Nafoods Tay Bac JSC broke ground on a fruit and vegetable processing plant in Moc Chau district, northern Son La province on December 19.
The plant will be built on a 2ha plot in the Bo Mun Industrial Zone, Moc Chau District with an investment of VND200 billion over two phases of construction. It is expected to come into operation in September 2018.
Equipped with modern facilities, the plant will have a daily processing capacity of 120 tons of passion fruit and vegetables. This production increase will lay the foundation for Son La passion fruit and other farm produce to gain a firm foothold in the domestic market and spread to demanding markets like the EU and America.
After two years of cultivation, Nafoods Northwest Company has established nearly 700ha of passion fruit crops and is expected to raise the size to 5,000ha by 2021.
According to Nguyen Van Anh, CEO of Nafoods Northwest Company, the achievements of being certified by Global G.A.P and completing the export of their first 3 tons of passion fruit to France and Switzerland are considered a passport for the fruit to conquer the world’s most demanding markets.
This is a big event not only for Son La province but also for Vietnam’s agriculture on a grand scale, said Mr Van Anh.VOV