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Kien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang earned over 468 million USD from exports in the first nine months of the year, up nearly 35 percent year-on-year and over 90 percent of its planned annual total, reported the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

Accordingly, export earnings from rice surpassed 158 million USD, up 23.3 percent; fruit and vegetables hit 6.4 million USD, up more than 40 percent; aquatic products at 155.6 million USD, up 11 percent; leather and footwear reached 121.3 million USD, up 117.7 percent; and other goods reached 26.5 million USD, up 44 percent.

The province’s rice, seafood, and footwear were shipped to more than 30 markets worldwide.

The department said rice exporting has become more promising, with domestic and foreign merchants buying rice from farmers and forming production-consumption chains.

Footwear has gradually become a key currency earner, contributing to raising the local export value.

The province has also boosted trade promotion such as marketing goods at domestic and foreign fairs to seek new partners and expand markets, while removing difficulties faced by exporters to help them churn out quality goods with competitive rates and high added values.

A representative from the department said the province strives to earn more than 191 million USD from exports in the fourth quarter, raising the yearly figure to 660 million USD, surpassing the plan by 27 percent and up 40 percent annually.

In the remaining months of the year, the province will continue ensuring supply to meet export demands, especially for rice and aquatic products, while strengthening traditional markets and seeking new ones.

Local exporters will be arranged to attend domestic and foreign trade fairs to seek partners and expand markets.

More attention will be given to the export of competitive goods and cross-border trade, in particular selling goods to Cambodia via the Ha Tien international border gate. –VNA