The northern province of Ha Nam will give its full support for the Dutch animal feed manufacturer De Hues to carry out its investment projects in the locality, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Mai Tien Dung has confirmed.

De Hues will be allowed to join a pilot project on planting maize and raising cows imported from Australia, on an area of 66 ha in Moc Bac commune, Duy Tien district.

During the March 3 working session with officials from the company, Dung pledged that his province will provide land for the Dutch producer to build a cattle-feed factory once they expand operations in the north.

He introduced to the guests a plan to increase the province’s dairy herd to 6,000 heads by 2020 from the current 400 ones.

Dung expressed his hopes for local breeders to receive technical assistance from De Hues, which boasts 100-year experience in the animal feed and cattle farming industry, to bring their dairy cattle quality to international standards.

De Hues Vietnam Director Gabor Fluit said his company is running four cattle-feed factories in Vietnam, with three based in the south and one in northern Hai Phong port city. It plans to build three more plants in northern localities, including Ha Nam.

Apart from undertaking a number of agriculture production models, like those on raising dairy cows and pigs, Ha Nam is persuading investors to build high-quality animal feed factories to help increase the locals’ income.-VNA