CAD to reserve 42 tonnes of palm oil in Natogyi

Emergency palm oil is stocked up to prevent shortage of the food for public in Natogyi.  Photo : Than Aung Zaw(IPRD)
Emergency palm oil is stocked up to prevent shortage of the food for public in Natogyi. Photo : Than Aung Zaw(IPRD)

The Consumer Affairs Department (CAD) will stock up 2,587 containers of palm oil weighing 42 tonnes at the sports ground in Natogyi town, according to the department. At present, the department has already stockpiled a total of 1,798 containers of palm oil weighing 29 tonnes starting from 30 July. Under the Mandalay regional government plan, the supervision teams for storage of palm oil were formed in townships and districts.
The emergency palm oil is stocked up to prevent shortage of the food for public if the outbreak of coronavirus is highly spread in the country.
Following the directives of the Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID, the Consumer Affairs Department will carry out the distribution of the oil under the regional government plan if there are shortages of food for the public or if there are rises high outbreak of coronavirus, according to the department. The supervision teams for the storage of palm oil is trying to stockpile a total of 2,587 containers of palm oil weighing 42 tonnes to distribute to the public in Natogyi in cooperation with the related ministries, Myanmar Oil Millers, Oil Entrepreneurs Association and merchant associations.
To ensure the self-sufficiency during the coronavirus pandemic, the government decided to spend K38 billion to purchase foodstuff (50,000 tonnes of rice and 12,000 tonnes of palm oil) as the emergency food reserves, said Union Minister Dr Than Myint of the Ministry of Commerce.
Myanmar has purchased adequate volume of rice for the national reserve and the purchase has temporarily halted, according to the Department of Consumer Affairs, under the Ministry of Commerce.—Than Aung Zaw(IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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