The Prime Minister lauded the farm’s modern production
model using technological advances and connecting with farmers and
cooperatives, allowing it to churn out quality organic sugar for
consumption at home and abroad.
He said the State will pay further attention to the sugar sector and
fighting smuggling and trade fraud, especially in An Giang province.
The Prime Minister pledged that the Government will offer all possible support to
investors and protect their rights, including sugar producing firms.
Prime Minister Phuc asked the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development to
consider the farm’s model to learn from its experience in developing
While visiting the Tanifood agricultural product processing plant
invested by Lavifood Company, the government leader lauded it as the
first modern large-scale farm produce processing project in the country.
Built in middle 2017 on a site of 15ha at the cost of VND1.5 trillion
(US$66 million), the plant will have a fresh vegetable and fruit
processing assembly line using thermal treatment technology.
Once operational in November 2018, it is expected to process 500
tonnes of materials per day, including mangos, passion fruits,
pineapples and dragon fruits.
Prime Minister Phuc expressed his hope that the project will help realise his
message conveyed at the recently-held national conference on promoting
agriculture investment that in the next decade, Vietnam’s agriculture
sector will be among the top 15 globally, with farm produce processing
sector placing 10th.
He asked provincial authorities to help farmers prepare materials to
prevent a shortage of supply once the plant is put into operation, as
well as ensure stable purchasing prices for farmers.