Coconut is among main exports of Ben Tre province (Photo: VNA)

Ben Tre (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre hopes to earn 1.16 billion USD in export turnover in 2019, a year-on-year surge of 20.67 percent, the provincial People’s Committee has said.

The province plans to enhance trade promotion, popularise local products, stabilise traditional markets and look for new ones to achieve the goal.

Local authorities will carry out measures on local firms and remove bottlenecks for them in a timely manner. The businesses will receive assistance to comply with import-export management regulations and improve capacity to integrate into the global economy.

According to Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Cao Van Trong, thanks to efforts to enhance productivity, develop markets and bolster exports, the province will have shipped 961.3 million USD worth of products overseas by the end of 2018, up 14.4 percent from the previous year, and surpassing 13 percent of the yearly plan.

Exports of industrial and handicraft products are reckoned to rise 12.6 percent year on year and account for 88.1 percent of the export revenue.

Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Le Van Khe said increases in volume have been seen in most exports such as desiccated coconut (84.61 percent), frozen seafood (up 4.21 percent), activated carbon (17.88 percent) and garment and textile (34.71 percent), among others.-VNA