Exports of the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang reached nearly 245 million USD in the first two months of 2015 or 15.3 percent of the yearly target.

In February, the province has exported goods worth 112 million USD, a year-on-year increase of 15.8 percent, according to the provincial Department of Industry and Trade.

Ngo Van Tuan, Director of the department, said most of the province’s key export commodities including processed seafood, garments, leather shoes and bags earned high export turnover.

Tuan attributed the achievements to the province’s programme to boost export and businesses’ efforts.

The province continues encouraging businesses to diversify their export products while efficiently implementing the e-commerce programme and providing information for firms in a timely manner.

During the first two months, Tien Giang shipped abroad nearly 28,000 tonnes of processed seafood, earning over 61 million USD, 11.5 million garment products worth 55.2 million USD, and 4 million pairs of shoes worth 51 million USD.

This year, the province aims for 1.6 million USD in export turnover, up 14.3 percent compared to 2014.-VNA