Thieu lychee week to take place in Ha Noi

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2019 18:36

Thieu lychee, a specialty of Luc Ngan District in the northern province of Bac Giang, will be on sale in Ha Noi. —

A week to promote thieu lychee from the northern province of Bac Giang’s Luc Ngan District will kick off at Ha Noi’s Exhibition Fair, Economic Transaction and Commercial Area from June 7-16.

This is the fourth consecutive year the week will be held in the capital, which is expected to boost consumption of the special fruit in domestic and foreign markets.

Deputy Chairman of Luc Ngan District’s People’s Committee Cao Van Hoan said it was forecast to harvest 80,000 tonnes of thieu lychee this year, priced between VND30,000 (US$1.2) and VND60,000 per kilo, based on quality.

Hoan said many businesses from the southern region and China had already ordered the fruit.

Thieu lychee has for many years been exported to foreign countries including the US, Japan, South Korea, Australia and Britain. The US Department of Agriculture has granted codes to 18 lychee growing areas in seven communes in Luc Ngan District, while China has issued codes for 36 growing areas in 30 communes.

On the first day of the week, a forum connecting production and consumption of thieu lychee and other agro-products from Luc Ngan District will be held, with the participation of local leaders, businesses and growers. — VNS

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