Coffee, agri-produce from PRC’s Dehong introduced in Nay Pyi Taw

The ceremony to introduce coffee and agricultural products from Dehong prefecture took place yesterday at the MGallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw. The event was organized by the CPC Dehong Dai and Jingpo Prefectural Committee of Yunnan Province, the People’s Republic of China, and the Dehong Chambers of Commerce Myanmar Representative Office.
Union Ministers U Myint Naung and U Tun Ohn, along with Deputy Ministers Dr Tin Htut, Dr Myo Thant, and U Min Min, as well as the permanent secretary, departmental officials, personnel from the Chinese Embassy to Myanmar, the Secretary of CPC Dehong Dai and Jingpo Prefectural Committee of Yunnan Province, personnel from the Dehong Chambers of Commerce Myanmar Representative Office and coffee companies from Dehong attended the event.
Participating coffee companies from Dehong included Hou Gu Co Ltd, Yun Cha Wu Co Ltd, Hei Rou Co Ltd, and Yi Nuo Chun Co Ltd. These companies displayed and explained their coffees and agricultural products to the Union Ministers and other attendees.
The Secretary of CPC Dehong Dai and Jingpo Prefectural Committee also provided information about Dehong coffee and agricultural produce.
Union Minister for Commerce U Tun Ohn announced Myanmar’s ambition to enter the global coffee market and become a coffee-exporting country. He highlighted the establishment of a central body on 10 May 2022 for coffee value chain development and the formation of the Myanmar Coffee Export Promotion Task Force by relevant ministries and departments to promote Myanmar’s coffee globally, expand coffee plantations, and develop the coffee value chain.
Furthermore, the Union minister discussed drafting a roadmap and action plans for the development of the coffee industry, organizing excursion trips to ASEAN countries, proposing a project to establish a wholesale centre for coffee industry development, and the ongoing work of the working committee for promoting coffee export.
Additionally, the Union minister invited collaboration in knowledge and technique exchange with Myanmar coffee manufacturing entrepreneurs, noting that Dehong produces 95 per cent of coffee products in the PRC. At present, Dehong prefecture grows highland coffee plantations, whereas lowland coffee plantations were primarily cultivated before.
At the event, eight companies from Dehong displayed coffee seeds, coffee powder, instant coffee mix, and dried tea leaves. Union Minister U Tun Ohn also encouraged Dehong companies to participate in exhibitions alongside Myanmar private businesses. He expressed that the Myanmar Coffee Association will study the cultivation, plantation, production, and exporting of crops, including coffee, from China and collaborate in potential economic sectors with China.
Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation Dr Tin Htut provided an overview of coffee plantations, production, and export progress in Myanmar.
Afterwards, the group photos were taken, and the attendees enjoyed the dinner. — MNA/ TMT

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