11:46:13 AM | 18/1/2007
The Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has sped up the improvement of its tea plantations, aiming to increase total high quality tea area to 4,200 hectares by 2010, the largest of any province in Vietnam.
To date, the province has nearly 2,000 ha of high-quality tea.
With total area under tea cultivation reaching 25,535ha and producing around 32,000 tons of tea products from 161,939 tons of fresh tea buds per year, Lam Dong is now the country's tea basket, accounting for 21 per cent in area and 25 per cent in output.
Last year, Lam Dong exported roughly 7,000tons of tea to big markets such as Taiwan, Japan, India, Canada, Middle East, China and the US.