Recently, the export of dragon fruits of Binh Thuan Province through the Chinese market encountered many difficulties because the Northern border gates constantly closed and stopped customs clearance. Currently, dragon fruits are difficult to sell, although the selling price is extremely low, only from VND500-VND2,000 per kg.
The Government has just submitted a support package of VND350 trillion (US$15.43 billion) for socio-economic recovery and development to the National Assembly. This is the largest stimulus package in history up to this point, with the expectation that the entire economy will overcome the pandemic, ensuring that no one is left behind.
Trucks transporting eggs, dragon fruits, rice and chicken to food-gathering points in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday to be ready for delivering the goods to low-income workers in rental house areas, alleys and factories without operation due to Covid-19 who facing difficulty in foodstuffs and essential foods during social distancing.
The Center for Disease Control of Long An Province (CDC), on the afternoon of August 1, provided Chau Thanh District with 10,000 quick covid-19 test kits to test workers, who harvest and transport dragon fruits, and workers at warehouses to timely meet the progress of harvest and consumption of 15,000 tons of dragon fruits of farmers.
The Dragon Fruit Association in the Southern province of Long An exports 50 tons of dragon fruit a day on average to China and other Southeast Asian nations by sea as export by road has faced lots of difficulties due to the ongoing Covid-19 epidemic, said chairman of the association Nguyen Quoc Trinh yesterday.
The exporting of several agricultural, and aquatic products to China has had to temporarily halt as the border gates are temporarily closed due to the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, urging farmers and export enterprises to look for consumption markets amid the impacts of the disease.
After the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development sent a delegation to Tan Thanh Border Gate to catch up with the situation in which 500 trucks carrying agricultural products were jammed here, the Ministry of Industry and Trade on October 22 also sent a delegation to the border gate to look for solutions to resolve congestion.