Mekong Delta seafood exports boom despite pandemic
Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces managed to beat the seafood export targets last year.
Soc Trang and Ca Mau provinces both topped US$1billion mark.
Vo Van Chieu, director of the Soc Trang Department of Industry and Trade, said exports exceeded the target by 28 per cent and increased by 14.8 per cent from the previous year to $1.28 billion.
Shrimp accounted for $1.03 billion, a 22.9 per cent increase, which is a good sign in the context the economy still faced many difficulties due to the pandemic, he said.
Huynh Quoc Viet, chairman of the Ca Mau Province People's Committee, said exports were worth $1.1billion, with shrimp accounting for a lion’s share.
To maintain the growth momentum, the province needed to develop infrastructure, especially for inter-provincial linkages and connecting with seaports, he added.