Korean govt donates 53 tonnes of rice to people in Kayin State during pandemic period

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Kayin State Minister for Agriculture, and Irrigation U Saw Myint Oo receives 53-tonne rice donation from the ROK. Photo : Nay Myo Lwin (IPRD)

The Republic of Korea government donated 53 tonnes of rice to the people from Kayin State under the ASEAN Plus Three Emergency Rice Reserve (APTERR) programme as they are suffering during the pandemic period.
The Agriculture Department in Kayin State handed over 1,325 bags of rice weighing 53 tonnes donated by the Korean government to Kayin State government in the State Agriculture Department meeting hall on 15 December.
At the ceremony, U Saw Myint Oo, the Minister for Agriculture, and Irrigation of Kayin State gave the opening remarks. Next, U Than Htike, the Director from the State Agriculture Department explained the donation of the rice and organization chart of APTERR.
Then, about 53 tonnes of rice were handed over to U Saw Myint Oo, the State Minister on behalf of the state government. The rice bags were kept in Development Committee’s hall located in Ward 5, Hpa-an Township and will be distributed to the residents from the townships in Kayin State. —Nay Myo Lwin (IPRD) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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