HortEx Viet Nam to draw int’l experts

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018 22:41

Workers pack dragon fruit for export at Cat Tuong Agriculture Products Production and Processing Ltd Co in the southern province of Tien Giang. — VNA/VNS Photo Minh Tri

HortEx Viet Nam 2019, the second international exhibition and conference on horticultural and floricultural production and processing technology, will take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) from March 13 to March 15 next year.

The international exhibition and conference is co-organised by the Minh Vi Exhibition and Advertisement Services Co Ltd (VEAS) from Viet Nam and Nova Exhibitions from the Netherlands.

There will be about 250 exhibitors from 22 countries participating in the event.

HortEx Viet Nam 2018 gained success the first time it was organised with the participation of 110 enterprises from 18 countries and more than 4,530 commercial visitors from many countries and territories including Viet Nam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, South Korea, Australia, China, the US and India.

Viet Nam’s agriculture sector is being gradually modernized and manpower is being reduced and replaced by hi-tech machines, said Nguyen Hong Son, director of the Plant Cultivation Department under the Viet Nam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, at an event introducing HortEx Viet Nam 2019 held in Ha Noi on Tuesday.

Along with the development of modern technology, the country’s horticultural and floricultural production and processing industry are developing strongly, with export turnover reaching over US$3.5 billion last year, a year-on-year increase of 43 per cent.

Statistics from the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development showed that Viet Nam earned $1.62 billion from fruit and vegetable exports in the first five months of this year, increasing 16.54 per cent over the same period last year. — VNS

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