Officials of Son La and Lang Son provinces sign a memorandum of understanding on farm produce export cooperation (Photo: VNA)

Lang Son (VNA) – The People’s Committee of northwestern Son La province held a conference in the northern border province of Lang Son on June 18 to promote the export of its safe farm produce to China.

At the event, Vice Chairman of the Son La provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Khanh said the locality is now home to nearly 60,000ha of fruits with an output of about 260,000 tonnes, mostly those with high economic value such as longan, mango, avocado, dragon fruit and others for industrial processing.

In the first half of this year, Son La’s farm produce export via Lang Son neared 80 million USD, predominantly mango and banana.

This year, the province will continue stepping up agricultural restructuring, sustainably grow fruits, build high-tech farming materials zones, and develop more cooperatives in service of farm produce cultivation, supply, processing, consumption and export.

It strives to earn more than 150 million USD from farm produce export.

Since 2018, the province has shipped roughly 10,000 tonnes of mango, longan and banana and 30,000 tonnes of tapioca abroad.

Vice Chairman of the Lang Son provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Cong Truong said the border locality will continue asking units concerned to work with China to facilitate customs clearance and accelerate administrative reform, especially in border gates.

Participants offered opinions on support for farm produce export, export-import management mechanism, and others.

Leaders of the two provinces signed a Memorandum of Understanding on assisting Son La in accelerating farm produce export via Lang Son’s border gates.-VNA