Over 50 businesses, cooperatives join sales of Bac Giang lychee hinh anh 1Harvesting the GlobalGAP-standard lychee at a farm in Luc Ngan district, Bac Giang province. (Photo: VNA)

Bac Giang (VNA) –
More than 50 businesses, cooperatives and markets in and out the northern province of Bac Giang – the country’s largest lychee producer - have registered to engage in sales of “thieu” lychee – a local fruit specialty.

To facilitate the consumption of this fruit, the provincial Department of Industry and Trade had worked with the Trade Promotion Department, Domestic Markets Department, Asia-Africa Market Department, and European-American Market Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade, as well as the Department of Farm Produce Processing and Market Development, Plant Protection Department, and Cultivation Department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Bac Giang currently has more than 28,100ha of lychee, with output likely to increase by 10,000 tonnes to 160,000 tonnes this year.

It has developed a host of plans and scenarios for lychee trade promotions this year given the COVID-19 outbreak, which is still ravaging many countries around the world. It has set its sights on several main markets, such as Japan, the US, Australia, the EU, and China.

Japan has approved a total of 19 Production Unit Codes (PUCs) for 103ha of lychee grown by 107 local households in Bac Giang. The area includes 98ha of the main crop in Luc Ngan and 5ha of the early-ripened crop in Tan Yen, which is forecast to produce over 600 tonnes.

The province has also received 18 PUCs for 218ha of lychee in Luc Ngan’s six communes - Giap Son, Tan Moc, Tan Son, Hong Giang, Kien Lao, and Tan Quang - for export to the US, Australia, and the EU./.