HCMC to open flower trading center
HCMC – Authorities of HCMC this year will start construction on the first phase of an ornamental fish, tree and flower trading facility at Binh Dien commercial center in District 8, Dao Nhu Minh at Saigon Trading Group (Satra) told a conference last Saturday.
At the conference on establishment of flower trading centers in HCMC and Dalat City, Minh said that besides retail space, the center would provide financial, packing and cold storage services for flower growers and traders, thus contributing to the development of hi-tech agriculture.
Nguyen Vinh Luyen, director of the Center for Infrastructure Development in Dalat City, said the city this year is expected to open a flower trading center on 16.6 hectares at Minosa Pass, 10km from central Dalat City. The center is forecast to supply around 550 million branches of flowers a year.
The trading centers in both cities will ensure transparent pricing, improve the quality of flowers, guarantee profits for growers and traders, develop a flower farming industry and promote flower exports.
Flower farmers and traders would be able to receive assistance in terms of farming techniques, finances and seeds or seedlings to increase business efficiency and export opportunities.