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Largest export chicken complex in Southeast Asia opens in Vietnam

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BINH PHUOC, Vietnam — On Dec. 23, the inauguration ceremony of the CPV Food Complex Project on fully integrated exporting chicken was held by CPV Food Co. Ltd (a subsidiary company of C.P Vietnam Corp.). The company notes that this is now the largest complex of breeding and processing chicken for export in Southeast Asia.

The ceremony for CPV Food Complex took place in conjunction with the Binh Phuoc Investment Promotion Conference in Becamex Binh Phuoc industrial zone that was presided by Vietnam Permanent Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh and nearly 1,000 representatives from the departments, consulates and domestic and international economic groups.

Montri Suwanposri, president of C.P Vietnam Corp. (CPV), board leaders in charge of businesses of CPV and CPV Food Co. Ltd, and more than 400 guests, who are partners, customers, and employees of CPV participated.

After two years, C.P Vietnam realized its investment commitments and built CPV Food Binh Phuoc export chicken processing plant complex, which will contribute to the economic development of the province and local people.

CPV Food Binh Phuoc Complex Project has an initially investment capital of $250 million (USD) and a capacity of 100 million broilers/year (after 2023). The facility will provide high-quality chicken meat products to domestic consumers and for export to: Japan (45 percent), Europe (35 percent), Asia (10 percent) and the Middle East (10 percent). The project is expected to bring in foreign currency of $100 million (USD)/year in stage 1 and $200 million (USD)/year in stage 2, the company said.

CPV Food Binh Phuoc started operations and had the first export chicken batch in 2020, placing Vietnam among the major poultry food producing countries in the world.

“Investing in Vietnam for more than a quarter of a century, we deeply comprehend the macroscopic policy of the Vietnam Government and the direction of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in promoting Vietnam to become a food manufacturing country which meets international standards and increase exports,” Suwanposri said. “With the strength and successful experience in exporting poultry meat over 20 years of CP Group, we confidently set out Mission of the self-sufficient chain project to export poultry meat from Vietnam. The Mission of ‘Improving food quality in Vietnam, contributing to carry Vietnam on the map of branded poultry meat exports in the world.”

CPV Food Binh Phuoc Complex Project complies with 100 percent traceability of the entire supply chain from the ingredients to the processed products, and synchronous solutions for the environment and animal welfare, the company added.

The project was divided into two stages. In stage 1 (2019–2023), it is implemented on 6 locals of Binh Phuoc province, including Dong Xoai city, Binh Long town, Dong Phu district, Chon Thanh district Hon Quan district, and Bu Dang district with the scale of 50 million broilers/year. The capacity of stage 2 will be increased up to 100 million broilers/year.

The five districts of Binh Phuoc province are to be recognized as the first Disease Safety Zone in Vietnam by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE). CPV Food Co. has built a system of barns for safe production from avian flu and Newcastle disease following the OIE standards, the company said, adding specifically, integrated settings of disease safety facilities for feed producers: parents chicken farms, hatcheries, broiler farms, slaughtering and processing plants.

The facility is expected to create jobs for more than 3,000 workers.

“Having 100 years of experience in agri-food industry and more than 20 years of exporting branded poultry meat from Thailand, we have distilled our successes to apply to this project. Moreover, we successfully applied the most advanced technologies in the world; especially, there are technologies that have never been applied in other countries in the CP Global Group, and now it is applied for the first time in Binh Phuoc province, Vietnam,” Suwanposri said, adding that, “… Vietnam can believe and be proud that there is a self-sufficient chain model of chicken exports with extra technology, which meets standards of quality, biosafety, disease safety, and environmental friendliness for export to all countries in the world, even the difficult markets such as Europe and Japan. Creating a strong premise for Vietnamese’s livestock industry reaching out to the world.”

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