New Fisheries Institute to be established in Twantay Township, Yangon Region

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Union Minister for Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo addressed a coordination meeting for the establishment of a new Fisheries Institute yesterday.
“We are working to increase the number of advanced technicians and agriculture livestock-based vocational experts as an important task, and we will work to establish a new fisheries institute that is needed for the country,” the Union Minister said.
Deputy Minister Dr Aung Gyi, the Permanent Secretary and Director-General, Rector and Departmental officials also attended the coordination meeting.
“Myanmar has access to inland freshwater resources. Concerning the long coastline, it is necessary to focus on long-term sustainability and the benefit of the country in extracting fishery products.
”In carrying out these activities, research activities and human resource development play important roles. To meet the need of fish and shrimp farmers and develop model fish ponds, export promotion is expected,” the Union Minister added.
The Union Minister continued that he hoped to expand to the level of Fisheries University through fisheries institutes.
“The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is making efforts to upgrade fish farming training school as a Fisheries Institute in Twantay Township, Yangon Region.
The fisheries institute will produce skilled fish farming professionals to improve livestock production and provide job opportunities for young people who have passed the matriculation exam who are interested in fisheries.
”The aim is to raise the living standards of the rural people through scientific fish farming, and upon completion of the three-year course, a diploma will be awarded,” the Union Minister elaborated.
Plans to open a fisheries institute, schedules for practical and theoretical teaching, subjects to be introduced in the school, qualification tests for the trainees, training support for students, issues related to bridging universities for outstanding students and job creation for graduates were also discussed during the meeting. — MNA

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