14:50 | 25/05/2017 Society
The northern province of Quang Ninh has began building a high-quality shrimp breeding and aquatic processing complex in Dam Ha district.
Ceremony to kick-start the construction of the high-quality shrimp breeding and aquatic processing complex (Source: baoquangninh)
The project, worth 500 billion VND (22.03 million USD), was funded by the Vietnam-Australia Corp, a strategic partner of Quang Ninh.
The complex covers some 187 hectares in Tan Lap and Dam Ha communes and includes a shrimp breeding area, a food manufacturing plant, a hi-tech intensive shrimp farming greenhouse, and a shrimp processing plant for export.
It is expected to produce about 5,800-17,400 tonnes of commercial shrimp per year.
The project is divided into two phases, focusing on building technical infrastructure, commercial shrimp breeding areas and waste treatment plants, among others.
The Vietnam-Australia Corp aims to use advanced technologies to increase added value and ensure sustainable development for the seafood industry.
The project is part of a research cooperation deal between the group and Quang Ninh authorities.
It aims to turn Quang Ninh into a shrimp development centre of the north.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long said the project also aims to provide safe and hygienic shrimp varieties for local farmers, as well as northern localities and Chinese border provinces.