August 20, 2016

Mangoes festival held to help find foreign markets

Mangoes being displayed at the festival.
Mangoes being displayed at the festival.


A MANGO festival at a restaurant in Yangon displaying more than 110 species grown in Myanmar has attracted exporters, local and international mango lovers.
The third festival, which will be held until Sunday, is aimed at assisting growers find local and foreign markets as part of efforts to uplift the socio-economic conditions of growers.
During the festival, agricultural experts will give talks on mango farming.
On 15 May, the mangoes displayed at the festival will be sold at auction.
Myanmar exports about 4 tonnes of mangoes worth around US$13.5 million every year, said U Kyaw Thu, Secretary of the Myanmar Fruit and Vegetable Producers Association.
Currently, exporting mangoes to Japan and China is under negotiation.
The Yangon Region Government is building a fruit and vegetable wholesale market helping producers to meet international standards in Insein Township.


Aung Thura


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