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Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos: Xuanye Co. is expected to make Laotian rice business big in China
Laos news Xinhua - Dr. Phet Phomphiphak, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos, expressed a few days ago at the seminar of export of Laotian rice to China held in Savanakhet that an export of Laotian rice to the Chinese markets by Xuanye (Laos) Co., Ltd. has a historical significance and hoped that this business will become bigger and stronger in the future.
The seminar of export of Laotian rice to China was held jointly by Department of Planting, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos and Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Savanakhet Province in Savanakhet on the 5th. Santiphap PHOMVIHANH, Vice Governor of Savanakhet Province, host the seminar. More than 160 people including persons in charge from Ministry of Industry and Commerce, Ministry of Science and Technology, Laos-China Cooperation Commission and Ministry and Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Directors and County Head from departments and counties of Savanakhet Province, people from rice processing partners and Rice Association, and persons in charge from Khammouan Province and Savanakhet Province attended the seminar. Xu Guowu, Chairman of Xuanye (Laos) Co., Ltd., and Fu Jun, General Manager of China Certification & Inspection Group Cambodia Company from China side were also invited to attend the seminar.
Dr. Phet PHOMPHIPHAK said the central and local governments in Laos would spare no effort to coordinate four-partner cooperation and make a good plan for growing base. Excellent varieties and proper growing technology would be used to increase rice yields. Traditional labor would be replaced by mechanization to reduce cost. Production management system used at the processing plants would be updated and simultaneously talents would be trained. Ecological green rice with Laotian features would be greatly promoted. It was also hoped that Xuanye Co., could make the Laotian rice business bigger and stronger in China.
It is reported that over the past year, four-partner cooperation that governments, enterprises, farmers and banks jointly implement industrialized production of rice has achieved preliminary outcomes and succeeded in exporting high-quality Laotian rice to China, with the particular example of rice of Land Lao brand produced by Xuanye (Laos) Co., Ltd.
Khammouan Province and Savanakhet Province are two major rice-growing areas in Laos. Laotian government has appointed Department of Planting, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Laos and Department of Agriculture and Forestry of Savanakhet Province to implement China-Laos Production Base in Xonboul, Savanakhet Province. This project covers an area of 2,000 hectares consisting of three large production bases. Over the past one year since implementation, there have been more than 1033 farmers in three groups actively involving in growing aromatic rice variety. This project was started officially on December 10, 2015 to export ecological green Laotian rice to China and the Press Conference of First-release of Laotian Rice in China was held in Changsha, Hunan Province on January 21, 2016. (end)