Lavifood plant opens in Tay Ninh

Monday, Jan 07, 2019 07:46

Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, leaders of Tay Ninh Province, leaders of Lavifood and other dignitaries open the Tanifood plant in Tay Ninh Province on January 6 — VNS Photo

Long An Province-based Lavifood Joint Stock Company on January 6 put into operation a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Tay Ninh Province’s Go Dau District.

The opening ceremony of Tanifood plant saw the participation of Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong, many other Government and provincial leaders, and local and foreign business executives.

The 15ha plant on National Highway 22B in Thanh Duc Commune cost VND1.78 trillion (US$76.7 million).

It is the first factory in Viet Nam with a Leed Silver certificate and one of the five most modern fruit and vegetable processing plants in the Asia-Pacific region, the company said.

Pham Ngo Quoc Thang, chairman of Lavifood JSC, said: “In order to come up with processed products of international standards, the factory has boldly invested in modern technology and machinery from countries such as the US, Germany, Italy, and Japan.”

The plant will produce frozen fruits, juices, dried fruits, soft-dried fruits, and fruit juice concentrates for export to the US, EU, South Korea, Japan, and Australia.

With a capacity of 60,000 tonnes of finished products a year, the plant will process all kinds of fruits and vegetables.

The plant targets daily consumption of 500 tonnes of fruits like mango, passion fruit, pineapple, and dragon fruit. Lavifood has tied up with farmers and co-operatives in Tay Ninh Province who will grow fruits and vegetables based on its needs.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh hailed Lavifood’s investment in such a factory, saying: “The opening of the factory is the pride of Viet Nam agriculture since this is the first time the agricultural sector has a factory that has the world’s leading modern technology.”

This would help improve farmers’ incomes and strengthen links between stakeholders in the value chain, he said.

Established in 2014, Lavifood processes and exports fruits and vegetables to the US, France, Japan, Australia, South Korea, Algeria, and other countries.

The plant is its first in Tay Ninh. — VNS

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