Binh Thuan's Dragon fruit remains its official exports to foreign markets amid Covid-19 pandemic

27/08/2021, 19:56

BTO –  In the light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Binh Thuan dragon fruit is facing a number of difficulties due to price falling and transport limitations. Nevertheless, some orders of dragon fruit have been exported smoothly and officially from May until  Mid August amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Mr. Thang – an owner of Hung Linh dragon fruit farm in Hoa Minh commune, Ham Thuan Bac district, Binh Thuan province shared that some 80-90 tons of white-fleshed dragon fruit and other 20 tons of red-fleshed dragon fruit are monthly exported to European markets via airway. Also, dozens of local dragon fruits have been brought to Australia and America. According to some local enterprises, this year’s export volume posted an increase from 70 to 100 percent over the same period last year.

Mr. Thang’s dragon fruit farm covers an area of 20 hectares under GlobalGAP standards and it is the place to gather dragon fruit from other farms in the locality. Hitherto, approximately 150 hectares of dragon fruit growing areas are linked together to export to foreign markets.

Despite the harsh impact of the Covid-19 epidemic, the official exports of dragon fruit are still optimistic. Many countries in European countries, America, and Australia have reopened doors, and export activities to those markets can be resumed. That is the reason why a greater volume of Binh Thuan dragon fruits can be exported.

In the context of strict lockdown in the two localities of Phan Thiet City and La Gi town, the dragon fruit exporters face shortages of fruits, packaging, and other materials for export. The input prices are stable, fluctuating from VND 15,000-20,000 per kg for GlobalGAP fruits. Many dragon fruits are ripe and ready for harvest, but the Social Distancing Directive has somewhat thwarted the transportation through some localities of Lagi town. Those hardships will be solved by the La Gi administration so that dragon fruit can be brought to foreign markets. 

Translated by My Thien (Source: Binh Thuan Online)

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Binh Thuan's Dragon fruit remains its official exports to foreign markets amid Covid-19 pandemic