Thiều lychee week to take place in Hà Nội

Update: June, 04/2019 - 18:36


Thiều lychee, a specialty of Lục Ngạn District in the northern province of Bắc Giang, will be on sale in Hà Nội. —

HÀ NỘI — A week to promote thiều lychee from the northern province of Bắc Giang’s Lục Ngạn District will kick off at Hà Nội’s Exhibition Fair, Economic Transaction and Commercial Area from June 7-16.

This is the fourth consecutive year the week will be held in the capital, which is expected to boost consumption of the special fruit in domestic and foreign markets.

Deputy Chairman of Lục Ngạn District’s People’s Committee Cao Văn Hoàn said it was forecast to harvest 80,000 tonnes of thiều lychee this year, priced between VNĐ30,000 (US$1.2) and VNĐ60,000 per kilo, based on quality.

Hoàn said many businesses from the southern region and China had already ordered the fruit.

Thiều lychee has for many years been exported to foreign countries including the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Britain. The US Department of Agriculture has granted codes to 18 lychee growing areas in seven communes in Lục Ngạn District, while China has issued codes for 36 growing areas in 30 communes.

On the first day of the week, a forum connecting production and consumption of thiều lychee and other agro-products from Lục Ngạn District will be held, with the participation of local leaders, businesses and growers. — VNS