The People’s Committee of the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang met representatives of the Viet-Uc Seafood Joint Stock Company on March 9 to discuss building the first high quality shrimp farm in the locality.
The 40 billion VND (about 1.75 million USD) project will sprawl 23 hectares in Huynh Ky Hamlet, Vinh Hai Commune, Vinh Chau District. Once operational, it will produce 3 – 4 billion juvenile shrimps.
The project aims to provide shrimp to producers nationwide, said Tony Dang Quoc Tuan, Vice President of Director Board of the Viet – Uc Seafood Joint Stock Company, adding that it is also hoped to help build a Vietnam shrimp brand.
Construction of the farm is set to start in April this year, helping Vinh Chau become a centre for supplying shrimp products and high-quality young shrimps in the Mekong Delta.
The farm is expected to boost development of the local aquaculture sector while contributing 30 – 50 billion VND a year to the local budget.
Agencies in Vinh Chau District have been asked to carry out land clearance and support the investor in completing documents to implement the project, said Le Thanh Tri, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee.
As the biggest young shrimp producer in Vietnam, the Viet – Uc Seafood Company has seven shrimp farms from Nghe An to Ca Mau and one super-intensive indoor shrimp farming system in Bac Lieu.