ISSN: 1391 - 0531
Sunday, October 15, 2006
Vol. 41 - No 20
Financial Times

Malwatte Valley Plantations wins prestigious award

The Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Netherlands has given Malwatte Valley Plantations Ltd. the “Holland Award” in recognition of the promotion of Sri Lankan-Dutch agribusiness partnerships.

Thomas Gerlach, Group Executive Director of Malwatte Valley Plantations Ltd. (left) and Arnold Parzer, Counsellor for Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality of the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands with the award.

The company said this award was made on the basis of countless efforts undertaken by Malwatte to promote Sri Lankan agricultural and horticultural produce in Holland (tea and flowers) as well as for the work it has done to grow and export Dutch flowers to international markets.

Malwatte Valley Plantations Ltd. has developed a close relationship with Dutch Horticultural Research Companies. These companies have developed specific new flower varieties through years of research and trials and Malwatte is one of the companies with whom they work closely to promote these varieties worldwide. “It is intended to add a further range of patented Dutch flowers to the present range in the near future,” the company said.

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