Over 4 million tonnes of rice were exported from the Mekong Delta by September 20, representing 64.2 percent of the region’s annual rice export target, the same as last year.

Rice exports generated 1.84 billion USD in revenue for regional localities, the Steering Committee for the Southwestern region said.

Between now and the end of the year, localities plan to export an additional 2.3 million tonnes of rice, bringing the annual total to 6.3 million tonnes.

Nguyen Phong Quang, deputy head of the committee’s standing board, said the region’s trade sector implemented a number of measures to help businesses survey markets and promote their products in Asia, the European Union and North America .

He attributed the outcome to the procurement of modern processing lines that improved output and quality, as well as the bumper harvest of 20.6 million tonnes of paddy rice during the winter-spring and summer-autumn crops this year.-VNA