MoALI Union Minister joins 23rd Governing Council Meeting of CIRDAP

21 4 2022 sskm

Thailand hosted the 23rd Governing Council (GC-23) Meeting of the Center on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific (CIRDAP) virtually yesterday.
A Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo and Director-General U Kyaw Swe Lin of the Planning Department joined the meeting.
Thailand Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives Mr Alongkorn Polabutr read out the rural development programmes, achievements and challenges of CIRDAP in 2019-2021. They approved the suggestions of the 33rd meeting of the CIRDAP executive committee, discussed the cooperation works on rural development programmes in each country and set the time and place for the next meeting.
During the meeting, Union Minister U Tin Htut Oo said the country makes efforts in line with the policies of the State Administration Council on food security and the poverty gap between the rural and urban. The government also organized the Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development to conduct such measures. Primary vocational training such as agriculture and livestock breeding is being provided. It also constructs the rural road, arranges to ensure access to water and electricity to improve the socio-economic status of rural people in the respective fiscal year.
Moreover, he also exchanged views on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, recovery processes in the post-COVID-19 period and cooperation works with member countries to adopt the digital communication technology of CIRDAP.
The CIRDAP is housed in Dhaka of Bangladesh and now grown up with 15-member countries — Bangladesh, Myanmar, Laos, Nepal, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Viet Nam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Afghanistan, Iran, India, Fiji and Pakistan.
It is formed to cooperate between member countries in the rural development activities of the developing countries. The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation of Myanmar became its member in 1995.
All member countries except Afghanistan joined the virtual meeting. — MNA

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