Japanese investor hopes to build a tuna purchasing and processing plant in Tuy Hoa city.
Last week the Deputy Chairman of the Phu Yen Provincial People’s Committee, Mr. Le Van Truc, held a meeting with a delegation from the Hokugan Co. Ltd from Japan regarding a project on purchasing and processing tuna in the province.
The company considers Phu Yen to be an ideal location for building a seafood processing plant and expressed a desire to build a plant at the Dong Tac Fishing Port in Tuy Hoa city on an area of 16,500 square meters that can process 1,800 tons a month. The company also aims to build an ice manufacturing plant to preserve fishery products, and will invest in equipment and transfer technology to local fishermen.
The Provincial People’s Committee has directed related departments and agencies to retrieve land from the Phu Yen Agriculture and Fishery Industry JSC. The province committed to making an official decision on the project within three months. If Hokugan was interested in building the seafood processing plant at the Hoa Hiep Industrial Zone 1 the province would immediately provide an area of 2 - 5 ha. The province would also require the company coordinate with it and have a specific implementation plan.