Michael Lecorps, General Director of the Haiti Bureau of Monetization of Development Aid Programs (BMPAD) has spoken highly of Vietnam’s rice quality.

He said Haiti imported 400 tonnes of rice from Vietnam in March and will import another 33,000 tonnes in the coming week to control soaring domestic rice prices.

There is a plan afoot to import a huge volume of high-quality rice at reasonable prices. Vietnamese rice is cheaper in price than other kinds of rice but easier to cook than imported from nearby countries.

During his visit to Vietnam last December, Haiti Prime Minister Salvador Lamothe said Haiti consumes around 400,000 tonnes of rice a year but its domestic rice production is just 100,000 tonnes.-VNA