Manufacturers urged to seek ways for commercial-scale manufacturing of products, penetrate local and foreign markets

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Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo views quality Murta mats.

Encouragement should be given to increase yields of quality agriculture and livestock products and sell value-added products with the aim of developing the rural areas, creating job opportunities for local people and enhancing the living standard of local people, said Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo on 8 May morning.
In meeting with officials and members of Pan Ayeya industrial cooperative society at the mat workshop in Pantanaw Township in the morning, the Union minister noted that all stakeholders in a chain of production need to seek the ways and means for manufacturing the products which are symbols of respective regions on a commercial scale and for penetrating the local and foreign markets.
The Union Minister invited those of the society to seek technical assistance from the Agriculture Department and Small-scale Industries Department to produce Murta mats.
While in Pantanaw Township, the Union Minister visited Global Earth agriculture and fish value-added production public Company Ltd and viewed hatching of fingerlings, breeding of fingerlings in steel tanks and production processes, operation of fish meal factory, cold storage and value-added fish product factories and advanced staff housings. The company appointed more than 10,000 labourers in its production lines.
The Union Minister also met with officials from Myanmar Fisheries Federation and finished fish producers and discussed local food sufficiency, the requirement of agricultural inputs and fish research in cooperation with local and foreign companies and the MFF.
In the evening, the Union Minister inspected the water collection tank and filtering tank at the Pathein water supply project in Mayanchaung. Upon completion, the project will supply 4.5 million gallons of drinking water to the local people of Pathein urban area per day. So far, the project has completed by 86 per cent. — MNA

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