The Suoi Lon cooperative in the southern province of Dong Nai has signed a contract to export over 20 tonnes of fresh mango to Ukraine every month, at double the domestic price.

Chairman of the cooperative Nguyen The Bao said the first container of 21 tonnes of mango is expected to anchor in the European country by late February.

Besides Ukraine, Suoi Lon cooperative has won agreements from some other European countries and Dubai, which are expected to import 20-40 tonnes of fresh mango every month, Bao added.

According to the chairman, this is the first time local fresh mango has been exported in large quantities.

Statistics released by Dong Nai’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development show that the province has so far exported five types of fruit: jackfruit, durian, mango, dried banana and dragon fruit, to international markets, including notoriously picky ones such as the US and Europe.-VNA