Japanese food company, Takesho plans to build a factory in Vietnam to process shrimp heads and shells.
The news was delivered directly by the CEO Cum Chairman Toshinao Tanaka at a meeting in Vietnam, on Tuesday (6/8/2019).
Reporting from vietnamnews.vn, Takesho has succeeded in converting waste heads and shrimp shells which are often disposed of into food and spices for the food processing industry. In the near future, Japanese companies and Cần Thơ University will release products made from fish and rice bran.
According to Lê Việt Dũng, vice chancellor of Cần Thơ University, the two sides signed an agreement in 2018 to study food processing technology derived from foodstuffs that are often disposed of into foodstuffs that are more useful and provide large profits.
Takesho has provided a $ 1 million experimental system for the university and is expected to be fully operational by 2020.
A Singaporean company, ranked fifth in the world in terms of ingredients and market share of spices, has even agreed to buy the research results.
Takesho expects the construction of the spice factory to begin in early 2020 in the Trà Nóc 2 Industrial Park, Vietnam, where many food processing companies are already operating with a high supply of resources.
Nguyễn Thị Kiều Duyên, deputy director of the Cần Thơ Industrial Park Management Unit, asked Takesho to establish a legal entity in the city as needed so that construction could begin immediately.
Dương Tấn Hiển, Deputy Chairperson of the city’s People’s Committee, promised to support the company to build factories in January 2020, according to vietnamnews.vn. (bas/mrs)
Writer: Baskoro Dien
Translator: Muhammad Rizal Saanun