Plan to open first-ever Fisheries Institute (Twantay) this December with admitting 44 trainees

Myanmar’s first-ever Fisheries Institute (Twantay) will be inaugurated this December with admitting 44 trainees, according to the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
The Fisheries Institute (Twantay), established near Zeebyugon Creek between Zeebyugon Village and Myagoe Village in Twantay Township, with K1,001.083 million from the Union budget in the financial year 2018-2019.
The institute will conduct a three-year diploma course in fisheries and aquaculture. For this year’s course, 44 trainees will be admitted, and those who have passed the matriculation examination will have to join the course.
In this course, the institute aims to produce skilled mid-level professionals for the improvement of fish and shrimp farming production in Myanmar and to primarily target to provide practical and theoretical training to the youths who are interested in aquaculture.
Moreover, the institute decided to conduct subjects on seawater environment, nature of water creatures and preservation of seawater resources to the youths who have passed matriculation examination to have the job opportunities in conformity with their skills, to develop the Myanmar’s fishery sector and turn out human resources who can participate in creation of new opportunities for livelihoods of farmers to improve rural regions.
More objectives of the institute are to enable the youths to understand natural environment, biological and ecological systems, water resources and production and utilization of water creatures with chemical contents and contribute to seawater fishery industry.
The government will provide K1,000 per day as stipend to students during the schooling days like other vocational training schools under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
Those who graduated from the institute will be appointed to the position of deputy assistant staff officer in the Department of Fisheries, as well as to employment in livestock companies.
Upon successful completion of the three-year course, a Diploma in Fisheries and Aquaculture certificate will be presented to them and the qualified students will be admitted to the BSc (Fisheries and Aquaculture) course at the Yangon University.—TWA/KZL

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