Mekong Delta province strives to boost exports

The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long is doubling its efforts to achieve the target of 77 million USD in its export turnover in the last three months of this year, focusing on the fields of its strength.

Local authorities are joining hands with enterprises in promoting the trade of farm produces and fruit with large material zones that can ensure stable supplies. They are trying to make the full use of traditional markets while searching for new and major ones including Russia and the Middle East.

Besides, efforts are also being made to accelerate the implementation of incentives for processing enterprises working in the agriculture and fishery sectors with a view to diversifying exports.

Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Minh Tho said the locality will achieve an export turnover of 350 million USD for this year, only 85 percent of its yearly plan, attributing the fall to the difficulties in the exportation of its key products.

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has said that Vietnam will see an export turnover of 131 billion USD this year, a 14 percent increase from 2012 and 4 percent higher than the target set by the National Assembly.

Its figures revealed that in the first nine months of this year, the country’s export turnover was 96.46 billion USD, a 17.5 percent rise over the same period last year.

VNA

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