Some 14 seafood processing clusters covering 78.83 hectares have been invested in the central province of Nghe An so far to promote production efficiency for local fishermen.
The move is to push the development of seafood processing and preservation while creating jobs and increasing income for locals.
Enterprises have built large-scale aquatic processing establishments in coastal districts, including a fish powder processing plant in Dien Hung commune, Dien Chau district with a capacity of 150 tonnes of raw materials per day and revenue of 220 billion VND (9.7 million USD) per year.
Royal Foods’ Nghe An canned fish processing plant was located in Nghi Loc district and Northern Masan Food Industry Centre was also built at Nam Cam industrial park.
With 82 kilometres of coastline, Nghe An has high demand for seafood processing estabishments. However, the construction has been hampered by capital shortage, land clearance and unstable supply of materials for processing.
The province is completing mechanisms encouraging the investment in infrastructure, environmental treatment systems and other conditions in the aquatic processing clusters, facilitating firms’ sustainable development. It also zones off processing areas and forms offshore high-capacity fishing vessels to increase productivity.