21.06.2020, 09:50

First batch of litchi exported to Japan


First batch of litchi exported to Japan
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According to Mr. Tan, the export was carried out after the product quality had been checked by Japanese experts. 

Statistics from the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development show that 103 hectares of litchi production have been granted certificates of meeting the standard for export to Japan by Japanese partners.  

So far, nearly 5 tons of litchi have been processed in a foundation that has been recognized to be standard by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development and the Japanese side. Apart from one ton exported to Japan on June 19th, the following 4 tons will be exported to Japan on June 20th, before 2 batches of exported litchi per week from next week. It is estimated that this year, some 200 tons of fresh litchi will be successfully exported to Japan, among the forecast productivity of 600 tons in areas cultivated exclusively for this selective market. 

Nguyen Quang Hieu, Head of the International Cooperation Board under the Plant Protection Department, said the litchi processing system designed by Vietnamese experts and engineers has been appreciated by Japanese experts, thus facilitating the export of litchi.  

Over the past days, litchi from Bac Giang province has been available at both domestic and foreign markets, at a price of VND40,000-45,000 per kilogram. 

Earlier, the province successfully held online meetings promoting litchi consumption at 62 domestic points and 4 international points./.

Compiled by BTA