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Vietnam cooperative to export mangoes to Australia

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Hanoi (VNA) – The Suoi Lon Mango Cooperative in the southern province of Dong Nai will export its first batch of mangoes to Australia soon, said Director Nguyen The Bao.

According to an agreement reached between the cooperative and two Australian businesses, 18 tonnes of mangoes will be exported daily via air and marine routes.

The cooperative will ship two tonnes of mangoes via air each day, with the fruit sold at supermarkets. 

Meanwhile, a container carrying about 16 tonnes of mangoes will be brought to Australia via sea and then distributed to retailers.

The cooperative is also piloting the preservation of mangoes using new technologies to export abroad via sea to reduce transport costs.

Suoi Lon Mango Cooperative was the first agricultural cooperative in Dong Nai to receive the Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practice (VietGap) certificate for mangoes in 2010.

The cooperative has 114 members growing 314 hectares of mangoes, including more than 14.5 hectares meeting VietGap standards and 16 hectares meeting Global Good Agricultural Practice standards.

It has been shipping mangoes to Ukraine and China for years.-VNA

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