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HCM City (VNA) – The Vietnam Meat Industries JSC (VISSAN), one of Vietnam’s largest food producers, on April 13 launched a training project on slaughtering skills, aiming to improve the local slaughtering capacity and hygiene.

Funded by the Embassy of Australia and carried out by the programme Aus4skills, the project is part of a progamme on management, training and exchange of skills (MATES) to enhance the accessibility and sustainability of cattle trade between Vietnam and Australia.

VISSAN is one of two facilities in southern Vietnam selected by the programme to host the skill training sessions.

The project will focus on improving slaughtering skills and hygiene and increasing product lifecycle, distribution, and marketing.

Speaking at the launching ceremony, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said cooperation between Vietnamese and Australian enterprises is expanding in different areas, including investment, trade and agriculture. It is a positive signal for the start of a new era in the two countries’ partnership, he noted.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development expects that the bilateral relations in general and cooperation between the business communities of the two nations will further develop in the future, with active transfer of slaughtering technology and vocational training from Australia that will help bring more high-quality, safe and value-added food products to the Vietnamese market, he added.

Australian Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources David Littleproud described  Vietnam as a vibrant and potential market, offering many opportunities for firms from both sides. He reiterated that Vietnam remains as one of Australia’s key partners.-VNA