Hanoi (VNA) – Longan grown in the northwestern province of Son La will be served on in-flight meal on Vietnamese airlines flights under an agreement signed on August 2 between the local cooperatives and the Noi Bai Catering Services Joint Stock Company (NCS) and the Vietnam Air Catering Services Joint Stock Company (VINACS).
NCS General Manager Nguyen Van Dung said Son La longan meets strict food safety standards.
He said it is one of the efforts of relevant units to unite to bring regional fruits to domestic and foreign passengers as well as expand cooperation with enterprises, localities and farmers to promote agricultural products. Vietnamese to global customers. In the coming times, the NCS will continue to coordinate with Son La province to select more agricultural products to be served on the flights, Dung added.
Nguyen Thanh Cong, vice chairman of the Son La provincial people’s committee, said it was the first time that Son La longan was served to flight passengers.
It affirms the quality of the products but is also an opportunity to introduce the world to the agricultural products of Son La in particular and Vietnamese agricultural products in general, thus helping to enhance the brand and value of local agricultural products, he said. said, adding that the province will create the most favorable conditions for business.
Last year, Son La exported more than 25,000 tons of fruit, an increase of almost 20% compared to 2020./.