The southern province of Dong Nai earned more than 420 million USD from exporting 193,000 tonnes of coffee in the first nine months of this year, up 43 percent in value and 42 percent in volume compared to the same period of 2013.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, the province’s coffee export turnover is expected to reach over 80 million USD in the last quarter of 2014, bringing the total yearly figure to more than 500 million USD.

Le Van Danh, Director of the department, said this year, coffee is among the province’s exports with sharp rises in both volume and value in comparison with the previous years.

To boost sustainable coffee development, the provincial People’s Committee has assigned a local firm to build a specialised cultivation region with a view to increasing the locality’s coffee growing area to 22,000 ha, he said.

The model is expected to draw the participation of more businesses which will form a linkage chain in coffee production.-VNA