Update: 15:36 | 26/05/2020
The Department Agriculture and Rural Development of Hai Duong Province held a ceremony on May 25 for the shipment of the first batches of Hai Duong lychee in the 2020 season to Singapore, Australia and the US.
Ameii Vietnam JSC and Red Dragon Service Trading Manufacture Company have purchased tens of tonnes of lychee for export to the markets of Singapore, the US and Australia by sea.
Workers at Ameii Vietnam pack the first batch of lychee to ship to Singapore.
Aside from the export of the fruit, many domestic enterprises have registered to purchase approximately 4,000 tonnes of lychee to serve domestic consumption.
The lychee farming hub of Hai Duong has 9,700ha of lychee focused in Thanh Ha District and Chi Linh City.
It is estimated that the province will harvest 45,000 tonnes in this season, including 1,500 tonnes meeting GlobalGAP standards for export and 4,000 tonnes meeting VietGAP standards.
As many as 19 farming areas with a total production volume of 1,300 tonnes have been granted with area codes to be eligible for exporting lychee to the US, Australia and the EU while four farming areas with a total volume of 200 tonnes have been granted with area codes for exporting the fruit to China.
Harvest of early maturing lychee in Hai Duong began in early May and the prices are VND5,000 – VND10,000 per kg higher than during the same period last year.