15:54 | 23/11/2015 Trade
About 90% of canned coconut water produced at Thanh Thanh Cong plant in Ben Tre will be exported to North America, Europe and a number of countries in Asia and North Africa.
Some coconut products displayed at the inauguration ceremony (photo: VNA)
The plans were announced by Ben Tre Import Export Joint Stock Corporation (BETRIMEX) at an inauguration ceremony held on November 19 for Thanh Thanh Cong plant, which specialises in producing canned coconut water and coconut milk for export.
The plant, which has a total investment of over US$20 million, covers 7.5ha at Phong Nam Industrial Cluster in Giong Trom district, Ben Tre province. Construction of the plant commenced in 2014 and was completed in June 2015 with a total production capacity of 37 million litres of coconut water and coconut milk per year.
This is the first plant in Vietnam using UHT sterilisation technology, which helps retain product taste and freshness without any added preservatives.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Chairman of Ben Tre provincial People's Committe Cao Van Trong said that the plant will contribute to enhancing the value chain of Ben Tre coconut. The plant will consume around 200 million coconuts from Ben Tre per year and create jobs for more than 300 people, he added.
Canned coconut water is produced entirely from natural coconut water with high nutritional value under the brand CocoXim with a volume of 330ml per can./.