NIPAWIN, SASKATCHEWAN, CANADA — Hanfood Group Holding Corp. announced recently plans to build a new grain handling facility and agricultural food park in Nipawin, Saskatchewan, Canada, according to an article in The Western Producer agriculture newspaper.

Work on the C$20 million project is expected to start in spring. The company hopes to start buying grain from farmers in northeastern Saskatchewan before the end of the year.

The proposed facility will include 46,000 tonnes of steel storage and a 134-car, loop-track that connects to the Canadian Pacific Railway, according to the newspaper. 

Andy Hu, president of Hanfood, said the facility will buy grain and oilseeds to sell domestically and export to China, the U.S. and Europe. Hu is also president of MaxCrop Farm Canada, a farming, property management and holding company in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada.

The facility is the first step in a larger plan to establish Hanfood as a recognized grain handling and food processing company with trading connections throughout the world, said Kevin Dahl, a Nipawin resident and partner in the project.

Dahl told the newspaper that the company has long-term plans to establish additional grain handling facilities in Saskatchewan.