Largest woodchip processing factory in Phu Yen starts operation hinh anh 1Largest woodchip processing factory in Phu Yen starts operation. (Photo: Internet)

Phu Yen (VNA) – The largest woodchip processing factory for export in the south central province of Phu Yen was officially put into operation at Dong Bac Song Cau Industrial Park on July 31.

The 36,000-sqm factory was built by a local private enterprise at a total cost of 100 billion VND.

According to Tran Dang Khoa, Director of Bao Chau Private Enterprise, the project is set to produce 100,000 tonnes of woodchip annually, with a designed capacity of 36 tonnes per hour, during its first phase.

It will then switch to manufacture 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets in 2017 for export to the Republic of Korea, the US and the EU, he said.

The company has a 2,000-hectare material area to feed the factory. It has worked with the National Economics University, Bureau Veritas and RoK-based Dongseo University and Kangwon National University to study new wood processing technologies.-VNA