Country’s most modern poultry processing plant built in Thanh Hoa hinh anh 1Delegates at the ceremony to launch construction of Vietnam's most modern poultry processing plant (Photo: VNA)

Thanh Hoa, (VNA) – Construction work started on the country’s most modern poultry processing plant in the north central province of Thanh Hoa on July 6.

The 300 billion VND (nearly 13.1 million USD) Viet Avis plant in Hoang Quy commune, Hoang Hoa district, is invested by the Master Good group of Hungary and the local Phu Gia company. In the first phase, it will have a processing capacity of 2,500 chickens per hour.

The event was attended by Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong and representatives from Thanh Hoa People’s Committee and Hungary’s Ministry of Agriculture.

From now to 2020, Master Good and Phu Gia companies will also invest in a chain of around 100 farms in 10 districts to supply chickens for the plant, which will export products to European countries.

According to Thanh Hoa’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, the livestock sector in the province has developed strongly in recent years in both scale and product quality. Regarding poultry, the province currently has 18.3 million fowls, supplying 36,327 tonnes of meat per year.

The province is restructuring the livestock sector towards value chains with large-scale and hi-tech farms. It aims to have 23 million heads of poultry by 2020, producing 47,000 tonnes of meat (live weight) and 160.25 billion eggs.-VNA