|At the groundbreaking ceremony
Costing nearly US$8 million, the plant sits on a site of 5ha and is designed to process and preserve 2,000 tonnes of aquatic products each year. It will also offer services including hot baths, Japanese cuisine and cultural products for visitors.
The first stage of the project is scheduled to be put into operation by mid-2019.
General Director of Evertrust Kosaburo Kimura expressed his wish to turn the plant into a source of tuna for both domestic and foreign supplies so that more consumers can access Vietnamese tuna.
Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan Cao Thang said the project will contribute to improving the capacity of seafood processing, which is a strength of Binh Dinh, as well as diversifying tourist services and generating more jobs.