Update: 09:18 | 16/06/2023
The northern province of Bac Giang organised a ceremony on June 15 to mark the first shipment of 56 tonnes of Luc Ngan fresh lychees to China from Kep railway station.
Addressing the event, La Van Nam, Chairman of Luc Ngan district People’s Committee, said if rail transport proves effective, it will create favourable conditions for the exports of goods from Bac Giang and other provinces in northern Vietnam in general and agricultural products from the district in particular by saving time and cost, thereby reducing pressure on transportation and export activities via border gates.
Leaders of Bac Giang province and General Department of Vietnam Customs congratulate the Customs Operations Team at Kep Railway station.
The international railway system will connect with most major seaports in the region, China and countries in Southeast, Central, South and West Asia and the Middle East in the future, thus facilitating the access of Luc Ngan lychees to the markets in China and other countries, he added.
Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Phan The Tuan asked the customs agencies of industrial zones in Bac Giang province and the Region 7 Plant Quarantine Sub-department to facilitate the export of lychees, ensuring the products meet requirements on quality, food hygiene and safety for quick clearance.
The representatives cut the ribbon to export Luc Ngan lychee via Kep station.
The Luc Ngan district People's Committee was requested to closely cooperate with customs authorities, railway service providers and plant quarantine units to maximise support for enterprises engaging in exporting and distributing fresh lychees; and inform businesses about transporting fresh lychees by rail, he noted.
Bac Giang has about 28,7000 hectares under lychee cultivation with an estimated annual output of about 180-200,000 tonnes.
The rail carries lychees to China market.
Luc Ngan lychees have been exported to nearly 40 countries and territories across the world.
The Kep railway station, located in Tan Thinh commune of Lang Giang district, launched its international freight transportation services in February 2023, with a capacity of handing 80 to 100 carriages or containers per day.