Can Tho to increase seafood exports

Wednesday, Jan 14, 2015 10:12

Can Tho targets an export value of $485 million from seafood products in 2015. – Photo VOV

CAN THO (Biz Hub) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho targets an export value of US$485 million from seafood products in 2015, a 23.7 per cent rise over 2014, according to the municipal Department of Industry and Trade.

To this end, the city will focus on enhancing product quality to meet food safety requirements and diversifying export products, said Duong Dinh Hiep, deputy head of the department. Together with expanding the application of international quality standards in aquaculture farms, the city will concentrate on brand-building activities and calling for more businesses to invest in top-to-end production chains, said Hiep.

According to the department, in the first 10 days of 2015, the city shipped abroad 4,400 tonnes of seafood products for $13.3 million, up 1.7 per cent over the same time last year. — VNS

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