The Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu reported a 11.87 percent GDP growth in the first six months with positive signs in several key sectors.

The agricultural sector was key to the province’s encouraging results in the first half.

In the summer and winter-spring season, the province harvested 339,100 tonnes of rice, equal to 32 percent of the year’s target and up one percent against the same period.

Total seafood output reached 137,000 tonnes, 79,000 tonnes of which are farmed seafood, up four percent annually.

Frozen shrimp exports, amounting to 18,739 tonnes, earned the province 212 million USD, a four percent increase.

Among its animal livestock, the province has 235,000 pigs and 2.3 million chickens, on track for the year’s plan.

The province produced a combined industrial production value of 1.6 trillion VND (73 million USD), up 11.8 percent against the same period. However, the figure only met 31 percent of the set target.

Targets in exports were also not met, with rice export value reaching only 34 percent of the plan, requiring the province to intensify their efforts from now through the end of the year.-VNA