Can Tho licenses $14m seafood processing plant

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019 18:39

Chairman of the Can Tho People’s Committee Vo Thanh Thong (left) hands over the investment licence. — Photo

A Viet Nam and Japan joint-venture is planning to develop a seafood processing plant worth US$14 million in the southern city of Can Tho’s Tra Noc 1 Industrial Zone.

The joint-venture between the city-based Viet Foods Co and the Marine Foods Corporation of Japan received an investment licence from the municipal People’s Committee Chairman Vo Thanh Thong last week during his trip to Japan to adveritise the city’s investment opportunities.

The plant is slated for completion in May 2020 and its products will be shipped to the Japanese market, online newspaper reported.

Nguyen Thi Kieu Duyen, deputy head of the Can Tho Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority, said she hoped more Japanese investors would come and invest in the city.

As of last year, the city had 82 valid foreign-invested projects with total registered capital of more than $693 million, according to the Can Tho Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Centre.

Director of the centre Nguyen Khanh Tung said the city this year would prioritise attracting investment from Japanese and Singaporean investors in a number of sectors including hi-tech farming, industrial zones’ infrastructure development, IT, logistics, real estate, tourism, transport, healthcare and education. — VNS

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