BIOMIN supports Vietnam to develop sustainable biotechnology

Tuesday, 2021-09-07 10:55:46
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NDO – Having started to approach the project in Vietnam in 1995, BIOMIN is investing in research and production facilities for agriculture in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Binh Duong Province with total capital of more than US$30 million.

Within the programme of accompanying a high-ranking Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) delegation led by Politburo member and NA Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue to attend the fifth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament (WCSP5) in Austria on September 6 (local time), Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan visited the BIOMIN Research Centre (BRC) in Tulln, near the capital city of Vienna.

BIOMIN is a DSM group company that is a world leader in animal health and nutrition solutions, develops and manufactures feed additives and trace elements, and provides services to improve livestock productivity and health by natural methods and ensure economic efficiency.
The BRC's leadership and scientists introduced Minister Le Minh Hoan to an overview of BIOMIN's research work in Austria and research facilities in Vietnam, DSM and BIOMIN high-tech agriculture and biotechnology solutions serving the field of livestock and freshwater aquaculture.

After listening to the introduction, Minister Le Minh Hoan visited the centre's high-tech research facilities and technology laboratories.

Franz Waxenecker, Director of Development and Innovation at BIOMIN, said that, like many other countries in the world, Vietnamese farmers are facing many challenges in the livestock sector. Among them, there is also the issue of finding ways to improve animal health and productivity through products of natural origin, while being environmentally friendly and reducing dependence on antibiotics.

He said that since 1995, BIOMIN has been researching solutions in agriculture, animal nutrition and life sciences to offer advanced, high-quality scientific methods to help Vietnamese farmers solve their challenges.

In addition, BIOMIN has oriented an advanced scientific approach to create suitable products and models for the aquaculture industry in order to develop in the direction of ensuring health and not changing the ecosystem.

Minister Le Minh Hoan said that through the exchange of BIOMIN, the world's level of biotechnology development has advanced far. Vietnam needs to approach and cooperate with leading corporations and companies in the world to shorten the gap.

The Minister also expected Vietnam to quickly transition to agricultural production with high knowledge and scientific content, especially in the field of biological sciences, in order to solve climate change issues and minimise negative impacts on ecosystems.