Chicken hatchling import at Myawady on Myanmar-Thailand border will be stopped from 3 August and effective actions will be taken against illegal imports it is learnt.
At an educational talk held about bird flu in Bayintnaung Market in Myawady on 1 August Dr Khine Soe Win of Myawady District Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department said, “Chicken hatchlings were legally imported for chicken farms before the current outbreak of bird flu.
The chicken hatchling providing companies were informed and after the final import on August 2, official imports will be stopped. There is no outbreak of bird flu in Kayin State and import from Thailand had a health certificate from Thailand’s Department of Livestock Development that includes information about the chicken farm and medications used. Furthermore, we use Rapid Test Kit and the chicken hatchlings are permitted to be imported only when the result is negative.”
He added that there is a matter of illegal import
of frozen and live chickens that will be handled by
effective seizures while talks will be held on flu prevention and bio-security in chicken farms.
Locals should not worry as announcements will be made when the flu is detected and if there is any unusual occurrences people should contact responsible persons and our department said Dr Khine Soe Win.
The educational talk was attended by head of Myawady District Livestock Breeding and Veterinary Department Dr Khine Soe Win, head of District Consumer Affairs Department U Thein Zaw and officials, district and township maternal and Child Welfare Association members, officials and shop owners of the market and local populace.
Htein Lin Aung (IPRD)