The 13th Godavari Flower Expo kicked off Friday at Jawalakhel Football Ground in Lalitpur. The four-day exhibition is organized by Floriculture Association Nepal (FAN) targeting Tihar, the second biggest festival of Nepal.
The slogan for this year's expo is “Ropera Phool Godavari, Sajau Ghar Aagan Waripari” (Plant Chrysanthemum, decorate your houses, gardens and surroundings). The motive of Godavari Flower Exhibition is to promote floriculture business and increase the production of flowers in Nepal by creating a competitive environment among the flower entrepreneurs.
The event was inaugurated by Chakrapani Khanal, Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development. “There is good business in the sector of floriculture. But it is not being developed according to our expectations. We need to increase investment and come up with appropriate plans to promote this sector,” he said, “For promotion of floriculture, we need concerned bodies in all seven provinces.”