Le Hoang Vu
The model worth over VND5 billion is sponsored by the Danish Embassy to Vietnam under the Global Competitiveness Facility for Vietnamese Enterprises. It can process 100 tons per 10-12 hours and each time requires only five operators.
Such a rice dryer is suitable for the Mekong Delta. It minimizes labor and operating costs, and thus increases corporate profits.
In addition, the rice dryer saves construction space. Its capacity can be raised at just a low cost.
Duong Xuan Qua, director of Nam Nha, said his firm had received eight orders for this rice dryer from individuals and businesses in the Mekong Delta.
Nam Nha will seek ways to further lower the cost of installing such a facility to meet the affordability of rice mills. In addition, the enterprise will give advice on efficient use of husk and electricity as fuels.
Huynh The Nang, vice chairman of An Giang Province, said An Giang currently had the largest number of rice dryers in the Mekong Delta. The fixed-bed rice dryer manufactured by Nam Nha is considered the most advanced one in Vietnam.