Mekong Delta provinces plan to export 5.5 million tonnes of rice in 2011, making up 90 percent of the country’s total volume.

They will focus on Asian, African, EU and northern American markets.

To reach the target, the province plan to raise rice acreage to 3.8 million ha for an output between 21-22 million tonnes of rice, ensuring surplies for processing for exports.

In addition, they will also focus on improving seedling quality, warehouse, market forecast and trade promotion of local rice.

In 2010, the region exported 5.6 million tonnes of rice, earning 2.6 billion USD./.