South Korea is gearing up to directly export Myanmar’s Sein Ta Lone (Diamond Solitaire) mangoes and mango value-added products, establishing a cold storage factory in Nay Pyi Taw, according to a local mango promotion association.
Sein Ta Lone is a mango native to Myanmar and is famous for its fragrance and taste. The demand for the mangoes has prompted South Korea to send mango products direct to their country by making mango pulp, said U Ko Ko, the chair of the promotional association.
Mango of poor quality will be purchased to make the mango pulp. About 100 tonnes of mango pulp is expected to be exported this year. The factory was built in 2015 and fresh mango of high quality will be exported in the upcoming years, he added.
Previously, the mango market was solely dependent on the China market. This year, mango pulp was shipped to Russia. South Korea and Japan have since expressed an interest, it is learnt.
In addition to fresh mango, preserved mango pulp and dried mango are currently exported to China, Singapore and Thailand.
Htet Aung (AMIA)