The construction of a warehouse capable of string of 4 million tonnes of paddy rice in the Mekong delta will be completed by 2013, two years later than scheduled.

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development announced the delay on August 10, adding the implementation of the plan faced many difficulties.

Under the plan, the construction of a storage system with a total capacity of 2.5 million tonnes of paddy rice and the upgrade of a 0.47 million tonnes system will be completed by the end of this year.

Additionally, local enterprises will modernise their repositories to increase the country’s storage capacity to 10 million tonnes of paddy rice a year by 2015./.