A storage system capable of storing up to 4 million tonnes of paddy rice in the Mekong Delta is expected to be operational by the end of this year, after three years of construction.

Located in 52 locations in 13 Mekong Delta provinces and cities and Ho Chi Minh City, storages will be operated mechanically and automatically, enhancing productivity and controlling technical parameters during the process of rice preservation.

Once being put into operation, the system will help buy up rice among local growers and reduce after-harvest loss, thus ensuring stable rice production and supply as well as raising efficiency in performance of rice producers, processors and exporters.-VNA