Work commenced on the construction of a 50,000-square-metre cold storage area at the Song Hau Industrial Park in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on March 9.

As the largest cold storage building for aquatic products in the region, the new facility will be a part of the Cuu Long Port and Logistics project invested by Minh Phu Group and the Gemadept Company.

The project is funded through an investment of 300 billion VND (14.1 million USD).

The storage facility has been designed to meet the strictest standards of frozen aquatic product preservation and use foreign advanced technologies.

The Cuu Long Port and Logistics project, covering 30 hectares, will cost a total of 1 trillion VND (47 million USD).

The Mekong Delta is a major aquaculture region with 800,000 hectares of water surface dedicated to the purpose, not to mention sea catches.

The aquaculture products industry targets an output of 3.7 million tonnes to meet the demand of 198 local processing plants in the region this year.-VNA