Operators eye links with DFC

A leading Sri Lankan operator in the horticulture sector has been among the first group of entrants to the Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) and more from the public and private sector are keen to establish a regular link with the perishables transshipment facility in Dubai in order to expand their export base,DFC said in a […]


A leading Sri Lankan operator in the horticulture sector has been among the first group of entrants to the Dubai Flower Centre (DFC) and more from the public and private sector are keen to establish a regular link with the perishables transshipment facility in Dubai in order to expand their export base,DFC said in a statement.

While Ceylinco Foliage Export Ltd, producers, wholesalers and exporters of fresh quality foliage, plant material and accessories has already become a tenant at the DFC, Huejay Floriculture (PVT) LTD Company, which deals in flowers, has expressed interest in beingpart of the DFC growth story.

Ibrahim Ahli, marketing director of the DFC, said after a recent visit to Sri Lanka that officials and businessmen have expressed their keen desire to take advantage of DFC’s state-of-theartfacilities.

“The DFC, thanks to its location at the Dubai International Airport, serves more than 113 airlines offering easy access to more than 194 destinations. This comprehensive and quicker accessibility factor is largely unmatched by any other transhipment facility. The Sri Lankan operators want to tap this DFC advantage and cash in on the opportunity to increase their business potential,” Ahli added.

A mix of climatic conditions spread equally throughout the year is conducive to uninterrupted growth of plants in Sri Lanka. Thus businesses in the horticulture and floriculture sectors in Sri Lanka with their abundant supply of goods are keenly looking to reach markets beyond the region through the DFC.