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TAIWAN : International mango festival kicks off in Tainan

2015/06/27 18:49:58

Taipei, June 27 (CNA) The month-long International Mango Festival kicked off Saturday in Tainan, southern Taiwan.

At one of the major venues of the festival -- Tsou Ma Lai Farm (走馬瀨農場) -- people were lining up for a cup of mango ice.

Tainan Mayor Lai Ching-te (賴清德) said at the festival that Tainan has around 6,580 hectares, or 54 percent of the nation's total mango area, given over to the fruit.

In terms of mango planting areas and production volume, Tainan is the biggest, Lai said. Thanks to the plum rains in May, production has increased by 10 percent over last year to reach 82,000 metric tons.

The Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) said there have been 33 overseas large-scale mango buyers over the past two years, creating business opportunities worth US$3 million.

Nineteen traders from nine countries, including Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Indonesia, Hong Kong, South Korea, China and Bahrain, as well as the United Arab Emirates, have come to Tainan this year to discuss the purchase of mangoes both fresh and processed, TAITRA said.

The Tainan city government said the municipality's Irwin mangoes mostly go to Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and China, with total exports amounting to around 6,438 metric tons and a production value of NT$520 million (US$16,77 million) last year.

(By Chang Jung-hiang and Lilian Wu)

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