Increased production of quality meat and fish through region-wise livestock farms will help people consume meat and fish at fair prices: Senior General

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State Administration Council Chairman Senior General Min Aung Hlaing is hearing the work progress reports at the Thilawa multiple agriculture and liverstock zone yesterday.

Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspected progress in implementing Thilawa multiple agriculture and livestock zone between Yangon River and Hmawwun Creek in Kyauktan Township of Yangon Region yesterday morning.
At the hall of the breeding zone, the Senior General heard reports on the progress of Thilawa multiple agriculture and livestock zone, 26th-mile multiple agriculture and livestock zone, and operating Shwemuyin fish farm in Twantay Township in cooperation with Silver Sea Livestock and Fishery Company Ltd, implementation of multiple agriculture and livestock zones and progress of work operations by officials.
In his response to the reports, the Senior General said that the agriculture and livestock zones in Yangon Region aim to ensure the food sufficiency of local people in the region. Efforts are being made to breed fish and duck at Thilawa multiple agriculture and livestock zone and Shwemuyin fish farm and oxen and dairy cows, pigs, poultry, and goats at the 26th-mile multiple agriculture and livestock zone in order to meet the livestock and fish demand of Yangon Region. The increased production of quality meat and fish through region-wise livestock farms will help the people consume meat and fish at fair prices with effectiveness to raising the consumption rate of meat and fish of the people. As such, the people will be healthy and fit. Consequently, they will be capable of operating the businesses for the development of the State. The Senior General stressed the need to sell livestock and fish in the market at fair prices so as to reduce the high prices of these products. Moreover, it is necessary to strive for exporting livestock and fish products to the foreign market. Arrangements should be made as a model for carrying out the long term livestock tasks. Research on hatching must be done for having necessary quality pedigree species for the livestock breeding sector. Fingerlings are released into rivers and creeks continuously for ensuring plentiful fish resources.
With regard to agriculture, it is necessary to conduct agricultural researches to obtain quality strains of crops so as to cultivate the high yield and quality paddy strains to be able to produce quality rice which is the primary staple food. Efforts must be made not only for meeting the local rice demand but also for importing rice to foreign countries. The Senior General stressed the need to collect the quality seeds of crops, systematically prepare the soils for cultivation, apply the correct agricultural methods and ensure the sufficiency of water. If so, farmers will have quality agricultural products. As such, it is necessary to continuously supply meat, fish and agricultural products not only to military families but also to the people at fair prices.
The Senior General inspected duck eggs from the duck farm from Multiple Agriculture and Livestock Zone, hatching of fingerlings, farming tasks of fish and breeding of duck at the livestock zone. —MNA

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