Baku, Azerbaijan, June 28
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Iran needs $8 million to create a special terminal to export flowers and plants.
Jalal Ajayebi, Head of the Association of Iranian Flower and Plant Exporters Union, said the country faces many problems for exporting flowers and plants, Iran's IRNA news agency reported on June 28.
Creation of the flowers and plants export terminal started in 2006, he said, adding that if the required budget is provided, it will take around one year to inaugurate the terminal.
Being a vast land with varied climatic conditions, Iran is one of the largest producers of ornamental flowers in the world.
Iran ranks the 17th in the world in terms of the area under cultivation of ornamental flowers.
On May 22, Gholamhossein Soltan-Mohammadi, the head of Tehran Association of Flower and Plant Producers, said conditions for flower cultivation in Iran are better than in European nations, but they have modern greenhouses.
"If we intend to become the top country in flower and plant production, we should modernize greenhouses, promote the know-how of Iranian producers and recruit university graduates."