Bac Giang earns trillions of dong from lychee hinh anh 1Lychee produced in line with the VietGAP standard was introduced at a 2015 trade fair. (Source: VNA)

 The northern province of Bac Giang has earned around 4 . 6 trillion VND (2 07 million USD) from lychee this year.

The figure was released by the provincial People’s Committee at a conference reviewing the lychee production and consumption in 2015 on August 14.

The province has more than 31,000 ha under lychee, which produce an average 195,000 tonnes of fruit annually.

Bac Giang aims to expand the application of international standards such as VietGap and GlobalGap in lychee production in order to enhance revenues in the coming time, said Duong Van Thai, Vice President of the Committee.

Additionally, the locality has worked with the Ministry of Science and Technology, and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development on the transfer and application of techniques in growing, harvesting and preserving lychee fruits to enhance productivity and ensure product quality for export.

The province has asked the Ministry of Industry and Trade for assistance in marketing lychee in potential foreign markets to boost lychee export.

Publicity campaigns will be conducted to boost the consumption of local lychee, with focus on promoting the brand names of the lychee from Luc Ngan and Phuc Hoa districts in international markets.

The connection between producers and businesses is given priority in a bid to develop an effective distribution network, thus ensuring sustainable markets for the fruit.

The province expects to see a year-on-year increase in domestic consumption, from 55 percent this year to 60 percent in 2016.

In the 2015 lychee season, more than 12,300 hectares of lychee were cultivated in line with VietGap standard, while another 100 hectares met the GlobalGap standard, producing some 600 tonnes for such strict markets as the US, France, the UK, Australia, and Japan.VNA