan.com.vn)

Hanoi (VNA) – Vedan Vietnam has prioritised environmental protection in the past 10 years, Vedan Vietnam Director General Yang Kun Hsiang was quoted as saying by Lao Dong newspaper.

“The environmental incident in 2008 was a big lesson for Vedan which was behind the great change in its development policy,” the company’s leader told the newspaper.

Vedan Vietnam has invested 33 million USD in building wastewater treatment facilities, with daily capacity at 9,500 cubic metres, exceeding by one third the amount of wastewater the firm produces.

The company has also enhanced automation in production to save electricity and reduce waste and wastewater.

The factory has four wastewater treatment stations and two discharge gates on the Dong Nai river.

The automated wastewater monitoring system works around the clock and sends data to the Dong Nai provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment. 

According to the director, Vietnam is the biggest production centre of Taiwanese MSG-maker Vedan Group in the world, accounting for 45 percent of the group’s total output.

Vietnam and Dong Nai in particular is the group’s key investment destination thanks to its favourable location, abundant material supply and young workforce along with a large consumption market, the group’s representative said.

Vedan also receives active support from the Vietnamese government.

So far, Vedan has invested more than 580 million USD in Vietnam and the figure is expected to increase. The group contributes some 300 billion VND (13.2 million USD) to the state budget every year.

Vedan Vietnam consumes a large amount of local agricultural products such as crude sugar, cassava, starch and salt, creating jobs for local farmers besides more than 3,800 workers at its factory.-VNA