Vietnam's Ha Noi People's Committee will financially support poultry and cattle slaughterhouses that are located in parts of the capital city specifically set aside for these businesses, according to reports.


The committee said it will support 50 percent of expenses for the slaughter of poultry or cattle in the first year, 40 percent in the second year and 30 percent in the third year. Encouraging slaughterhouses to relocate to areas zoned for these businesses is expected to help wind down Ha Noi's small-scale slaughterhouses and ensure better control over outbreaks of diseases such as bird flu.