International Flora Expo to start this week


27th Mar, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew


KATHMANDU, March 27: The Floriculture Association of Nepal is set to organize the 3rd Session of International Flora Expo in Capital from Thursday.

The expo which will start from 30th of March will conclude on 2nd of April. The Ministry for Agricultural Development has assured its continuous support for the organizing of the event.

Different species of flowers, compost fertilizers, seeds, green house, agricultural equipment, and packaging materials, among others, will be exhibited at the expo. The expo will have a total of 99 stalls. According to the FAN, there will be 28 stalls of international exhibitors.

The organizers are also awarding floriculture entrepreneurs in 10 different categories.Dilip Badhe, senior vice president of FAN, said exhibitors from countries like India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, China, South Korea, among others, are participating in the expo.

According to the FAN, floriculture sector has been providing employment to more than 41,000 people directly or indirectly. The sector recorded transactions worth Rs 1.51 billion in the Fiscal Year 2015/2016.

The organizers are expecting around 65,000 visitors and transactions worth around Rs 7.5 million during the four-day expo.

Nepal imported flower and flower-related products worth Rs 60 million in 2015/16, according to FAN.