The 21-hectare pork processing complex uses an automated slaughtering line from the Republic of Korea with a designed capacity of 300 pigs per hour, according to Director of Bien Dong DHS Vu Trong Nghia. The complex has received a total investment of about VND 300 billion (nearly US$ 12.8 million). Pigs will be purchased from farms within supply chains in Nam Dinh and neighbouring provinces which must satisfy Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP), based on the four standards of production techniques, food safety, work environment, and origin traceability. The plant’s main products include frozen pork and heat-treated pork products, which will be distributed domestically and exported to foreign markets like Japan, the Republic of Korea, China and Malaysia. Speaking at the launching event, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said that to ensure sufficient input for the complex’s production, the company and the province must build disease-free zones for animal farming and develop safe and clean supply chains of pigs. He also urged the company to further advance its production technology to provide pork not only for the local market but also for overseas ones.