The People’s Committee of the southern province of Ba Ria – Vung Tau has adopted a plan to fight avian flu in 2012 with total capital of nearly VND 1.4 billion.
The money will be spent on poultry vaccination. Small breeding households with flocks of less than 2,000 will receive poultry vaccinations free-of-charge.
According to the provincial Veterinary Department, the province has 63 slaughterhouses, with 22 already fully meeting veterinary safety standards and 25 now in the process of gaining safety standard recognition.
Under-standard slaughterhouses have been asked to upgrade their equipment in the near future, or they will be closed./.