16/06/2017 14:34 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Luc Ngan lychee week opens in Hanoi

Hanoi, June 16 (VNA) – A Luc Ngan “Thieu” lychee week, the second of its kind, opened on June 16 at Big C Thang Long shopping centre at 222 Tran Duy Hung, Cau Giay district, Hanoi. 

During the week-long event, big supermarkets and wholesale markets will sign contracts with Luc Ngan businesses, cooperatives and farm owners to buy lychees. 

According to the Department of Commerce and Industry of the northern province of Bac Giang, this year’s lychee production is estimated to hit 100,000 tonnes, equivalent to 70 percent of the previous year’s output. Of them, there are 26,000 tonnes of early-ripening lychees and 74,000 main-crop lychees. 

About 40,000 tonnes of fresh lychees are expected to be shipped to China, representing 80 percent of this year’s lychee exports, said the department. 

Apart from China, the province has also expanded consumption markets to the US, the EU, Japan and the Republic of Korea.
VNA/VNP