Construction of $66 million hi-tech agricultural complex kicked off in Dak Lak

September 29, 2020 | 10:13
The construction of the Complex of Agricultural High-Technology DHN Dak Lak marks the first time in Vietnam that the entire feeding process of a project is applied 100 per cent high-tech according to international standards.
construction of 66 million hi tech agricultural complex kicked off in dak lak
Construction of hi-tech agricultural complex kicked off in Dak Lak

On September 27, at Ea M’droh commune of Cu M’gar district in Dak Lak province, De Heus Group & Hung Nhon Group organised the ground-breaking ceremony of Complex of Agricultural High Technology DHN Dak Lak.

The complex works with a closed production chain of high-quality agricultural products including pig and chicken farms, an automatised pig slaughterhouse, organic animal feed production facilities; as well as organic fertiliser production. The facility aims to trade Vietnam's leading livestock products and to export them to Southeast Asia.

The project has a total investment capital of $66 million and the construction is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2025.

“The project is part of the strategic co-operation between De Heus Group (Netherlands) and Hung Nhon Group. In addition, it is an important element and amodel to successfully implement the co-operation between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and Dak Lak province on building new agriculture and rural areas,” said Vu Manh Hung, general director of Hung Nhon Group.

construction of 66 million hi tech agricultural complex kicked off in dak lak
Vu Manh Hung, general director of Hung Nhon Group

“Once completed, the complex will create a fast and reliable supply of high-quality pig breeds for the Central Highlands and southeast regions, where there is great demand for breeding pigs. In the long-term, De Heus and Hung Nhon also aim to build a value chain and disease-free area in Dak Lak and surrounding areas,” Hung said.

The project also creates employment opportunities for 250-300 ethnic minority workers in Dak Lak province, training them into qualified human resources on high-value feeding, organic farming based on modern technology, thus contributing to the overall economic development of the province. It will also provide a modern animal feeding model to serve as a standard for the Central Highlands and Southeast Vietnam, among others.

One of the highlights of the project is that the farming system will be operated and supervised in accordance with 4.0 technology by SKIOLD – a multinational corporation headquartered in Denmark with over 140 years of experience in providing total solutions and modern equipment for farms, along with pioneering the development of advanced machinery and technology.

The project will also feature a solar power system for production activities, contributing to saving production costs and protecting the environment in accordance with global trends. It demonstrates De Heus' commitment to providing clean and sustainable products from its animal feed to high-quality breeds.

construction of 66 million hi tech agricultural complex kicked off in dak lak
Gabor Fluit, business group director for De Heus Asia

The complex demonstrates the outstanding competence and vision of De Heus and Hung Nhon in their shared mission of building a comprehensive collaboration model to create high value chains in agriculture, promoting agricultural economic development based on technology and contributing to protecting the living environment.

In the next 5-10 years, De Heus Group and Hung Nhon Group will continue cooperating to expand and develop a network of large-scale breeding projects in large-scale and disease-free areas in five provinces of the Central Highlands. After completing the project in Gia Lai, the two sides will implement other facility in Dak Nong, Kon Tum, and Lam Dong, increasing the total capacity to between 10,000 and 15,000 breeding great grandparent pigs (GGPs) and between 100,000 and 120,000 breeding grandparent pigs (GPs). The completed chain of projects will contribute to shape the Central Highlands to become the leading center in supplying breeding pigs and developing high-tech feeding models in Southeast Asia and Asia.

The complex is expected to:

- Apply 4.0 technology throughout the feeding process, helping to control the quality of feeding in the zone, optimise feeding efficiency, reduce product costs, and achieve high economic efficiency;

- Use a grid-connected solar power system, use 30 per cent clean electricity, reducing CO2 emissions by a large amount compared to using traditional power sources; and

- Apply environmentally friendly and energy-saving solutions in organic feeding and farming, slaughtering, and production of organic fertilisers that meet both Vietnamese and specialised international organisations’ technical standards.

By Oanh Nguyen

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