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Soc Trang (VNA) - The industrial production value of the Mekong Delta’s Soc Trang province in the first quarter has been estimated at 6.6 trillion VND (279.7 million USD), up 5.7 percent year-on-year.

According to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, processing and manufacturing grew by 5.7 percent in the quarter, water supply and waste treatment 5.3 percent, and electricity production and distribution 1.1 percent.

The province’s export turnover is estimated at 190 million USD, a year-on-year increase of 12.07 percent, with rice exports posting impressive growth of 62.14 percent.

To deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, provincial leaders have asked the industry and trade sector to coordinate with relevant sectors to guarantee the supply of materials for production, consolidate the domestic market, and help exporters solve difficulties caused by the pandemic.

A report from the department shows that almost all major enterprises in the province are operating stably./.