Viet Nam plans to export fruits to Qatar

Workers of a vegetable and fruit company in central Binh Thuan Province process fruits for export. — VNA/VNS Photo Dinh Hue Viet Nam can fully meet Qatar’s demand for tropical fruits, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Nguyen Xuan Cuong. During a meeting with Belgian Rent-A-Port N.V. held last week, Cuong said Viet Nam had 1.8 million hectares of cultivation area for fruits and vegetables with an annual output of 20 million tonnes, adding that the figure would double in the future if demand increases. In 2017, vegetable and fruit export revenue hit US$3.6 billion, up by 50 per cent over the previous year. In the future, Viet Nam will construct and put into operation 10 more fruit and vegetable processing factories across the country, he was quoted by MARD’s e-portal Rent-A-Port is the “port-related” investment and management arm of the Belgian Holding Ackermans & van Haaren, which was founded in 1885 and is one of the largest stock-listed holding companies of Belgium, with assets of 2.7 billion euro ($3.2 billion). Rent-A-Port operates as an engineering and investment company that analyses, designs, constructs, develops, and manages port, logistics, marine infrastructure, and industrial zones worldwide. The company is helping Viet Nam and India promote fruit and vegetable exports to Middle East countries, starting with Qatar. Therefore, except from the current key exported fruits, Cuong asked Rent-A-Port to learn more about other types, such as bananas, grapefruit, dragon fruit and mango, as well as durian and coconut to add… [Read full story]


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