The total paddy production in the year 2013 of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho reaches at 1.4 million tones.Can Tho is one of the Vietnam’s largest rice producer. So far it is the highest amount of rice produced in the Vietnam according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

 The Deputy director of the department Nguyen Thi Kieu credited application of advanced technical processes and models by farmers to their production for this record level production. The increase is about 83,234 tonnes over the last year’s

The official further said in the coming winter-spring rice crop, farmers will continue to apply the large-field model as a main way to reduce production costs, raise productivity and quality, and improve the product value as well as profits.

 The Ministry of Industry and Trade estimated that this year Vietnam is expected to harvest about 3.7 million tonnes of rice, ensuring sufficient stock for export for 2013 and some for the same purpose next year.