Hanoi authorities will continue their support for the capital’s floral industry by approving the 170 hectare expansion of land used for planting flowers that are of high economic value.

The sector has helped residents in rural areas with high income, from 260-300 million VND (12,220-14,100 USD) per hectare per year, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

High-quality flowers such as roses and orchids bring in much higher income for local cultivators than other types – as much as 1.2 billion VND (56,400 USD) per hectare on an annual basis.

Agriculture experts said the city has many advantages to develop the industry, including the abundance of experienced flower manufacturers and support from flower research agencies.

Exchanges between domestic and foreign businesses in the field also help create new varieties of flowers that fetch high economic value on the market, they said.

Hanoi is a big flower consumption market with many renowned flower villages such as Tay Ho, Quang Ba, Ngoc Ha, Nhat Tan and Tay Tuu.-VNA