Dong Nai exports durians, rambutans to Japan

(VOV) - A cooperative in the southern province of Dong Nai will supply unlimited amounts of durians and rambutans to Japan’s Aeon supermarket chain in 2014.

Xuan Thanh agricultural service cooperative and Aeon supermarket representatives recently signed a contract which takes effect in the 2014 crop. 

Pham Phu Quoc, head of the cooperative, said Aeon supermarket experts had made a fact-finding trip to Dong Nai to inquire into farming techniques and decided to purchase  durians for VND35,000-40,000 per kilo and rambutans for VND12,000-13,000 per kilo, a bit higher than domestic market prices.

The contract will benefit more than 150 local farmers who are expected to sell about 200 tonnes of Long Khanh-branded rambutans and durians to the Japanese importer. 

 

Long Khanh is the largest fruit cultivation commune in Dong Nai with 3,000 hectares of rambutans and nearly 1,200 hectares of durians. Last year, the province harvested 12-13 tonnes of durians per hectare and 27 tonnes of rambutans per hectare.


The two types of fruit of the cooperative have been verified by the National Office of Intellectual Property under the Ministry of Science and Technology since 2011.


Quoc said apart from supplying fruits to the Aeon supermarket chain, Long Khanh commune plans to expand its market nationwide.