Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia’s Department of Agriculture (DAA) is set to establish a new fruit market in Manila in the Philippines, the Philippines News Agency (PNA) reported on Monday.
The DAA, a joint venture of the Department of Justice and the Department, is expected to start a fruit market to serve Filipino consumers on January 5, according to a statement issued by the DAA.
“The DAAA is keen to provide Filipino consumers with a reliable source of fresh fruit and vegetables and a more affordable alternative to imported produce,” the DAAA said in the statement.
The market, which will be run by a local company, will be located in the centre of the capital city.
It will offer local produce to local consumers.
The Department of Health (DOH) and the Philippine Agriculture Authority (PAA) will also run the market.
The announcement comes a day after the DHA and PAA issued a joint statement to announce the opening of the new market in the capital.
The markets, located in areas where there is a shortage of fruit and vegetable varieties, will provide consumers with fruits, vegetables and herbs, the statement said.