The Thong Thuan aquatic company started construction of a sand-based shrimp farming facility in the central province of Ha Tinh on June 16, as part of its plan to supply a disease-free seed stock to the north central region.

The 3.3 million USD facility will sprawl over 7.1 hectares that accommodate 29 farms of various sizes.

The company expects that it will annually generate 3.5 billion seed shrimp for breeding.

Boasting a coastline of 137km, Ha Tinh has excellent potential for developing aquaculture.

It has so far allocated over 7,200 hectares for the sector, especially the farming of high-yield shrimp along sandy banks.-VNA