Over 22 million euros to be spent on Myanmar aquaculture

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A fish jumps over a net as a boy works in a fish farm at Htantapin township, in Yangon on 18 February 2016.

A workshop for the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP), which is implemented by The Fishery Department and The Deutsche Gesellshaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), was held at Horizon Lake View Resort, Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
A Memorandum of Understanding between Myanmar and Germany on developmental cooperation was agreed upon, according to a speech delivered by Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu.
The GIZ, a German development agency that provides services in the field of international development cooperation. is implementing the activities to attain a better trade system among global countries including the countries in South East Asia, gain a sustainable market and effectuate development in trade, Dr. Aung Thu said.
Business software MYSAP is required to be implemented by the firm’s projects with the assistance of technical experts. In a bid to enhance aquaculture in Myanmar, getting the species which are suitable for the ecosystem of the regions and so, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation is cooperating with the international organizations, INGOs and NGOs in technology.
Ms. Delphine Sallard from the European Union and Ms. Petra Schill from the GIZ explained the development programmes which are being jointly conducted by Myanmar and Germany.
A total of 22.25 million euros will be spend on MYSAP, with technical and industrial materials supplies and the programme includes bilateral cooperation, technical cooperation, funding and agreements for implementation of the programme.
According to this programme, efforts will be exerted to reduce the poverty rate, fulfill the self consumption, improve getting access to nutrition and carry out the sustainable development activities for aquafarming in Sagaing Region, Rakhine State, Shan State and Ayeyawady Region.

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