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Can Tho aims for $1.45b in exports

Update: March, 06/2015 - 08:12

Rice exports at Song Hau Food Company in the southern province of Can Tho. The city will accelerate exports for eight major products to reach an export turnover of US$1.45 billion this year. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue

CAN THO (VNS) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho will accelerate exports for eight major products in an attempt to reap an export turnover of US$1.45 billion this year, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

These eight reviewed items are rice, seafood, processed agricultural goods, textile and garment, pharmaceuticals, leather, feathers, fine arts and handicrafts. The city earned $147 million from exports over past two months, down 5.8 per cent year-on-year, with several exports recording turnover decreases, such as handicrafts (down 64.7 per cent), rice (down 13.2 per cent) and seafood (11.2 per cent). — VNS

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