Dong Thap exports 15 tons of frozen lotus roots to Japan

Wednesday, 08/05/2024 16:30
A ceremony to announce the export of lotus roots to the Japanese market through official channels was held in Thap Muoi district, the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, on May 7.
A batch of 15 tons of lotus roots has been officially exported to the Japanese market. (Photo:

This is one of the activities of the second Lotus Festival in Dong Thap.

Accordingly, this shipment of about 15 tons of frozen lotus roots, using IQF technology, has been implemented by Dai Viet Sen Joint Stock Company for the first time. The 1 billion-VND batch, packed in a 40-foot container, will go from Cat Lai Port (HCMC) to Tokyo Port (Japan).

In 2024, Sen Dai Viet plans to export eight containers worth nearly 7 billion VND to Japan. Lotus root material takes about 4.5 months from planting to harvest, and it will be purchased by the company from Dong Thap and other provinces in the Mekong Delta region.

Thap Muoi’s lotus growing area accounts for more than 30% of the whole province’s lotus area, equivalent to 525 hectares. In 2023, lotus farmers earned an average profit of more than 28 million VND per ha for each crop.

This is a unique branded product of Dong Thap, with high economic value and potential for tourism development. Lotus is also one of the key commodities identified in the province’s Agricultural Sector Restructuring Project.

Lotus is widely grown in localities in the province on more than 1,800 hectares, with an output of more than 1,500 tons a year.

Currently, Dong Thap has more than 40 establishments producing and trading food from lotus; and 56 OCOP products made from lotus./.