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The agriculture sector is confident to export the whole year to $US 40.5 billion

08:15 | 11/05/2018

VCN - With the positive growth momentum in the first four months of this year, the agriculture and rural development sector is confident to reach and exceed the major targets of 2018.

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Vegetables and fruits are the typical items with strong export growth in recent time, contributing to the growth of the whole industry. Source: Internet

Specifically, the industry growth rate in 2018 reached 3.05%; export turnover reached $US 40- $US 40.5 billion; 39.8% of communes are recognized as complying with new rural standards and achieved 41.65% of forest coverage.

Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong requested the units under Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD to concentrate on improving the content of the Law soon. In particular, the Department of livestock production and other related units need to complete the content of Cultivation and Husbandry Law for the Government to submit to the National Assembly in the meeting in May 2018; At the same time, prepare contents to review 10 years of implementation of Resolution 26 on agriculture, farmers and rural areas, and preliminarily review the implementation of the restructuring plan for 5 years.

In the field of seafood, the issue of yellow cards for seafood export to the EU, according to the plan, from 16/5-22/5, the inspection team of the European Commission (EC) will visit Vietnam to inspect the reality at Kien Giang and Binh Dinh provinces, while working with related units.

From May 14/5-25/5, the US Food and Veterinary Inspection Authority will conduct a field inspection of the catfish control program in Vietnam. With regard to the two inspection missions of the EC and the United States, Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong asked the units under the Ministry to develop plans, detailed action plans and prepare the best conditions to welcome delegations to inspect and work.

According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the export turnover of agriculture, forestry and fishery in 4 months reached $US 12.3 billion, increased by 11.9% over the same period in 2017. In that, export value of major agricultural commodities achieved $US 6.5 billion, increasing by 11.9%; The value of seafood export was estimated at $US 2.4 billion, increasing by 13% and the export value of main forest products achieved by $US 2.7 billion, increasing by 7.9%.

By Thanh Nguyễn/Thanh Thuy