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Ngọc Linh ginseng stamp issued

Update: June, 13/2017 - 08:00
The Việt Nam Post has issued the first-ever ‘Ngọc Linh’ ginseng stamp during the Ngọc Linh ginseng festival in Nam Trà My District. VNS Photo Thanh Bình
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QUẢNG NAM — The Việt Nam Post has issued the first-ever ‘Ngọc Linh’ ginseng stamp during the Ngọc Linh ginseng festival in Nam Trà My District.

Hồ Quang Bửu, Chairman of the central district’s People’s Committee, told Việt Nam News that the stamp aims to promote the brand of the ginseng rooted in Quảng Nam and Kon Tum provinces to the globe.

According to Việt Nam Post, the stamp will be officially issued in 168 countries around the world.

The stamp, which was designed by artist Tô Minh Trang, measures 43mm by 32mm and costs VNĐ3,000 for a sample and VNĐ12,000 for a block.

The stamp will go on sale online from June 10th and December of 2018.

A seminar on the ginseng farming and production will be held at Tam Kỳ City today.

Ngọc Linh ginseng, grown both in Nam Trà My District in Quảng Nam Province and the central highlands province of Kon Tum, was recently named a National Brand.

Last year, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Intellectual Property Agency of Việt Nam recognised the Geographical Indication (GI) for ginseng root products in the two provinces.

Ginseng was first found in the late 1960s on Ngọc Linh Mountain in the middle of Quảng Nam and Kon Tum provinces.

In 2015, Nam Trà My District and Hamyang County in South Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on tourism, agriculture, conservation and the development of Ngọc Linh ginseng.

Quảng Nam Province has listed the Ngọc Linh ginseng as one of eight precious and endangered flora genes including Ba Kích (poor man’s ginseng), pepper, cinnamon, large-size rattan and white corn in the provincial conservation programme in 2014-20. — VNS

 

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