Ben Tre aims to become Mekong Delta’s top three exporters by 2030

Ben Tre province aims to become the Mekong Delta’s top three in terms of export turnover by 2030.
Ben Tre targets to be Mekong Delta’s top three exporters by 2030
Ben Tre sets a target of obtaining a 13.5-14.5% growth rate in export turnover in the 2021-2030 period. (Photo:

The target is set in an action plan to implement the commodity import-export strategy to 2030, which has been issued by the provincial People’s Committee.

Accordingly, the province focuses on boosting import and export activities, toward gradually increasing the scale of production and consumption of agro-forestry and aquatic products. Special attention will be paid to building concentrated raw material areas and exploiting the sources reasonably. The cultivation of key commodities will be expanded along with pouring investments into offshore fishing vehicles, creating a stable and high-quality source of raw materials.

Ben Tre sets a target of obtaining a 13.5-14.5% growth rate in export turnover in the 2021-2030 period.

It will promote import and export activities in the direction of both expanding markets and commodities and improving import and export efficiency in line with sustainable development and minimising environmental pollution. Specifically, the group of industrial and handicraft products continues to make up a high proportion of total export turnover with 88% by 2025 and 90% by 2030; vegetables and fruits will account for 8% by 2025 and 10% by 2030, and the group of processed aquatic products 4% by 2025 and 6% by 2030.

According to the provincial People's Committee, in the 2021-2025 period, thanks to the advantage of new generation free trade agreements (FTAs) that have taken effect including the Vietnam - Korea FTA (VKFTA) and Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), which will eliminate up to 90% of tariff lines, local export products are expected to increase sharply, especially coconut-related products, electronic components, auto parts, footwear, garment-textiles, agricultural products and handicrafts. The export value of coconut-related products will reach 560 million USD by 2025, up 10.05% year-on-year while the export of vegetables and fruit will hit 165 million USD, an increase of 6.99% per year.

To this end, the People’s Committee of Ben Tre province asked the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development to coordinate with other departments, agencies and People's Committees of districts and cities in developing the value chain of key agricultural products in the 2020-2025 period with orientations to 2030.

The Department of Industry and Trade was assigned to work with other agencies in the implementation of a programme on developing key industries and local businesses in the 2020-2025 period with a vision to 2030. Priority will be given to attracting clean energy industry, manufacturing and processing aquatic products and industries to serve agriculture and rural areas.

Nguyen Van Be, the Department’s Director said that it will continue to popularise local goods at home and abroad. Every year, the department collaborates with agencies and units under the Ministry of Industry and Trade and media outlets to promote products under One Commune One Product (OCOP) programme and specialties of the locality, he said.

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(Source: VNA)