Minister of Plantation Industries Dr. Romesh Pathirana:

Sri Lanka hopes to open new export market in Hainan Province

According to Minister of Plantation Industries Dr. Romesh Pathirana, Sri Lanka is looking at opening up a new export market for local fruit and vegetables in China’s Hainan Province. Dr. Pathirana said that Hainan Province has a huge market and due to this there is potential to export local fruit and vegetables to the region.

The Minister said that they are also seeking Hainan Province assistance to increase local agriculture sector productivity and also are seeking their assistance to reduce post-harvest losses and improve on the packaging sector. He also recalled the close Indo China relations of which are over several centuries old and also said that they increased after Sri Lanka gained independence.


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