Enhancing agri & livestock activities in Yangon Region through fieldwork

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Deputy Minister Dr Aung Gyi looks into conditions of fish hatcheries, and methods of fish farming in Yangon Region.

Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, and Irrigation Dr Aung Gyi inspected goods storage facilities at the central depot in Nwekhwe, Mingaladon Township. Kaungkin Company, Gon Hein Thit Company, Hexagon Company, Farm Power Company Ltd, and Golden Key Company Ltd lease the depots. These companies hold leases for the Nwekhwe central storage station in Mingaladon Township.
The deputy minister proceeded to Hlawga and assessed the experimental hatching of new domestic and foreign fish varieties at the fish farm. He also evaluated research on rare regional fish species, conditions of fish hatcheries, and methods of fish farming. Discussions focused on surpassing annual fish hatchery production targets, conducting continuous fish injection clinical courses, ensuring surplus fish food, and conserving rare local fish species. Emphasis was placed on government management strategies for the sustainable exploitation of fish resources, including releasing fingerling into natural waters and commercial breeding.
Subsequently, the deputy minister visited First Golden Dragon Construction Company Limited, which operates on land owned by the Department of Fisheries in Insein Township. He examined the ongoing project, assessed plans, and inspected the areas designated for constructing a fishing trawler port and the road.
In the evening, a meeting was held with regional agriculture authorities at the meeting hall of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department. Discussions centred around local surplus food security, expanding the cultivation of monsoon and summer paddy, diversifying the cultivation of various peas to achieve target yields, ensuring an adequate supply of oils for local consumption, and expanding the cultivation of sesame and winter peanuts. — MNA/TRKM

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