The “Vietnamese Fruit Day” is held at the Makro Stodulky supermarket in Prague (Source:VNA)
Prague (VNA) – A “Vietnamese Fruit Day” was held at the Makro Stodulky supermarket in Prague, the Czech Republic on July 11.

The event, organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade in collaboration with the Vietnamese Embassy and the Makro Group, was aimed at promoting Vietnamese fruits in and seeking opportunities for the farm produce to enter into the Czech Republic and other Eastern and Central European countries.

At the event, 19 kinds of Vietnamese fresh fruits, including longan, lychee, custard-apple, banana, sapodilla plum, dragon-fruit, rambutan, mango and jackfruit, were on displayed and sold. Customers had a chance to taste and learned about the use and benefits of the tropical fruits.

Vietnam gained a 33 percent year-on-year increase in the fruit and vegetable export value to reach 1.17 billion USD for the first half of 2016, said the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetables Association.

The country expects to make 2 billion USD on fruit and vegetable exports this year.

Last year, Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable export value reached 1.8 billion USD, 23.7 percent higher than 2014.-VNA