The Vietnam Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (Vinamilk) will start a project to raise 8,000 dairy cows in southern province of Tay Ninh in 2015.

To carry out the project, the company will import 2,500 cows in early 2015 and the rest by the end of 2016.

According to Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Thu Thuy, the project, covering 685 ha of land in Long Khanh commune, Ben Cau district, was licensed in 2012 with a total investment of 700 billion VND (33 million USD).

Its aim is to produce 35 million litres of milk per year.

Vinamilk will build a milk processing factory here to reduce costs and provide more jobs for locals, she added.-VNA