Developing vegetables sector and agricultural logistics

On the afternoon of December 18, 2017, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the Forum on Expanding international markets for fruit and vegetable industry and solutions to development of logistics system for agriculture – rural areas. The forum was organized by Dong Thap People’s Committee and Vietnam Organic Agricultural Economics Institute.

The forum has the presence of leaders of central ministries and agencies, representatives of Vietnamese and international investment and trade organizations, enterprises, cooperatives and associations in the province.

With a growth rate of 40% per year and still large surplus thanks to the advantage of the latter development, Vietnamese vegetables and fruits can rise to the top of the region. Delegates from Japan and Korea highly appreciate the potential of flower export in Dong Thap. Specially, Japan is looking for new suppliers for tropical flowers from Dong Thap. However, according to the speakers, when the logistics costs in Vietnam are still 18% compared to 14% of the world average, the exporting opportunity for vegetables and fruits of Vietnam will be greatly reduced.

At the forum, there was a signing ceremony between representatives of Dong Thap People’s Committee and representatives of organizations of construction, trade and processing and among these organizations. Signed content is related to vegetable development and logistic system investment in Dong Thap.

Highly appreciating the co-organizing to host the forum between Dong Thap province and Vietnam Organic Agricultural Economics Institute, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Vietnam fruit and vegetable will be processed and the logistics cost in Vietnam must be reduced to reach the world average cost.

At the end of the meeting, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc visited Tam Canh and Thuan Tan congregations in Tan Thuan Tay Commune, Cao Lanh City. Talking to farmers, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said that the model of the association is one of the good practices in Dong Thap and should be promoted in the future.

Source: Dong Thap Newspaper.

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