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Govt to connect GAP chemical-free products with wholesale, retail markets

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The MoALI Union Minister makes an inspection tour around the Nga Moe Yeik dam yesterday.

It should promote the safety and environmental conservation of dams, distribution of dam water to the target acreage, dam water management and knowledge sharing programmes, said Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo during his visit to Nga Moe Yeik dam yesterday.
The Nga Moe Yeik dam constructed over Nga Moe Yeik creek near Phaunggyi Village of Hlegu Township in Yangon Region distributes more than 130 gallons of water to more than 30,000 acres of fields and city daily. During this rainy season, more than 35,000 acre-feet of water are stored in the dam. Moreover, the officials installed a 2 feet high wooden spillway and so the dam can store more than 20,000 acre-feet of water this year. Therefore, it can supply irrigation water to 4,000 acres of summer paddy. The Paunglin dam and Mahuyar dam which supply water to Nga Moe Yeik dam also store water in full this year and so many benefits can provide the livestock and breeding industries in Nga Moe Yeik dam water irrigated areas and greenery in Yangon.
Then, the Union Minister and party went to the organic vegetable garden of Sein Lan Cooperatives in Nyaung Hna Pin garden in Hmawbi Township and inspected the cultivation of GAP-certificated vegetables of 200 households of farmers who are members of Cooperatives.
Then, the Union Minister said the departmental officials provide proper techniques and link the farmers with wholesale and retail markets to increase the income of farmers as the numbers of consumers who emphasize safety and nutritious foods and the numbers of farmers who grow chemical-free GAP products are increasing. – MNA

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