The Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ will for the first time host the VietShrimp, the fair on technology in the shrimp industry of Việt Nam, on March 25-27 next year. — Photo vietshrimp.net
CẦN THƠ — The Mekong Delta city of Cần Thơ will for the first time host the VietShrimp, a fair on technology in the industry.
The information was revealed by Nguyễn Việt Thắng, President of the Việt Nam Fisheries Society and head of the organising board, at a recent press conference on the biennial event.
The VietShrimp 2020 will be held in March next year and will host more than 200 booths of domestic and international businesses in the fisheries industry and the shrimp sector. Numerous symposiums will be arranged in the fair, he added.
Focusing on sustainable development, the fair will seek to bolster business connections and introduce new farming technologies and advanced models in the hope of raising quality and value of Việt Nam’s shrimp sector.
The two previous editions of the event were held in the southern Bạc Liêu Province, which is home to about 120,000ha of shrimp cultivation area.
After continuous declines in the first months of 2019, overall shrimp exports began to recover in July with an increase of 13.4 per cent and reached US$334 million thanks to businesses’ efforts to boost sales to such major markets as the US, China, and Australia.
Việt Nam aims to earn $4.1-4.2 billion from shrimp exports this year, higher than the level of $3.6 billion recorded in 2018, according to the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. — VNS