At the event, Vice Chairman of the Son La provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Quoc Khanh said the locality is now home to nearly 60,000ha of fruits with an output of about 260,000 tons, mostly those with high economic value such as longan, mango, avocado, dragon fruit and others for industrial processing.

In the first half of this year, Son La’s farm produce export via Lang Son neared USD 80 million, predominantly mango and banana.

Officials of Son La and Lang Son provinces sign a memorandum of understanding on farm produce export cooperation

This year, the province will continue stepping up agricultural restructuring, sustainably grow fruits, build high-tech farming materials zones, and develop more cooperatives in service of farm produce cultivation, supply, processing, consumption and export.

It strives to earn more than USD 150 million from farm produce export.

Since 2018, the province has shipped roughly 10,000 tons of mango, longan and banana and 30,000 tons of tapioca abroad.

Vice Chairman of the Lang Son provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Cong Truong said the border locality will continue asking units concerned to work with China to facilitate customs clearance and accelerate administrative reform, especially in border gates.

Participants offered opinions on support for farm produce export, export-import management mechanism, and others.

Leaders of the two provinces signed a Memorandum of Understanding on assisting Son La in accelerating farm produce export via Lang Son’s border gates.

Source: VNA