On 14th May 2022, in Ia Le Commune, Chu Puh District, Gia Lai Province, the groundbreaking ceremony of the project “The complex of agricultural high-technology DHN Gia Lai” took place.
Attending the groundbreaking ceremony, on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, there were the presence of Mr. PhungDucTien, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, together with leaders of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, leaders of the Provincial Party Committee, Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee, Provincial Leaders of the Central Highlands.
On the Dutch side, there was the presence of Mr. Daniël Stork – Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Ho Chi Minh City; Mr. Co De Heus – CEO Royal De Heus; Mr. Koen De Heus – CEO Royal De Heus; Mr. Gabor Fluit – CEO De Heus Asia; Mr. Johan Van Den Ban – CEO De Heus Vietnam.
On the side of Hung Nhon Group, there was Mr. Vu Manh Hung – Chairman of the Board of Directors, cum General Director of Hung Nhon Group;along with more than 750 guests are partners, customers, direct farms in the Central, Central Highlands, and Southeast regions, and employees of the two corporations.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. PhungDucTien highly appreciated the efforts of Hung Nhon Group and De Heus Group in joint venture development cooperation, investment in construction of a series of high-tech genetics farms to provide high-quality genetics for the Central Highlands, Southeast and South Central Coast regions, in line with the development strategy of Vietnam’s livestock industry in particular and Vietnamese agriculture in general. “In the context that the livestock industry is facing many challenges from international integration, disease control (African cholera/AFS, blue ear, foot-and-mouth disease, etc.) When it comes to exporting to other countries in the region, it can be said that this is a typical project of high-tech agriculture” said Deputy Minister Phung Duc Tien.
According to Chairman of Gia Lai Provincial People’s Committee Vo Ngoc Thanh, Gia Lai’s development strategy is to gradually shift from small and scattered livestock production to concentrated, industrial scale, high-tech application, organized closed production according to the value chain, forming a disease-free feeding area. Attracting large enterprises to invest in the livestock sector with 106 livestock projects applying high technology, total investment capital of over 15,000 billion VND.
Mr. Koen De Heus, CEO Royal De Heus, said: “The Complex of Agricultural High-Technology DHN Gia Lai was born to provide and improve the quality of genetics for Vietnamese livestock farms. Not only that, the complex also creates high-quality products for the chain system and towards high-tech and modern agricultural production, in line with the policy of the Vietnamese Government.”
Mr. Vu Manh Hung, Chairman of the Board of Directors, cum General Director of Hung Nhon Group shared: “DHN Hi-tech Agricultural Complex not only contributes to the creation of a modern livestock model but also to the development of economic, social security in Gia Lai, while providing opportunities and creating jobs for nearly 300 local workers and ethnic minorities. In the group’s long-term development strategy, De Heus and Hung Nhon also aim to build a value chain with a disease-free area in Gia Lai and surrounding areas.”
Also on May 14, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Research and Development Program of the Feed Material Area with AGRITERRA, a Dutch NGO, and De Heus Vietnam. Accordingly, the three parties will coordinate with local agencies and social organizations to build raw material production areas for the animal feed industry in the form of cooperatives. Focusing on cooperatives as the center and developing, thereby aiming at sustainable and effective agricultural production values, saving costs for farmers and increasing incomes for Vietnamese farmers.
Under the witness of Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien, De Heus Group and Hung Nhon Group signed a MoU on a strategic cooperation program between the two groups. Accordingly, the two sides will jointly plan, build and develop projects in the field of animal husbandry and animal feed production. Specifically, from 2022 to 2030, De Heus and Hung Nhon will continue to cooperate to expand and develop a network of large-scale genetics projects of large-scale pig breeds and disease-free areas in 5 provinces. Highlands region. After completing the project in Gia Lai, it will next be deployed in Dak Nong and Kon Tum. The chain of projects, upon completion, will contribute to shaping the Central Highlands into a center for supplying piglets and developing leading hi-tech breeding models in Southeast Asia and Asia.
The goal for the genetics project of De Heus and Hung Nhon Group by 2030 will be: capacity of about 10,000 GGPs, GPs (equivalent to 80,000 gilts per year), pig herd capacity about 200,000 sows and about 6 million meat pigs. Total revenue is expected to be about 2 billion USD per year. With the field of chicken raising, De Heus and Hung Nhon built the BelGa breeding area in TayNinh. The BelGa project includes: 2 broiler chicken farms with a capacity of 25 million eggs/year, 250 safe broiler farms with a capacity of 25 million broiler chickens/year, and a complex of production plants and factories. processing high quality agricultural products in a closed chain.