Hai Duong exports 5,000 tonnes of lychee so far hinh anh 1Illustrative photo (Photo:VNA)

Hai Duong (VNA) – The northern province of Hai Duong shipped 5,000 tonnes of lychee to foreign countries during this year’s crop.

China remained the largest importer with over 2,000 tonnes, followed by the Republic of Korea (500 tonnes), France (90 tonnes), Thailand (80 tonnes) and Australia (18 tonnes).

To assure the quality of lychee exported to fastidious markets, the province has zoned off an additional 300 hectares of lychee cultivation in Chi Linh town and Thanh Ha district for VietGAP and GlobalGAP standard production.

Hai Duong, one of key lychee cultivation localities in the country, has nearly 11,000 hectares of lychee and uses the VietGAP and GlobalGAP standards for about 250 hectares.

This year, its lychee output was estimated to reach 50,000 tonnes.-VNA