Government helps tea farmers and merchants: Deputy Minister

Dr Zaw Min Aung

The government is helping tea farmers by taking measures to export tea to Japan and display tea products at the ASEAN Food Show, Deputy Minister for Commerce Dr Pwint Hsan said in his response to a question at the Amyotha Hluttaw session on Wednesday.
In addition, the government formed a central body of tea farmers, tea producers and tea merchants, according to the deputy minister.
The government has established a tea market and it is necessary for the central body and the Association of Myanmar Fruit, Flowers and Vegetables Farmers, Manufacturers and Exporters to cooperate with local authorities for the stability of the tea market while the government offers necessary assistance, the deputy minister said.
Another question raised at the session was responded by Deputy Minister for Education Dr Zaw Min Aung, who said that transfers and promotion of teachers in basic education sector are being carried out in a transparent manner by announcing vacancies on notice boards at township, district and region/state education offices when application forms are invited for transfers and promotions.
Afterwards, a representative discussed the religion conversion bill and the speaker decided to discuss the bill at the next session.
The speaker reported to the Amyotha Hluttaw on measures taken by the government concerning the construction works that fall short of building standards.

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