Over 30 Tet flower fairs open in HCM City

Published:  06:06 Wednesday - January 26, 2011

Over 30 Tet flower fairs open in HCM City

More than 30 Tet flower fairs began in Ho Chi Minh City on January 26 to meet the local demand for the occasion of the Lunar New Year festival.

Apart from the three main locations organised by the city in 23/9, Le Van Tam and Gia Dinh Parks, many other districts held Tet flower fairs for local demand.

In HCM City’s district 7, the fair opened at a semicircle lake in the Phu My Hung urban area with an area of 70,000sq.m, displaying 500 booths. Cu Chi district also opened a flower fair in Trung An commune’s trade village with an area of 1 hectare with 500 stalls.

Popular kinds of flowers, including yellow apricots, peach, chrysanthemum, orchids and sunflowers were all on display.

The price of the yellow apricot this year was VND100,000-300,000 per tree higher than 2010, and a small flowerpot fluctuated around VND700,000-1,000,000 per tree.

According to flower garden representatives, flower prices increased by 10-15 percent compared to the same period in 2010.

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