Central Retail Vietnam, a member of the Thai-based retail conglomerate the Central Group, said it plans to purchase 1,000 tonnes of lychee from the northern province of Bac Giang’s Luc Ngan district this year.
An e-commerce trading floor for Vietnamese lychee products will be launched this month.
A delegation of Japanese experts arrived in Vietnam on June 3 to supervise the quarantining of fresh lychee expected to be exported to Japan shortly, according to the Plant Protection Department at the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.
VOV.VN - Up to 309 traders from China have been granted permission by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to enter and purchase lychees in Luc Ngan district of Bac Giang province, one of the country’s largest lychee growing areas.
Mango, longan and lychee exporters have received a boost now that a facility in Hanoi has been given the all clear to irradiate products before they are shipped to Australia.
“Thieu” lychee, a specialty of Luc Ngan district in the northern province of Bac Giang, will be promoted in Hanoi from June 7 to 16.
VOV.VN - Vietnamese businesses have exported more than 92,000 tons of lychees (including fresh and dried lychee) from the 2018 crop, according to the latest statistics from the General Department of Customs.
VOV.VN - Northern Bac Giang province had sold around 186,129 tons of lychees with an estimated revenue of more than VND5.285 trillion as of June 17, according to Tran Quang Tan, director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.
Thieu lychee, a unique fruit of the northern province of Bac Giang, is expected to record VND5.5 trillion (US$240.28 million) in value this year if it can retain its current price until the end of the fruit season.
In 2018, the "thieu" lychee output is estimated to double that in 2017, the highest in the recent 10 years.
VOV.VN - The Luc Ngan Lychee Week is being held at BigC Thang Long in Hanoi from June 13-20, aiming to promote the special fruit of Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province to Hanoians.
Increasing exports helped Vietnam obtain its most successful lychee crop in 2017, with the highest prices in six decades, heard a conference on August 2 in northern Bac Giang Province, the country’s lychee farming hub.
VOV.VN - Some Vietnamese fruits, including bananas and lychees, have higher prices in foreign countries than those in Vietnam.
Fruit and vegetable exports earned an estimated US$1.38 billion in the first five months of 2017, up 38% from the same period last year.
Vegetable exports in January rose 14% year-on-year to reach US$230 million, reported the General Statistics Office.
When it comes to Luc Ngan district (Bac Giang province), people usually think about bunches of red lychees from garden to garden.
VOV.VN - How to supply large volumes of produce in compliance with strict Global GAP safety standards is problematic for the nation’s growers and exporters, says the Vietnam Fruit & Vegetables Association.
Two tonnes of Hung Yen longan have just been transported to Ho Chi Minh City to undergo irradiation before being shipped to the US.
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Services (APHIS) has proposed allowing the import of fresh mangoes from Vietnam into the US.
VOV.VN - Star-apple is the fifth Vietnam fruit to be exported to the US market, after dragon fruit, rambutan, lychee and longan.