Ben Tre faces pomelo undersupply for exportUpdate: 1/2/2013
HCMC – Many European partners have shown their keen interest in importing more green-skin pomelo following the Lunar New Year holiday, said Dam Van Hung, director of Huong Mien Tay Co. in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre.
Huong Mien Tay is the first enterprise in the delta to put an export pomelo packaging and preservation plant into operation with technical help from the Southern Fruit Research Institute and the provincial agriculture department. The number of export contracts has increased and prices have soared 5-15% since the operation of this plant.
This business is also the first unit in the locality to purchase all pomelo grown on 200 hectares at a price 5-15% higher than market levels. It will purchase all pomelo meeting Vietnamese Good Agriculture Practices (VietGAP) and Global GAP standards in the province in the coming time.
By Trung Chanh - The Saigon Times Daily
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