Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Speaker delivers speech at farmers’ affairs public conference

Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann visits booth of quality seeds of crops at Land Utilization Booth  in Pathein.—mna
Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann visits booth of quality seeds of crops at Land Utilization Booth in Pathein.—mna

Pathein, 15 Dec— Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann delivered a speech at the farmers’ affair public conference of over 5,000 peasant farmers from Pathein, Hinthada, Maubin and Labutta Districts in Ayeyawady Region held in Pathein on Monday.
Also present were Chief Minister of Ayeyawady Region U Thein Aung and members of region government, representatives of the region parliament and local peasant farmers.
In his speech, Thura U Shwe Mann said that as about 74 percent of the population of the region is farmers who not only grow crops but also breed fish and produce salt, the farmers’ affairs public conference was held in Pathein in the first place.
The law to protect and promote the interests of the farmers has been enacted and the law will enable farmers to gain access to more loans at longer term for repayment and supports, Thura U Shwe Mann added.
In conclusion, Thura U Shwe Mann said that the conference will lead to positive results and urged the participants to engage in active, positive and honest discussions in a transparent manner.
Then, the chief minister made a speech and participants put forward motions for promotion of farmers’ interest and agriculture, settlement of farmland disputes and bring about stability, the rule of law and development in the region with the strength of farmers.
After the discussions, the president of the conference announced the decisions and future tasks laid down by the conference.
Thura U Shwe Mann made the concluding remarks at the conference, urging the implementation of them with the coordination with the government.
On Sunday and Monday, Thura U Shwe Mann paid homage to abbots in Pathein and inspected the garment factory of Dong Long Pathein Garment Co Ltd in the industrial zone in Pathein before leaving for Yangon on Monday evening. MNA

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