At the ground-breaking ceremony. (Photo: nhandan.com)

Hanoi (VNA) – The TH Group began construction of its fruit and fruit juice processing factory in Van Ho district in the northern mountainous province of Son La on January 25.

Capitalised at 1.2 trillion VND (53 million USD), the factory will be developed in two phases.

The first, worth 300 billion VND, will process fruits such as orange, longan, mango and passion fruits with an annual capacity of 30,000 tonnes of products to be sold to other fruit juice producers.

Meanwhile, the second, valued at 900 billion VND, will provide several kinds of canned fruit juices.

In her speech at the groundbreaking ceremony, Vice Chairwoman of the National Assembly Tong Thi Phong suggested the TH Group accelerate the construction of the factory.

She also called on local authorities to create the most favourable conditions for the group to put its project into operation soon, helping create more jobs and boosting incomes for farmers in the locality.

Currently, Son La province has 42,600h of fruits and is striving to increase the figure to 100,000 ha by 2020.-VNA