Watermelon exports from Reedhorda Town market have increased, as they are fetching a good price in the town, which is on the Myanmar-India border.
“We export watermelons from around Kalay Township, Sagaing Region. The price of watermelons in Reedhorda Township is between Ks2,500 and Ks4,000, depending on the size of the fruit. Watermelons sell well in the summer season,” said a watermelon trader.
Kalay Township sends some five vehicles with watermelons daily to Reedhorda. Myanmar’s watermelons are consumed not only in the country but also exported to Aizawl in Mizoram state of India.
The price of Myanmar watermelons in India is between Rs150 and Rs200.