People harvest pineapple in Hau Giang province (Photo: VNA)


Hau Giang (VNA) –
Authorities of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on March 20 discussed the construction of a factory producing canned fruits and juice in the province with representatives of the Phuc Xuyen company.

At the working session, Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Huu Nghia informed the firm about incentives for a fruit plant in the province, especially pineapple processing.

According to Nguyen Van Dong, Director of the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, by the end of 2017, Hau Giang was home to more than 39,800ha of fruit trees, producing an estimate of more than 324,400 tonnes of fruits. Notably, pineapple growing area hit about 2,000ha.

Director of Phuc Xuyen company Doan The Xuyen voiced his hope that local authorities will help the firm improve its product quality, apply advanced technology and launch pilot agricultural projects.

The canned fruits and juice plant will be built on 30,000 square metres and will cost about 170 billion VND (7.46 million USD).

It is expected to process up to 10,000 tonnes of fruit per year and export its products to countries in Europe and America.-VNA