Orchidmas seeks to bloom in Gulf countries by 2025


KUALA LUMPUR: Orchidmas International LLC, a subsidiary of Putrajaya-based Syarikat Orchidmas Sdn Bhd, aims to export Malaysian orchids to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi and Saudi Arabia by 2025.

Dubai Orchid Export Farm (LEOD) pilot project adviser Mohamad Nizam Malik said this target would depend on the success of the company’s export target to Dubai which is expected to start in August this year.

“We are targeting to achieve 25% of the total RM300 million floriculture products exported to Dubai annually. The LEOD project, which will commence production next month, is expected to send its first consignment to Dubai in August,” he said in a statement last Saturday.

Mohamad Nizam who is also head of the floriculture industry development unit of Malaysia’s Agriculture Department said, to-date, the first phase of LEOD involved three areas spanning 29.14 hectares in Linggi and Lukut in Negeri Sembilan and Sepang, Selangor.

Meanwhile, Khalid Ibrahim, secretary of the business and investment development division of the Agriculture and Food Security Ministry, said the first phase of the LEOD project is an initial effort to export orchids to the Gulf countries through Dubai.

“The farm which is equipped with high-technology equipment is projected to produce 3.88 million Mokara orchid cuts a year,” he said. — Bernama

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