Mon State set to produce 47,000 tonnes of salt next year

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Labourers and salt farmers seen in production of sun-dried salt at vast salt farms in Mon State.

During the next year’s salt production season in Mon State, approximately 47,000 tonnes of salt are expected to be produced from 90 salt farms, according to the Mon State Salt Division.
The salt production season starts in December every year and if it rains in April, the production of salt is temporarily suspended. If there is no rain, people work on salt production until the end of May.
The farmers of the salt industry will benefit if there is more salt production and a firm price. At present, a viss of coarse salt is about K150.
Export of coarse salt was exported to Myeik and Dawei of Taninthayi Region as well as Mandalay Region. Instead of coarse salt, fine salt is mostly exported to Mandalay Region.
The salt produced in Mon State is being exported, and 20 tonnes of coarse salt samples from Thanbyuzayat Township were initially exported to Japan on test, in August and preparations are being made to export 40 tonnes to South Korea.
Last year, 89 salt farms were producing sun-dried salt in Mon State, and this year, people are working to increase the production of salt from 90 farms. — Tha Nge (Mudon)/KZL

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