Government buys boost Delta rice prices
A programme to buy 500,000 tonnes of rice for
temporary reserves has increased the price of paddy by VND250-300 per
kilo in the Mekong Delta, according to the Viet Nam Food Association.
Dried paddy price is selling for VND5,000-5,200 per kilo in An Giang
Province, and VND5,000-5,100 a kilo in Dong Thap, Vinh Long and Tien
Giang provinces. After seven days of implementation of the programme,
companies have purchased about 10-15 per cent of the reserve quantity.