BẾN TRE — A seminar to promote trade connection and export of farm produce between businesses of the Mekong Delta province of Bến Tre and China was held by the provincial People’s Committee and the Chinese Consulate General in HCM City on Thursday. He called on Chinese firms to enhance investment in Bến Tre, especially in developing deep processing industries for agro-forestry-aquaculture products, commercial services and eco-tourism. Chairman of the Bến Tre Business Association Trần Văn Đức said that local enterprises are making efforts to export their products to China via official channels. According to the provincial People’s Committee, Bến Tre’s export turnover to China reached over US$360 million, in 2021-22, up 18.42 per cent per year, and accounting for 10-15 per cent of the province’s total export value. Coconut is one of the key crops of Bến Tre, with a total area of over 78,000ha and an output of about 800 million coconuts per year.
Mar 21 2023