Opening a new US$15m instant noodle plant last week, Taiwan's Uni-President Enterprises Group said that it aims to control  9% of the Philippines' instant noodle market within a year. The plant was built with joint investment with the Philippines' RFM Food Group, which has already embarked on cooperative ventures with multinational giants such as Unilever and Hershey. Uni-President controls 51% of the joint venture.