MoI Union Minister makes inspection tours in Ayeyawady Region

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Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn, accompanied by Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Tin Maung Win on Saturday inspected the Community Centre construction site in Pantanaw Township, monsoon paddy harvesting processes in Kyaunggon Township and comforted the MSMEs in Pathein Industrial City Project following the instruction of the Prime Minister.
On arrival at the Pantanaw Community Centre construction site began in early October on the Yangon-Pathein Road, the project in charge briefed the construction.
The two-storey Community Centre is constructed using K582.6 million of the State budget and is to be completed in March 2023.
The Union minister and the chief minister then went to a 50-acre model commercial Sin Thukha paddy field of 2022-2023 in Kyaunggon Township and the regional agricultural department head explained the paddy seedlings production and usage of green manure and harvesting processes.
There are 118,016 acres of monsoon paddy in Kyaunggon Township and the model field produces an average of 115 baskets of paddy (dried) per acre.
At noon, Pathein Industrial City Project Vice-Chairman U Soe Thura clarified the project proposal, progress and completion, ongoing processes and proper assistance at the meeting hall.
Then, the Union minister said Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing instructed that the MSMEs should penetrate the global economy not making efforts only for their regions. For power needs, it can generate by using solar and wind and it will meet the needs by installing in each factory or industrial zone as well as selling to the National Grid of the government. It should make efforts through coordination to the challenges in overcoming them.
Then, the regional chief minister talked about the prioritized rice and paddy industries, and direct rice export via Pathein Industrial City Project to save expenses and make profits.
Afterwards, the Union minister and party visited the garment factory of Vent Dest Pathein Co Ltd which is operating with about 800 local workers and exporting quality garments to European countries.
When they arrived at the Ayeya Hintha Rice Mill, the officials reported on the rice production using a 500 kVA transformer employing about 50 employees, 75,000 tonnes of rice exported to the EU, African countries, China and the local market in 2021-2022, the expectation to export between 150,000 and 200,000 tonnes of rice to EU, African countries, China and other countries, 20,000 tonnes to Bangladesh and distribute 25,000 tonnes in the local market, and explained the preparations for temporary jetty where exports rice to Bangladesh directly.
The Union minister and party then went to the Shwesar Pathein Umbrella workshop that operated in 1942, Nay Min Private Salt Factory, Shwemyinpyan Halawa Factory which runs with 30 workers and distributes products from nine major places across the nation and No (5) Fertilizer Factory that produces about 500 tonnes of urea in Pathein Township.
The Union minister watched the performance of the match (7) of Group (d) of “Tu Shin Hnwal Pyaw Gita Pwal Taw” singing contest Season 2 at MRTV in Yangon and cordially greeted the artistes on Friday night. — MNA

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