The nation’s first teleconference on lychee consumption is expected to be hosted by the northern province of Bac Giang on June 6, aiming to promote both domestic consumption and export of the local specialty.
The harvest season has just come in the nation’s largest lychee farming area but the market for the fruit will surely be affected by the global COVID-19 epidemic this year. In order to make this year's crop harvest favourable and effective, Bac Giang is actively deploying consumption promotion activities.
As planned, the province will host a video conference that connects representatives from the Vietnamese relevant authorities, trade offices and embassies in Vietnam of China, Japan, and Thailand, as well as leading local and foreign retailers.
In addition to the main venue in Bac Giang, the online conference will also premiere in China’s Guangxi and Yunnan Provinces, as well as other 61 venues in provinces and cities across Vietnam. Immediately after the teleconference, Bac Giang authorities will hold a ceremony to send off trucks carrying harvested lychee for consumption in both domestic and foreign markets.
To boost sales of lychee, Luc Ngan and Tan Yen Districts, home to the largest lychee areas in the province, will prepare a list of foreign wholesalers who have signalled their demand for lychee and ask authorities to allow their entry into Vietnam to purchase the fruit. They will also formulate plans to quarantine these traders, in line with regulations.