"There will be Musang King, Black Thorn, D2, Kucing Tidur, and many other types of durians at prices guaranteed to be lower than market rates.
"We expect more than 20,000 durian lovers to seize this golden opportunity,” he said when contacted today.
Zulkepli Amin said apart from helping orchard owners to sell their produce, the programme also aims to provide lower-income groups the opportunity to enjoy the fruit at affordable prices, which is quite expensive in the market.
He said that there has been a bumper harvest of durians this year, including in Terengganu, but it is not a glut and the prices are still stable due to high demand from abroad.
"The durian season is not the same in all the states. For example, it is over in Pahang...but just starting in Terengganu. So we can send the fruits from here to Pahang and other states, including Selangor.
"The Federal Agricultural Marketing Authority (FAMA) also has a central durian processing facility, so we are not worried if there is a surplus or glut,” he said.
Source: BERNAMA News Agency