Japanese company eyes Myanmar flower industry

floewr1 Colorful flower bouquets for sale at the wholesale market. Photo Aye Min Soe copy
Colourful flower bouquets for sale at the wholesale market.  Photo: Aye Min Soe

A Japanese company is investigating the potential of Myanmar flower exports to Japan, according to yesterday’s edition of the Myawady Daily newspaper.
Francis Takuto Inchihara, a manager at Life Plus Myanmar Inc.of Japan and a director from ASG Bancrop Myanmar Limited met with the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Planters and Exporters Association (MFVP) last week to discuss the potential for flower exports to Japan. Under the proposal, the Japanese company would provide financing, technical assistance, training and other inputs for Myanmar growers. The parties also discussed the export potential of Myanmar fruits and vegetables to Japan, especially mangoes. No deal has been struck yet.­

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