MoALI Union Minister inspects Pyinmana Institute of Agriculture

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Union Minister U Tin Htut Oo presents rice and foodstuft to faculty members of Pyinmana Institute of Agriculture.

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo met with the principal and faculty members together with administrative staff at the golden jubilee hall of the Institute of Agriculture in Pyinmana yesterday.
Afterwards, the Union Minister inspected the campus of the institute and observed the cleanliness of the environment and the preservation of the nearly 100-year-old ancient buildings built in 1924.
Next, the Union Minister discussed upgrading of libraries of institutes, and library network accessible of the University of Agriculture and University of Veterinary Science as well as same institutes for exchange of knowledge.
The Union Minister also focused on the need to encourage self-employment and subsistence farming in staff housing to provide nutrition and family income, and the completion of construction meeting set standards for staff housings.
After that, the Union Minister and party inspected the livestock education classroom, and construction sites of laboratory and training facilities. They also visited the model GAP vegetable farm.
There are 15 institutes of agriculture in various regions and states in addition to University of Agriculture and University of Veterinary Science.
Those institutes extend the livestock diploma courses from the start of this academic year to provide vocational training needed in the livestock sector. A plan is underway to conduct the diploma courses in industrial agriculture. —MNA

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