The Thong Thuan seafood processing company inaugurated a shrimp processing plant with an annual capacity of 6,500 tonnes of end products in the central province of Ninh Thuan on July 26.

The 13 million USD plant, the second of Thong Thuan company, will employ 2,500 workers to produce high quality products meeting customers’ requirements in such choosy markets as Japan, Germany, France and the US.

In the first six months of this year, shrimp exports generated 1.8 billion USD, more than half the export value of the seafood industry (3.45 billion USD), according to a report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Shrimp exports are expected to continue increasing in the second half of the year.-VNA