News, Notes, and Dispatches From Wherever Coconuts Grow

February 07, 2004

Ben Tre Vietnamese Coconut Industry Continues Expansion

The Vietnam Economy website reports that the Ben Tre province on the Mekong River delta is now exporting coconuts to 42 countries around the world.

Main importers of Ben Tre province's speciality are China, Taiwan, the Republic of Korea, Japan, India, Sri Lanka, Europe, the US and Canada.

Targeting between US$33-35 million from coconut product exports, Ben Tre is pushing for the early operation of a 2,000-tonne coir fibre plant, a 2,000-tonne desiccated copra plant and a 1,500 tonne charcoal plant.

Posted by brian at February 7, 2004 04:54 PM