KUALA TERENGGANU: The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (Fama) in Terengganu will be putting about 20 metric tonnes of durians on sale under its Jualan Anak Beranak 2.0 programme in August.
Its director Fauzi Mohamad said through this programme, Fama will be buying various types of durians from durian sellers in Besut and Setiu as well as Kelantan, to be sold at affordable prices to the public.”However, the prices have not been finalised because they tend to fluctuate.”We can assure that kampung durians will be sold at not more than RM10 per kg or maybe per fruit.
“We are promoting this programme now to alert the public,” he said at a Hari Raya Aidilfitri celebration organised by Terengganu Fama here.
Besides durians, visitors will also be able to buy local fruits such as mangosteens and rambutans at much cheaper prices.
Last year, Fama sold kampung durians at RM6 to RM8 per kg compared to the market price of RM8 to RM10, while mangosteens and rambutans were sold at RM10 for 3kg compared to the market price of RM5 per kg.
About 10 tonnes of durians were sold out in less than two hours of the opening of Jualan Anak Beranak last year. — Bernama
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