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Vietnam: Hai Duong ships first batch of litchi to Singapore, U.S., Australia

Christian Fernsby |
A ceremony was held in the northern province of Hai Duong on May 25 to launch a litchi harvest programme for export and mark the shipment of the first batch of litchi to Singapore, the U.S. and Australia this year.


Particularly, Ameii Vietnam JSC exported the first container of litchi to Singapore while Rong Do production, trade and services Co. Ltd also shipped the first batch to Australia and the U.S.

Earlier, Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong visited a litchi cultivation zone in Thanh Son commune which is granted code to export to Japan, and Ameii Vientam farm produce processing plant in Thanh Xa commune, Thanh Ha district.

During the 2020 crop, the total litchi production is expected to near 230,000 tonnes.

Hai Duong is now home to 9,700ha of litchi cultivation, mostly in Thanh Ha district with about 3,600ha and Chi Linh city with 3,900ha. The total litchi output is estimated at 45,000 tonnes this year. The early lychee harvest is estimated to be 20,000 tonnes and the main crop is about 25,000 tonnes.

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