Deputy Chairwoman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thi Hong on February 9 led a delegation to work with leaders from the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on a plan to supply the city with fresh flowers and vegetables at steady prices for Tet.
According to the province’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Lam Dong provides HCMC with 505,705 ton vegetables and fruits a year, accounting for 19.6 percent of the city’s market share.
The volume might increase from 70-80 percent over normal in pre-Tet days and Tet holidays.
At present, Lam Dong has prepared 250,000-300,000 tons of vegetables and fruits to supply the market.
Deputy Chairman of Lam Dong People’s Committee Pham S said that HCMC was the province’s main market consuming 65 percent of its vegetable output and 70 percent flower output.
At the meeting, the city and province’s leaders discussed building a flower, ornamental fish and plant center at Binh Dien wholesale market, HCMC, aiming to create a stable consumption source for HCMC growers and breeders and contributing to develop production and increasing for farmers’ income.
In addition, it will build foundation for the establishment of a flower, ornamental plant and fish, and vegetable exchange floor in the future.