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Over 20 countries, territories to join conference promoting Hung Yen’s longan

The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the northern province of Hung Yen will organise a largest-ever international conference to promote longan and other local agricultural products on July 15.

The conference, to be held both online and in-person, will be connected with 15 sites at home and nearly 60 others in 21 countries and territories, according to the ministry’s Vietnam Trade Promotion Agency.

Director of the provincial Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Van Tho said the event is expected to bring together nearly 1,000 delegates.

Within the framework of the conference, there will be a programme to put the products on sale on e-commerce platforms and a signing ceremony of cooperation documents, aiming to boost the consumption of the local products.

Longan, a local specialty, and other agricultural products will also be showcased on the sidelines of the conference.

Hung Yen is home to about 4,800 ha of longan, of which more than 1,300 ha have met VietGAP standards. The province expects to harvest around 50,000-55,000 tonnes of the fruit this year, 15-20 percent higher than last year’s output.

Besides, it has some 3,800 ha of citrus fruits, which yield about 40,000-45,000 tonnes./