Commerce joins hands with entrepreneurs to organize a durian festival.

Bangkok, April 28-Department of Internal Trade Ministry of Commerce join hands with entrepreneurs to organize a durian festival Buffet Durian Help support durian farmers, targeting 77,800 tons

Mr. Wattanasak Sueaiam, Director-General of the Department of Internal Trade Traveled to preside over the opening ceremony of the durian festival "Let's Do Rian, delicious, sweet, oily, no need to be excited" at Lotus Department Store, Ramintra branch. which the operator together with the Department of Internal Trade The Ministry of Commerce organized this event by purchasing more than 3 million kilograms of durians from farmers in a variety of varieties, including Chanthaburi durian, Monthong durian, Southern Monthong durian, great fortune, volcano durian. come in rotation for consumers to have access to high-quality, export-grade durian at a good price And there are special promotions. In addition, there is also a durian buffet event in 33 branches to spread access to quality durian for people across the country. with durian cafes in 39 branches of Lotus, targeting tourist cities You can taste the delicious taste of quality durian from today. At every Lotus branch nationwide and Lotus's SMART App

while the Department of Internal Trade and Siam Paragon Shopping Center Jointly organize the event "SIAM PARAGON TROPICAL FRUIT PARADE 2023" (Siam Paragon Tropical Fruit Parade 2023), a parade of premium Thai fruits. From more than 17 direct producers across the country The end of the summer fruit season, highlighted "Durian Buffet" with various varieties of durian such as Monthong, Gibbons, Puangmanee, Nok Yiab, and Kan Yao, as well as seasonal fruits. Ready to sell rare durians, debuting for the first time "Musan King-Monthong durian" that combines Musan King and Monthong durians. It has a sweet, fragrant taste, smooth texture, and a unique smell. Including fresh fruits and many more processed fruit products, including more than 100 types, from April 26 to May 3, 2023 at Park Paragon, Siam Paragon Shopping Center.

Director General Department of Internal Trade revealed that this consumption campaign It is part of the Food Festival 2023 project under the fruit management measures of the year 2023, which joins the project in 5 department stores, setting a price of 77,800 tons. Currently, all department stores have bought a total of 45,000 tons. For this year's durian price is good, price 150 baht / kg higher than last year It was found that it received attention from Thai people and foreign tourists. While this year's exports are still growing. The main export market is still China. and is also preparing to expand into new markets abroad While other fruits have good prices, such as mangosteen, 110 baht / kg, however, for fruit production in Thailand throughout this year will increase by 5%, but climate factors may affect the output somewhat. The domestic consumption target is set at 7 hundred thousand tons, which will help support the price of produce well throughout the season.-Thai News Agency

Source: Thai News Agency