Hung Yen, Bac Giang showcase local agricultural specialties

15:56 | 26/11/2018 Trade

The Hung Yen Orange Festival 2018, the second of this kind, is being held in My Hao district, Hung Yen province, to honour oranges and other farm produce of the province.

A pavilion showcasing oranges, pomelos and typical farm produce of Luc Ngan district in Bac Giang province - Photo: bacgiang.gov.vn

According to the Vice Chairman of Hung Yen provincial People’s Committee, Nguyen Minh Quang, Hung Yen is not the homeland of oranges but this type of fruit and longans have been cultivated in the province for a long time. Hung Yen oranges are delicious, sweet and fragrant which are different from others, Quang noted.

The growing area of oranges has been expanded to approximately 1,600ha in eight out of 10 districts of Hung Yen with an annual output of over 35,000 tonnes.

The festival, which will conclude on November 29, gathers 50 pavilions showcasing oranges and other local fruits in a bid to promote the brands and consumption of local agricultural products.

A festival showcasing oranges, pomelos and typical farm produce of Luc Ngan district in Bac Giang province began on the evening of November 24.

The event aims to honour local fruits and boost links between farmers, enterprises and management agencies in the production and consumption of agricultural products.

Luc Ngan district has more than 27,000ha of fruit trees including nearly 15,300ha of lychee (the largest growing area in the North) and over 6,400ha of citrus fruits with an estimated output of 53,000 tonnes of citrus fruits in 2018.

Theo NDO