Instant coffee plant built in Dong Nai
Date: 1/18/2017 9:39:10 PM
Construction started on a US$28 million an instant coffee plant at Nhon Trach 3 Industrial Park in Nhon Trach district of the southern province of Dong Nai on January 16.
Invested by the Tin Nghia Corporation, the factory is designed to churn out 3,200 tonnes of coffee products per year when it becomes operational in 2018.
The country is the world’s large exporter of Robusta coffee, making annual export earnings of US$ 3 – 3.2 billion, said Luong Van Tu, Chairman of the Viet Nam Coffee and Cocoa Association.
However, the association noted that raw coffee accounted for 90% of the country’s exports while global demand for instant coffee is on the rise.
Viet Nam has opportunities to become a world-leading instant coffee producer thanks to abundant source of Robusta coffee which is the main ingredient to process instant coffee, Tu added.
Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dinh Quoc Thai said the factory will contribute to improving value and brand of Vietnamese coffee.