Plans to prioritize production of threads and textiles at home: Senior General

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State Administration Council Chair PM Senior General Min Aung Hlaing presides over the coordination meeting to adopt step-by-step plans for the successful production of threads and textiles yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, hearing the report on the manufacturing of cotton seed oil.

Plans must be adopted step by step for the successful production of threads and textiles, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing delivered a speech emphasizing the development of cotton cultivation and thread and textile production at its coordination meeting at the SAC Chairman Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
Speaking at the meeting, the Senior General admitted that Myanmar is not capable of systematically producing cotton wool despite the cultivation of cotton plants. He estimated that if an acre yielded some 700 visses of cotton, 500,000 acres of cotton plantations across the nation would be able to produce some 30 yards of textiles for each citizen of the nation.
He highlighted that if the country can produce threads from raw cotton, the import volume of textiles can be reduced.
Then, he continued that it is necessary to invite private businesspersons to production chain as machines are required to produce threads with the use of raw cotton.
The Senior General stressed that Myanmar needs to operate cotton threads with the use of machines, creating jobs for people and oil mills that can manufacture cotton seed oil and feedstuffs.
He instructed all of them to produce cotton ginning machines at home, sell cotton wool at the domestic market, and arrange the production of textiles and advanced textile products.
Moreover, he noted that cotton can be used in the production of textile products, helping looms and garment factories manufacture products.
He stressed the need to manage agricultural techniques, inputs, and water supplies to boost the per-acre yield of cotton under the long-term plan, using A-grade cotton strains in cultivation at first for the development of cotton production and thread and garment industries.
The Senior General instructed those present to invite investments for the production of threads and textiles from cotton, adding the production of quality textiles at home, which will help develop garment industries and produce necessary clothes for the nation.
SAC member Lt-Gen Nyo Saw and Union ministers discussed the creation of employment opportunities based on the production of raw cotton at home, the ginning of cotton at State-owned and private factories, the ginning process of these factories used in foreign countries, the thread production process, import of raw materials abroad for production of threads, export of cotton, production of textiles by textile factories.
Also present at the meeting were Union Minister for Cooperatives and Rural Development U Hla Moe, Union Minister for Industry Dr Charlie Than, Union Minister for Commerce U Tun Ohn and officials. — MNA/TTA

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