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Flowers in Trà Vinh selling like hot cakes

Update: February, 13/2018 - 15:00
Flower growers in the southern province of Trà Vinh are excited as this year’s flower season has been productive, with price increases from VNĐ10,000 (50 US cents) to VNĐ15,000 per pot compared to last year.— Photo nhandan.com.vn

HÀ NỘI — Flower growers in the southern province of Trà Vinh are excited as this year’s flower season has been productive, with price increases from VNĐ10,000 (50 US cents) to VNĐ15,000 per pot compared to last year.

Specifically, prices of daisy flowers and dahlia range from VNĐ75,000 to VNĐ100,000 per pair, while paper flowers cost from VNĐ80,000 to VNĐ 100,000 VND per pair.

Hồng Phan Đấu, a flower planter in Long Đức Commune, Trà Vinh Province planted 4,000 flower pots of all kinds.

“Prices of flowers this Lunar New Year are higher than other years from VNĐ10,000-15,000 per pot,” he told Vietnam News Agency.

More than 60 per cent of his flowers have been purchased by traders from Bình Chánh District, HCM City and Trà Vinh Province, he said.

Trà Vinh Province has two ornamental flower villages, one in Vĩnh Yên Hamlet, Long Đức Commune and one in Long Bình Hamlet, Ward 4 with 158 households growing flowers on ​​nearly 30 hectares.

Developed over more than 60 years, the two villages were recognised by the People’s Committee of Trà Vinh Province as traditional villages in 2011.

Nguyễn Thị Ngọc Nhi, head of economic division of the provincial people’s committee, said the province is building many programmes to develop the two villages.

The locality will mobilise resources for investment in transport infrastructure, electricity and water supply for gardeners to approach new science and technology.

In recent years, thanks to the flowers, people in the villages have a more stable income.

Every year, these two villages supply Lunar New Year markets with about 300,000 pots of flowers.

Apart from serving markets in the province, Trà Vinh flowers are also popular and traded in provinces such as Bà Rịa - Vũng Tàu, Bình Dương, Hồ Chí Minh, Đồng Nai and Bến Tre. — VNS

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