The export turnover of the Mekong Delta province of An Giang in the first month of the year is estimated at 74.8 million USD, up 21.3 percent over last year, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

The two items seeing the highest increases are garment and textiles, reaching 7.9 million USD, up 23.7 percent, and frozen vegetables and fruit, raking in one million USD, up 21 percent.

The province plans to promote the development competitive food processing industries such as rice and aquatic products along with accelerating trade promotion to raise turnover for items of its strength.

The locality intends to pay attention to the industrialisation of agricultural production in parallel with focusing on potential and traditional markets as well as improving the quality control of commodities destined for export.

Some 30,200 tonnes of rice was shipped in the first month of 2014, valued at 13.9 million USD, equal to 93 percent in volume and 94 percent in value of last year’s figure.

Frozen aquatic products saw a recovered turnover of 32.9 million USD, equal to 98 percent of last year’s level.-VNA