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Mekong Delta increases rice exports

Update: February, 04/2015 - 07:48

In 2015, regional provinces are planning to ship 6.2 million tonnes of rice abroad, worth $2.9 billion, which is a year-on-year increase of 3.4 per cent. — Photo Dinh Hue

CAN THO (VNS) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces earned US$229 million from exporting 516,000 tonnes of rice in January, up 3.2 per cent over the same period last year, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.

In 2015, regional provinces are planning to ship 6.2 million tonnes of rice abroad, worth $2.9 billion, which is a year-on-year increase of 3.4 per cent.

The localities will boost trade promotion and marketing activities, with a view to seeking more customers in the European Union, North America, the Middle East, China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand. — VNS

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