Salai seals deal for poultry, beer projects

STAFF REPORTER
IMPHAL, 18th Dec: Giving an impetus to wards make-over in the industrial sector in the state, Salai Holdings Pvt Ltd has signed agreements with two key Czech Republic companies to set up a beer brewing
project in neighbouring Assam and a jumbo ‘organic’ poultry project in Manipur.
Bauer Technics a.s will handle Salai poultry project costing 1650000 Euros, while Technoexport a.s will give technology to Salai’s beer project namely ‘ Wanglei Brewery’ with a total estimated cost of 3733000 Euros.
The Czech multinational companies will give technology and designs of the projects to Salai's new challenging ventures.
With this Salai has inked deals and finalised bank formalities for the three mega projects with different Czech companies in the last few days at Prague, the first being with Mavel for setting up a hydel power project at Sekmai barrage in Imphal West.
The contract agreements said that the beer project namely “Wanglei Brewery” would be set up at the North East Mega Food Park, Tihu , Assam by Salai Agro Pvt Ltd and its annual targeted production capacity is 25000 hl with an option to increase to 40,000 hl in future. Notably Manipur is a dry state.
Ngarengbam Samarjit , Salai chairman and managing director, who signed the contracts at Pargue, said that Wanglei Brewery is targeting to produce its first two qualities of world famous Pilsner type of beer in mid-2020.
Coming to the poultry project, Salai Agri Pvt Ltd will set it up at Bishnupur district’s Thinungei area close to the picturesque Loktak lake.
“Our key target to set up the poultry project is to produce the most delicious and multi nutritional value filled organic poultry products – meat and eggs for making a healthy society,” said Samarjit.
“We will encourage local poultry farmers by way of sharing the new technology to them in future to ensure they will also attain similar benefits. Salai has no tendency to demoralise the local chicken farmers and we will support them to flourish the project for a better future,” he said and added that they are targeting to rear the delicious local chicken breed known as ‘Meitei Yen’.
Salai has already acquired 50 hectares of land at the project site where an artificial lake is also set up, Samarjit said and added that six big chicken rearing halls are being set up with a rearing capacity of 1.5 lakh chicken per hall.
“The chicken feed would be imported from Vietnam and our production target is 9 lakh poultry birds per year,” he said and exuded strong confidence of ease marketing of products considering Manipur’s around 29 lakh population in addition to the large presence of state and security forces in the state.
Top executives of Bauer Technics maintained that the rearing technology they would give to Salai encompasses engagements of experts including veterinary docs at the project site for the period the two parties agreed.


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