Japanese company to purchase 1,200 tons of Seintalone mangoes

A shopkeeper selling mangoes in a bazaar in Mandalay.  Photo: Than Zaw Min (IPRD)
A shopkeeper selling mangoes in a bazaar in Mandalay.  Photo: Than Zaw Min (IPRD)

A Japanese company named YUKIOK Myanmar Co. Ltd has been signing contracts to buy 1,200 tons of Seintalone from mango growers in this season, said Secretary U Kyaw Soe Naing of Myanmar Mango Market and Technology Development Association (MMMTDA).
The YUKIOK Myanmar Co. Ltd has met with the mango-growing farmers across the country and signed contracts to purchase the mangoes, which will yield in the season of this year.
“They have entered into contracts to buy the mangoes that will yield in May. They will purchase around 1,200 tons of Seintalone mangoes. It’s a piece of good news and good opportunities for the mango growers. They will establish a factory in Yangon and manufacture mango pastes to be exported to foreign countries. They have signed a contract with the local mango growers from Myaung Thit village, Madaya Township, Mandalay Region in March. They’re also going to sign the contracts with mango-growing farmers from Nyaung Pin Wun from Sagaing Region and Kyaukse town. They are planning to make new agreements with mango growers from other regions. This is a chance for the countries to have a taste of Myanmar mango,” said U Kyaw Soe Naing.
The company will set the price depending on the size of the Seintalone mango. They have offered to sell the mangoes of 200 gm to 250 gm for K 450,000, 251 gm to 300 gm for K 480,000, 301 gm to 380 gm for K 630,000, 381 gm to 450 gm for K 810,000 and above 451 gm for K 900,000.
This year, the mango growers do not need to put the mangoes in the plastic bags, which will cut the labour charges and cost of plastic bags. Myanmar mangoes are primarily shipped to China. So, mango growers are now preparing to export mangoes to China market as well. We are glad that the Japanese company is offering to buy the mangoes and it has become one of the export markets for the local mango growers, he added.
The mango growers need to grasp their opportunities by doing the right way. It can be of benefit to the Myanmar mango market. Now, the Japanese company offered to purchase the mangoes and the local mango growers should sell only the quality fruits. If their fruits are not export-quality ones, they will be hard to find the market for the next season, said the secretary of MMMTDA.
In Myanmar mango market, Seintalone, Shwe Hin Thar, Yin Gwe and Padamyar Nga Mauk are highly demanded from foreign countries. Mango plantations cover 250,000 acres of land across Myanmar. —Than Zaw Min (IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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