Construction begins on big fruit processing complex in Son La

The Dong Giao Foodstuff Export JSC held a ceremony in the northern mountainous province of Son La on September 29 to launch the construction of its major fruit and vegetable processing complex.

Located in Hat Lot commune, Mai Son district, the Doveco Son La complex is the third of its kind in Son La with a designed capacity of over 50,000 tonnes of products each year and a total investment of around 400 billion VND. It has three production lines using modern technology imported from Italy, Japan and Germany.

Once operational, the centre could consume over 500,000 tonnes of fruits and vegetables of various kinds. It is also expected to generate jobs to hundreds of thousands workers in agriculture field.

Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Nguyen Huu Dong said Son La has planned to develop a farm produce material zone covering over 30,100ha with an output of more than 240,400 tonnes, mostly mango, banana and passion fruit.

Son La is now home to 147 safe food supply chains with 21farm produce receiving protection certificates and 16 others being exported. Its total food and farm produce export was estimated at 74.46 million USD in nine months of this year.

The province is expected to have over 80,500 ha of fruits by the end of this year, the second largest area among localities nationwide.

Source: Vietnam News Agency