The safe chicken products are expected to be launched on the local market and for exports to Japan, South Korea, and Singapore in April 2020.
|C.P. Vietnam (left), the Department of Animal Health (middle), and the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (right) shaking hands on the deal |
On May 15, at the Binh Phuoc People’s Committee, the Department of Animal Health under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, and C.P. Vietnam Corporation, and the Binh Phuoc Department of Agriculture and Rural Development signed a co-operation agreement to develop a safe chicken production chain for local consumption and export in 2019-2020.
The project aims to develop a closed loop production chain to exclude the chance of diseases in line with the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), contributing to the sustainability of the husbandry industry and the improvement of the value of local products, while boosting supply for the local market and export.
The $200 million project will be developed by C.P. Vietnam Corporation with the annual capacity of 50 million chickens, equaling nearly one million chickens per week.
At present, C.P. Vietnam has been developing three factories in Becamex Binh Phuoc Industrial Park in Chon Thanh district, including a food processing plant, hatchery plant, slaughtering and processing plant, going to be accomplished soon. All segments in the production chain have been applied Industrial 4.0 technology.
Safe chicken meat is expected to be released in the local market and be exported to Japan, South Korea, and Singapore from April 2020.
|The animal feed plant at Becamex Binh Phuoc Industrial Park |
Moreover, the project also directly creates more than 3,000 jobs, as well as benefits farmers who take part in the chain. Additionally, small-scale livestock farmers in the disease-free buffer zone will also benefit from the policy of vaccination against diseases in a radius of more than 10km.
Director general of the Department of Animal Health Pham Van Dong expressed hope that the disease-free zone would be expanded into a disease-free commune, district, and then town in Binh Phuoc. The project fits the strategy and policy of the government on strengthening and developing safe and epidemic-free breeding zones.
Over the past few months, African swine fever (ASF) has been spreading and causing significant losses for the economy. However, the disease is often detected at small-scale livestock farms. Thereby, it is necessary to develop disease-free zones with the participation of large corporations to establish hi-tech and safe farming areas, and closed loop production chains from breeding pigs, animal food, and processing clean and safe products.
C.P. Vietnam’s representative said that after 25 years of doing business successfully in the country, this is a good opportunity to confirm the position of Vietnamese agricultural products on the international market.
Vice Chairman of the Binh Phuoc People’s Committee Huynh Anh Minh also highly appreciated the safe chicken production chain project to improve the quality and value of agricultural products of the province, as well as accelerate the forming of disease-free zones in districts and towns.
The project will be deployed in Binh Phuoc province’s Chon Thanh district, Binh Long town, Hon Quan district, Dong Phu district, and Dong Xoai city.