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Bengaluru  rose exports  record high on Valentine Day

Bengaluru  rose exports  record high on Valentine Day

 Feb 14, 2018

With Bengaluru Urban and Rural districts known for a major producer of exportable floriculture, about 325 tonnes of roses in the forms of 5.2 million stems were exported to 36 destinations in 25 countries across the globe from Kempegowda International Airport here.

This is in comparison to 293 tonnes in the form of 4.7 million rose stems exported in the same period last year to 19 destinations in 15 countries, according to a release here on Wednesday.

According to Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL). the export was from February One to 14 and the Countries to which roses were exported include Malaysia, Kuwait, Singapore, Japan, USA, Lebanon, South Korea, Australia, UAE, UK, Qatar, Jordan, Denmark, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Oman, France, Indonesia, Belgium, Bahrain, Netherlands, New Zealand, Azerbaijan and Greece. 

"This year, we have witnessed a huge jump in the number of destinations to which roses have been exported. The number of countries is also substantially higher. While this has much to do with the quality of roses grown in the region, we believe that the increase in destinations is also due to our consistent focus on efficient handling and our efforts towards establishing the Bengaluru Airport as the singular gateway for cargo traffic. 

''We currently have seven dedicated freighter aircraft bays and facilities to handle a wide range of goods, including rose stems," said Hari Marar, MD & CEO, Bengaluru International Airport Limited (BIAL).

While 52,459 kgs of roses were exported to Malaysia, Kuwait and Singapore accounted for 39,341 and 31,615 kgs respectively, he added. 

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