Pyapon Township possesses large share of rice market

Pyapon, 30 Sept—Pyapon Township of Ayeyawady Region sends over 80,000 bags of rice to Yangon by ship, according to the Township Rice Merchants Association and Township Freight-handling Board. On 29 September, Chairman of Township Rice Merchants Association said that Pyapon Township has 172 small-scale rice mills that can mill 25,800 bags of rice daily. A total of 16 rice mills operate milling of 11,000 bags of rice daily.
The small rice mill can mill 20 baskets of paddy per day. The rice mills produce quality rice to be sent to Yangon and other major cities.
Secretary of Township Rice Millers Association U Thiha Aung explained about 1,700 workers are working at 172 small rice mills and 16 rice mills. As Pyapon Township has plenty of natural resources including marine products and paddy, local people hope for uplifting living standards.-Aung Win (Pyapon)

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