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Can Tho (VNA) – Export and foreign currency services are expected to bring 1.65 billion USD for Mekong delta Can Tho city this year, according to the city’s Department of Industry and Trade.

The figure will include 300 million USD sourced from foreign currency services.

The department reported that the city has earned 891.2 million USD from export and foreign currency services in the first seven months, of which exports contributed 686.2 million USD.

Meeting on July 28, the municipal authorities asked relevant agencies to double efforts to speed up projects processing commodities for export, especially those on footwear, and apparel.

According to Nguyen Minh Toai, Director of the Department for Industry and Trade, rice exporters have secured more orders since early July, which are expected to gain rises in both volume and value of export rice.

Nguyen Ngoc He, Director of the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, said the city’s fruit tree area increased to 15,800 hectares, providing enough material for processing for export.

Truong Quang Hoai Nam, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, said the city would implement measures to boost exports, including developing logistics.-VNA