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Can Tho rice shipments rise

Update: March, 13/2014 - 08:53
This is an increase of 5.7 per cent year over year, and the city earned US$99.5 million from the exports.— File Photo

CAN THO (VNS)  — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho recently sold 14,000 tonnes of rice abroad, bringing its total rice exports so far this year to 193,000 tonnes.

This is an increase of 5.7 per cent year over year, and the city earned US$99.5 million from the exports.

The increase in exports is attributed to efforts by the city's rice exporting businesses in seeking new markets in Asia and Africa. They have also signed contracts to export 70,000 tonnes of rice to mainland China and Hong Kong.

The city's businesses are aiming to ship 1 million tonnes of rice abroad in 2014, up 140,000 tonnes from last year, for over $516 million. . — VNS

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