Mekong Delta region exports over 4 million tonnes of rice

(VOV) - The Mekong Delta provinces have exported more than 120,000 tonnes of rice, bringing total rice export volume in the first nine months of the year to 4 million tonnes valued at US$1.84 billion, according to the Steering Committee for Southwestern Region.

These provinces aim to export an additional 2.3 million tonnes, lifting total rice export volume to 6.3 million tonnes from now to the end of the year.

The Committee's  Deputy Head  Nguyen Phong Quang, said although rice exports face difficulties this year, support measures have been take to help businesses conduct market surveys, develop trademarks and promote trade promotion in Asia, the European Union and the North American.

He added local businesses have invested an additional VND600 billion in installing modern production lines to improve product quality to meet the consumer demands in foreign markets and export hundreds of thousands tonnes of rice to the EU, North America, Japan and Australia.

Can Tho, Kien Giang, An Giang, Dong Thap provinces have directly contacted foreign customers instead of brokers to reduce costs and meet huge orders from partners.