Construction of chicken farm in N. Korea beginning soon
South Korean food company Maniker Co. has announced
that it will soon begin the construction of a chicken farm in North Korea. The
facility will be utilise cheap labour costs in the North.
Maniker Co., the nation's second-largest chicken processing company, has
agreed with North Korean officials to establish the farm in the North's western
border city of Kaesong, where an inter-Korean industrial complex is
"Construction will start later this year and the farm will be operational
early next year," said a Maniker spokesman for Choi Young-sam, who added the
project is partly supported by the South Korean government. Details regarding
how much money Maniker and the South Korean government will spend for the
chicken farm have yet to be fixed.
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