VH Group has started construction of a state-of-the-art facility for the manufacture of poultry feed in the Tay Ninh Province of Vietnam as part of its expansion into South East Asia.

The facility is scheduled to start operations by the end of 2010 and, when fully operational, will produce 4,500 mts of poultry feed each month to cater to local farmers. The site is expected to employ some 100 staff.

Local subsidiary Venky’s (Vietnam) is also planning to establish a poultry diagnostic laboratory in the south of the country to provide free diagnostic and technical services to local farmers.