|Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the event
Built from August 2017 in line with Japanese production standards at a cost of over 1.1 trillion VND (47.8 million USD), the plant is equipped with two lines using the latest energy-saving and eco-friendly technology.
In December 2018, its first products were put on the market under the trademark TH True Water. With a capacity of 76,000 bottles per hour, Nui Tien is the largest and most state-of-the-art plant of its kind in the central region. It is expected to generate jobs for over 300 local workers, earn 340 billion VND in revenue, and contribute nearly 34 billion VND to the local state budget this year.
Speaking at the event, PM Phuc said that high-tech agriculture is an inevitable trend, especially amidst threats of climate change. Nghe An is now home to many high-tech farming projects by TH Group such as dairy cow farming, wood and sugar processing. With the launch of the Nui Tien plant, the west of Nghe An is expected to receive a face-lift on the back of its abundant land and workforce.
He suggested that Nghe An strive to dedicate 5-7 percent of its land to high-tech agriculture by 2020, and 15-20 percent by 2025. The value of agricultural products using modern technology should account for over 50 percent of the locality’s total farm produce,
In order to make breakthroughs for Nghe An’s agriculture, the leader asked TH Group to run the plant effectively for the sake of public health, develop the agricultural production chain, and improve the livelihoods of local people.
The province was urged to offer all possible support to the group, invest in agricultural infrastructure, and issue incentives in support of firms.
The PM assigned ministries and agencies to issue relevant mechanisms and laws to develop high-tech agriculture, helping Nghe An attract more investment projects towards turning the locality into an economic and cultural centre in the north central region in accordance with the Politburo’s Resolution No.26.
On the occasion, he presented the second-class Labour Order to TH Group.
Concluding the ceremony, he beat the drum to launch a tree planting festival in memory of President Ho Chi Minh. Along with local leaders and staff from TH Group, he planted a tree at the Nui Tien plant site.
TH Group also presented 21,000 green spice trees to 21 districts and townships across Nghe An with the hope of protecting the environment and improving local livelihoods.