German officials have expressed interest in the transfer of dairy processing and packaging technology, to Vietnam’s leading dairy producer Vinamilk.

A delegation from the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection recently paid a working visit to Vietnam and held a working session with the Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) on Sept. 30.

The ministry’s State Secretary Robert Kloos also said Germany can supply breeding cows and farm technology to Vinamilk, as well as assist Vinamilk in penetrating the German market.

General Director and President of the Executive Board of Vinamilk Mai Kieu Lien said the company plans to invest around 100 million USD in the next five years to build a powder milk plant with an annual capacity of 54,000 tonnes and a milk plant with an annual capacity of 400 million litres scheduled to be put into operation in 2012. Vinamilk also expects to open a plant with an annual capacity of 64.4 million litres of milk and 240 million pots of yoghurt this year./.