Vietnamese firms to supply 175,000 tons of rice to the Philippines this August and September. Photo: baodauthau.vn

VFA President Huynh The Nang said that the Philippines’ National Food Authority held the international tender to seek suppliers for 250,000 tons of 25 percent-broken rice under the a government-to-private contract (G2P) Procurement Scheme.

Among 20 eligible bidders, there are eight from Vietnam. However, only four of them won the bid. The Vietnam Southern Food Corporation (Vinafood2), Gia International Corporation and Tan Long Group JSC each will provide 50,000 tons of rice, and Hiep Loi JSC will supply 25,000 tons.

Contracts for the remaining 75,000 tons went to two other foreign groups.

The enterprises are scheduled to deliver rice to the Philippines in August and September.

Source: VNA