Malaysia: Council seeks land for growing chrysanthemums

The Agriculture and Food Industry Ministry should consider to initiate a "One District One Plant" programme that could contribute to the State's economic growth as well as the national level.

National Chairman of BIMP-EAGA Business Council (BEBC) Datuk Roselan J Mohamed who proposed this said a plantation of Chrysanthemum in Kundasang, Ranau which he suggested over the past few years has been controlling the world exports of Chrysanthemum to Japan at a whopping 59 per cent.

"We are very fortunate that we have direct flight connections to Japan, twice a week, which puts us as a qualifier to plant this National flower of Japan.

"We are hoping that the Chief Minister can allocate BEBC with 20 acres to spearhead this programme.

"This planting is not about competition but merely to establish Malaysia's position to secure a higher percentage in our exports to Japan and elsewhere," he said in a statement.

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