HANOI: Vietnam has 7 million to 8 million metric tons of rice for export this year, after putting aside sufficient for national food security, the country's agriculture minister said on Tuesday.

The country's irrigation systems allow its farmers to produce rice all year round in the Mekong Delta, Le Minh Hoan told the National Assembly. (Reporting by Khanh Vu; Editing by Kirsten Donovan)