Saigon Co.op takes northern lychees around the country

Update: 08:46 | 05/06/2019

The Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives (Saigon Co.op) will buy 500-700 tonnes of thieu lychees, a unique fruit grown in the northern province of Bac Giang’s Luc Ngan District, this year, 25 percent more than in 2018.

Pham Trung Kien, Saigon Co.op’s deputy general director, said fresh lychees are bought directly from the province and transported by specialised vehicles for distribution to more than 700 outlets of Saigon Co.op, including Co.opmart, Co.opXtra, Co.op Food, Co.opSmile, and Cheers, so that customers, especially in the central and southern regions, could enjoy them at reasonable prices.

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Thieu lychees from the northern province of Bac Giang province are now available at over 700 outlets of Saigon Co.op.

Saigon Co.op will organise a “Vietnam Fruit Festival” in June and July featuring lychees and other fruit specialties at its outlets, and offer discounts and samples of the lychee to introduce and popularise it.

It will also collaborate with its partners to take the lychee to international markets, especially Singapore.

Tran Quang Tan, director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade, said his province is the biggest lychee grower in the country with 28,000ha under the fruit and an annual output of more than 150,000 tonnes.

All the lychees meet VietGap quality standards as well as standards in choosy export markets, he said, adding that the fruits’ quality this year is the highest so far since farmers recently started to apply advanced technologies.

Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam praised Saigon Co.op’s effort to promote consumption of lychees cultivated in Bac Giang.

He expected the retailer to also promote the consumption of other farm produce from the north to bring seasonal products to consumers around the country.

Lychee gardens stamped with origin traceability
(BGO)-With an aim to meet the demands for export and provide qualified products to consumers, the gardeners, cooperatives and enterprises in Luc Ngan district, BacGiang province took initiatives to innovate the lychee production methods ensuring quality and food safety while undertaking traceability and responsibilities for their products.
 
Facilitate to export lychee to Chinese market in soonest time
(BGO) – Authorized  by Bac Giang provincial leader, Director of Department of Industry and Trade Tran Quang Tan and representatives from locals departments and sectors on May 28 received the delegates from the Guangxi Deparment of Commerce and Ping xiang city (China) led by Vice Mayor of Pingxiang city Qin Wenji.
 
Promoting lychee consumption in China: Supporting labeling and customs clearance in the day
(BGO) - On the morning of May 24, in Pingxiang county, Guangxi province (China), the People's Committee of Bac Giang province, in coordination with the Pingxiang People's Government, organised a conference to promote lychee consumption and introduce Bac Giang province’s cultural, tourist and agricultural products in 2019.
 
Providing optimal conditions for customs clearance of Bac Giang’ lychee exported to China
(BGO) - This is opinion of Hao Yun, member of the municipal Party Committee, Vice Mayor of Pingxiang city, Guangxi, China when Duong Van Thai, Vice Chairman of the Bac Giang provincial People’s Committee (Vietnam) and the province’s delegation paid a courtesy visit to Pingxiang municipal leader on 23 May on the occasion of the Conference on lychee consumption and promotion for the cultural, tourism and agricultural products of Bac Giang in Pingxiang on 24 May.
 
Early ripen lychee enjoys high price and good consumption
(BGO) – It has come to the harvest season for the early ripen lychee in the key cultivation areas in the districts of Tan Yen, Luc Ngan, Luc Nam, Lang Giang…in the northern province of Bac Giang for nearly one week. The fruits enjoy good consumption and high selling price, particularly VietGAP lychee are sold at minimum prize of 35,000 VND (1.5 USD) per kilogram.
 

Source: VNA

 
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