Nghe An to have new high-tech pig farm hinh anh 1The ground-breaking ceremony (Source: VNA)
Nghe An (VNA) – Construction began on a high-tech pig-breeding farm invested by Masan Group in Ha Son commune, Quy Hop district, the central province of Nghe An, on November 5.

Covering an area of 223 hectares, the 1 trillion VND (45 million USD) Masan Nutri-Farm is the largest pig farm in the province. It is expected to employ 350 local labourers and contribute about 1 trillion VND to the local GDP once it is operational.

According to Masan Group Chairman Nguyen Dang Quang, the farm is designed to raise 240,000 pigs a year in line with the Vietnamese Good Agriculture Practices (VietGap).

It is scheduled to become operational in the first quarter of 2017 and supply pork for the market one year later, he said.

Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Duong said he hopes the farm will help boost socio-economic development in the northern mountainous commune of Quy Hop and Nghe An in general.

On this occasion, Masan Group presented 150 million VND (6,750 USD) to Ha Son pre-school in Quy Hop commune and gifts to 10 farming households in the commune.

Masan Group is one of the largest private-sector companies in Vietnam. Its subsidiaries include Masan Food and Masan Resources.-VNA