Dalat, HCMC plan flower exchange centres
Officials in the central highlands city of Dalat and in HCMC are planning to open two separate flower exchange centres in 2018.
In Dalat, the flower exchange centres will be at the end of the Mimosa Pass, about 10 km from the heart of the resort town, which is a trading hub for flowers and vegetables in Lam Dong province. It will occupy 16.6 ha and receive flowers from Dalat and surrounding areas for processing and transport to elsewhere. The centre will take orders from buyers and gather information from growers in order to finalise and sign purchase contracts, supported by technology. It will also deliver flowers to its counterpart in HCMC.
The flower exchange centre in HCMC will cover 14 ha at Binh Dien Market in District 8. Flowers will be delivered from the centre to smaller markets or florists upon request. Orders and payments will be handed over to the centre in Dalat in the next stage. The centres are modelled on the one at Ota Market in Tokyo.