MoALI to make Taninthayi region palm oil-based Myanmar oil pot

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Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo met with officials of Taninthayi Region Palm Oil Research Farms and researchers at the Perennial Plants Research and Technology Development Farm (Maliwen) on 14 November.
At the meeting, the Union Minister said that palm oil research projects play an important role in the development of palm crop production and therefore those research projects need to be strengthened. He said it is necessary to produce high-quality palm oil varieties, as well as to do competitive testing and proper application of fertilizers.
He urged researchers to keep an eye on international research findings as they focus on their work. Officials from the Hadsadin, Maliwen, Aww Gyi, Yaytagun research camps presented the ongoing research activities and requirements, and the Director of the Department of Agriculture’s Perennial Crops Division presented matters related to the implementation of the Cocoa and Coffee Research Project in the departmental oil palm plantations in Taninthayi Region.
Upon the presentations, the Union Minister said implementations are underway to make Taninthayi Region a big oil pot based on palm oil. He requested officials to work for the development of palm crop production, and for the distribution of high-quality, disease-resistant varieties and technologies in line with the region in order to increase the yield of high-quality oilseeds.
He also discussed the need for systematic arrangements for the distribution of technology with the model plantation of mixed crops, tropical crops, and horticultural crops. The Union Minister and party also inspected palm oil research activities and palm oil seedling nurseries. — MNA

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