Hải Dương estimates to export half of its total lychee output this year, mainly to China. —Photo hanoimoi.com.vn
HÀ NỘI — Hải Dương Province exported the first batches of its lychees to Japan yesterday, according to the Plant Protection Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
Nguyễn Khắc Tiến, director of Ameii Joint Stock Company, told Hà Nội Mới (New Hà Nội) newspaper that the company exported two tonnes of lychees by air to Japan.
The province has about 9,800ha hectares of lychee plants. Of which, the two largest growing regions are Thanh Hà District (3,600ha) and Chí Linh City (3,900ha) with an estimated total output at 43,000 tonnes.
Hải Dương estimates it will export half of its total lychee output this year, mainly to China. The rest will be consumed in the domestic market.
According to Nguyễn Quý Dương, deputy director of Plant Protection Department, on June 20, Bắc Giang exported its first batches of lychees to Japan.
More than two tonnes of Bắc Giang’s Lục Ngạn lychees were mostly sold after only a few hours being offered at supermarkets in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan on the first day on June 21, chinhphu.vn reported.
The selling price of fresh lychees in Japan is between VNĐ180,000 (US$8) and VNĐ270,000 ($12) per kilo. — VNS