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CPF to build a third feed mill in India

Charoen Pokphand Foods plans to build its third feed mill in India at a cost of US$10 million to serve the increased demand for shrimp feed.

India produced about 185,820 tonnes of shrimp and prawns in 2005, with a total of 183,433 hectares of ponds. It is expected that there would be an additional 10,000 hectares to raise both freshwater prawns and marine shrimp in 2008-09.

This positive development in the aquaculture business by Indian authorities in recent years has given us confidence to invest there,'' said Pinij Kungvankij, senior vice-president for foreign aquaculture business development with CPF.

80,000 tonnes
The third mill will be built on the west coast of India this year and start operating in early 2009, with a capacity to produce 80,000 tonnes of shrimp feed a year and putting total annual feed output from CP in India at 250,000 tonnes.

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