One of Thailand’s largest durian exporters has signed an agreement with a Chinese consortium. The latter hopes to buy 5,000 containers of fresh and frozen durian. The value of the fresh durian portion alone will likely reach 10 billion baht.
Deputy Agriculture and Cooperatives Minister Prapat Pothasuthon witnessed the signing of a cooperation agreement between Queen Frozen Fruit Co, Ltd and a consortium of Chinese state enterprises. The agreement pertains to the exportation of durian to China by Queen Frozen Fruit.
The Chinese consortium is buying 3,000 containers of fresh durian, worth 10 billion baht, along with 2,000 containers of frozen durian. The consortium of Chinese state enterprises has also expressed interest in buying betel nuts, seafood, rose apples and coconuts.
[ 100 baht = €2.80 ]