Tien Giang targets $1.6b in export turnover

Thursday, Jan 08, 2015 09:00

TIEN GIANG (Biz Hub) — The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Tien Giang aimed to earn US$1.6 billion from exports in 2015, a year-on-year increase of 8.1 per cent, local authorities said.

The province is also aiming for an average annual export growth of 23 per cent for the 2011 to 2015 period, surpassing the already set target by 5 to 7 per cent.

To realise this goal, Tien Giang will continue luring investment to industrial parks and clusters, as well as help investors address difficulties and complete procedures for the scheduled implementation of their projects.

It also plans to encourage businesses to diversify their exports and adopt measures to improve product quality and competitiveness, while providing them with updated information on export markets.

Last year, the province's export value hit a record $1.48 billion, exceeding the set target by 26.5 per cent and recording a 23.8 per cent jump against 2013. Major exports were for garments, processed seafood and plastic products. — VNS

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