Illustrative image (Source: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Seafood processing companies are lacking materials for production, forcing some of them to import materials to meet orders. Tran Ngoc Tuoi, Director of Vinh Thuan Sai Gon Aquatic Products Ltd company, said the firm now lacks 70 – 80 percent of materials compared to 30 – 40 percent in the first three months in the past. His company had to invite its French partner to Vietnam to understand the situation. Some businesses had to import materials from Taiwan (China), Indonesia, Thailand for processing, but as a majority of customers prefer seafood caught in Vietnamese waters, other exporters have to refuse orders. One of the main reasons for the shortage is the fishing season, but it is also alarming that near-shore seafood resources have been depleted, said Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Processors Nguyen Thi Thu Sac. Another problem is the dominance of private traders … [Read more...] about Seafood processing firms lack materials
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Hai Huong Seafood Joint Stock Co began construction of a seafood processing plant at An Hiep Industrial Park in southern Ben Tre Province's Chau Thanh District at a cost of more than VND255 billion (US$13.8 million). The plant, which will have a capacity of 17,400 tonnes a year, is expected to be ready by the end of this year and provide jobs to between 900-1,500 people. The company said in the second phase it would invest a further VND100 billion ($5.4 million) to install more production lines to lower cost. Thoi Bao Kinh Te Viet Nam (Viet Nam Economic Times) Govt to boost capacity for transport Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has approved a programme to augment transport inspection capacity and equipment at a cost of VND514 billion ($28 million). It will improve the capacity of road, railway, inland waterway, navigation, and aviation inspection agencies from central to local levels to ensure traffic safety and order. Inspectors will be provided professional training and modern … [Read more...] about Seafood processing plant established
To enhance the competitiveness of the domestic fishery sector and to increase seafood exports, it is necessary to improve the quality as well as the hygiene of Vietnamese seafood products according to international standards and Vietnams commitments with the World Trade Organization (WTO). Domestic seafood processing companies have to modernize technology and apply cleaner production methods to improve the quality of products, reduce the consumption of water, electricity, heat, and contribute to environmental protection. The experience of a business Almost every business in Da Nang knows the D&N Food Processing Company Limited that specializes in processing seafood for export. D&N has successfully made technological improvements to save energy and is looking towards clean production. Previously, the company used large amounts of electricity to operate the production and lighting equipment, FO (fuel oil) to operate the steam furnace and DO (diesel oil) to operate the power … [Read more...] about Cleaner Seafood Processing Desired
VietNamNet Bridge - Seafood processing workshops in Mekong Delta complain that the workshops cannot run at full capacity because they cannot collect enough materials for processing. Seafood sector eyes quality Seafood sector lacks quality breeds Seafood sector sees losses this year The shrimp and tra fish prices in Mekong Delta have increased significantly by 1-2 percent in recent days. However, even if accepting to pay high prices, seafood companies still cannot collect enough materials. … [Read more...] about Seafood processing workshops sitting idle due to material shortage
Seafood companies complain that they cannot find enough materials to fulfill the export contracts signed with foreign partners. They have fallen into their own trap.No materials to process Nguyen Van Ky, General Director of Agifish An Giang, said that foreign partners want to place orders for the deliveries until mid 2012, but he has to refuse a lot of orders because of the lack of materials. Other seafood processing companies are also moving heaven and earth to collect materials which are getting depleted. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) has warned that the material shortage will last until the end of 2012. The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) has reported that just over the last few years, 30 percent of the tra fish farming area in Mekong Delta has been eliminated, because people now use the area for growing rice or farming other aquatic species. The figure is 50 percent in some localities. Since mid September 2011, … [Read more...] about Seafood processing workshops lack materials, who’s to blame?