"Ornamental bromeliads to help boost Malaysian pineapple industry"

The ornamental pineapples (bromeliads) can help boost the pineapple industry in Malaysia, said Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Sim Tze Tzin.

He said the ornamental bromeliads entrepreneurs could generate a lucrative income due to the plants high value, on par with orchids and other popular ornamental plants and flowers.

“Looking at the potential, the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based Industry (MoA) through the Malaysian Pineapple Industry Board (LPNM) is ready to assist local authorities and stakeholders to include ornamental pineapples as the decorative plants at the country’s entry points such as airports, townships, residential areas as well as at public and recreational parks.

“At the same time, we want the foreign and local tourists to know that ornamental pineapples are available in our country,” said Sim, who is also the Bayan Baru MP.

Read more at Malay Mail

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