The Mekong Delta province of An Giang will apply a number of measures to increase export activities in an effort to earn 1 billion USD from exports in 2014, a 4.1 percent rise over 2013.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the locality will focus on boosting food processing for domestic and foreign needs, especially products with competitiveness such as rice, seafood, frozen vegetables and fruits.

It will also strengthen trade promotion to raise the export turnovers of its staples in promising markets, while maintaining traditional markets and enhancing the management of goods quality, the department said.

In 2014, An Giang will remove difficulties for businesses, especially those operating in manufacturing and processing rice, frozen shrimp and vegetable, and apparels which are the province’s four key currency earners.

It will ensure a favourable environment for both local and foreign businesses as well as increase the shares of its products in the world market, particularly in Asia, Europe, America and Africa .

In 2013, An Giang’s export turnover reached 960 million USD, up 12 percent against the previous year and exceeding its set target by 6.6 percent.-VNA