Sơn La mangoes were sold at the provincial mango week in Hà Nội last year. The province has exported more mangoes to China this month. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Thuận Châu District, Sơn La Province exported its first batches of 20 tonnes of mangoes to China on May 14.
This district has more than 1,300ha of mangoes with a total output of 1,000 tonnes, of which 700ha have been harvested, according to the people’s committee of Thuận Châu District. Thuận Châu mangoes have been grown according to international cultivation standards for export.
Nguyễn Xuân Hoàng, deputy chairman of Thuận Châu people’s committee told local media that since the beginning of this year, his district has coordinated with the provincial investment promotion centre and large export enterprises to seek local consumption and export contracts.
Two days ago, Sơn La’s Yên Châu District exported its first shipment of 30 tonnes of mangoes to China. Yên Châu District is home to more than 2,700 ha of mango farms, of which over 170 ha have been granted with an area code to become eligible for export, with approximately 130ha being provided with VietGAP certificates.
In Sơn La Province, 59 mango growing regions with total area of nearly 1,400ha have been granted area codes. Those mango growing regions are estimated to have a total output of 16,000 tonnes.
Of which, there are 14 regions supplying 1,200 tonnes of mangoes reaching standards to be exported to Australia, the US and other strict countries.
Meanwhile, the province expects to export 1,600 tonnes of mangoes to mainland China, Taiwan and South Korea this year. — VNS