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Harvested sugarcane from two districts sent directly to sugar mills in Mandalay

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The department has completed more than 20,000 acres of sugarcane plantations in Mandalay and PyinOoLwin districts and over 4,000 have been harvested. That harvested sugarcane was delivered directly to Great Wall and Maunggon sugar mills in the region.

In a bid to minimize post-harvest losses, the harvested sugarcane in two districts, Mandalay Region is brought directly to sugar mills, the Mandalay Region Agriculture Department stated.
The department has completed more than 20,000 acres of sugarcane plantations in Mandalay and PyinOoLwin districts and over 4,000 have been harvested. That harvested sugarcane was delivered directly to Great Wall and Maunggon sugar mills in the region.
The sugarcane produced in Thabeikkyin Township is conveyed to Great Wall Wilmar Holdings. The sugar plans commenced running from the first week of January, said Daw Khaing Mo Mo Zin, deputy staff officer of the regional Agriculture Department.
“It is the harvest season of sugarcane. The growers have already connected to the sugar processing mills. The department is providing technical assistance for post-harvest quality management to the growers to reduce the post-harvest losses and increase their incomes. The harvest season will end in February and March”, she explained.
The sugarcane sowing acreages accounted for 240 in Patheingyi, 1,858 in Madaya, 7,465 in Singu, 5,216 in Thabeikkyin and 10,446 in Tagaung, totalling 25,225 acres in two districts. A total of 18 high-yielding sugarcane varieties and local origins has been cultivated in the region. — Min Htet Aung (Mandalay Sub-Printing House)/GNLM

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