Mekong-Lancang Project’s Data Centre launched in Myanmar

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The MoALI Union Minister and dignitaries take the documentary group photo at the event.

The opening ceremony of the Mekong-Lancang Project’s Data Centre for projects implemented under the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund (2018) was organized in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
The ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo, Deputy Minister Dr Aung Gyi, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman U Tin Oo Lwin, Council Member Col Min Naung, Dr Zheng Zhihong, Charge d’affaires of Chinese Embassy to Myanmar and departmental officials.
Speaking at the event, the Union minister said the Mekong-Lancang Project’s Data Centre will be connected for projects data and index of agriculture, livestock, marine industry, farming and rural sectors through an information exchange corridor among Mekong-Lancang regions.
The centre staff should draft the framework for capacity building and communication systems among the countries. The data centre can improve the habit and experiences in compiling, making lists and evolution of data on food production in Myanmar and strengthen the interconnection between countries.
Then, Mr Zhen made a greeting speech and the vice-chairman of the Coordination Team of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Project (2018) presented the ongoing project sectors.
The director-general of the Department of Agricultural Farmland Management and Statistics reported on the establishment of a corridor for agricultural and rural statistics to support the food security, data review and index being conducted by MLC Special Fund (2018).
Then, the Union minister, Mr Zhen and the director-general exchanged gifts.
Afterwards, the Union minister, the Nay Pyi Taw Council chairman, Mr Zhen and officials cut the ribbon and pressed the electric button to inaugurate the Mekong-Lancang Project’s Data Centre.
Officials also sprinkled scented water on the bronze signboard of the data centre and viewed around the centre.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is implementing 31 projects under Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund which is established based on mutual respect, trust, equality and understanding among Mekong-Lancang countries including Myanmar, China, Cambodia, Laos, Viet Nam and Thailand along the Mekong River, and the Mekong-Lancang Project’s Data Centre opened yesterday was part of the project. — MNA

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