The Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (Vinafood 2) has revealed its plans to invest VNÐ20bn (US$1.3m) on building a new two-hectare rice market in Long An's Tan Thanh district.

The market, which is expected to become operational at the start of next year, will offer a place for farmers to sell or store their rice paddy for export. It will include a paddy-drying ground, rice stores, dryers, grinders and rice polishing machines.