HCMC – On the first three days of the Year of Tiger (February 1-3), 287 tons of Vietnamese agricultural products were exported to China through the Kim Thanh II Boder Gate in the northern province of Lao Cai, according to the Lao Cai Customs Department.
The volume included 38 tons of dragon fruits, 66 tons of watermelon and 183 tons of bananas, news site Vietnamplus reported.
Meanwhile, 877 tons of farm produce was imported to Vietnam.
The competent agencies at the border gate has coordinated with the Chinese side to facilitate import-export procedures.
On the first three days of the lunar new year, more than 200 drivers and driving assistants were still stuck at the Kim Thanh Border Gate. Most of them transported farm produce from southern provinces.
The management board of the border gate has arranged some booths selling food to drivers during Tet.
Especially, hundreds of gifts, including sticky rice cakes, dry food items, water and necessities, have been offered to drivers and driving assistants.
In addition, Vietnam-China Logistics JSC in Lao Cai Province has presented over 400 sticky rice cakes to drivers.