The Food Industries Research Institute in Hanoi, Vietnam, has outlined details for a new five-year project designed to bring the country's food processing industry up "to speed the current technological advancement". According to a report by Food Ingredients Online, the project, under the management of the Ministry of Industry and Japan's International Cooperation Agency (JICA), aims to increase the level of competence in food processing technology, and streamline existing processes for transferring technology to medium and small-scale food processing facilities.