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Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang raked in 1.86 billion USD in the first nine months this year, up 25.4 percent annually and equivalent to 80 percent of the yearly target.

With such momentum, the province is likely to surpass the export target of 2.35 billion USD, said Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Ngo Van Tuan.

Foreign-invested enterprises accounted for over 62 percent of the total local export while key local products such as apparel, footwear, handbag and bronze pipe made up 70 percent of total export.

Tuan said fisheries export topped 282 million USD in the nine-month period, marking a 45 percent increase year-on-year. Processed tra fish accounted for 90 percent of the total agro-fisheries shipments, mostly to European and American markets.

During the period, the province shipped more than189,000 tonnes of rice abroad, earning 87.6 million USD, up 86 percent in volume and value.

Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Le Van Huong said the locality has paid attention to administrative reform and business climate improvement, thereby facilitating business operations.

Since early this year, the local authorities have held three dialogues with enterprises to acquire their feedback and promptly clear arising obstacles.

Thanks to common efforts between local administration, sectors and firms, local farm produce export has progressed sustainably.-VNA