State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspected the operations of the Myanmar Coffee Association and the PyinOoLwin Coffee Park yesterday.
First, the Senior General and party arrived at the Myanmar Coffee Association. They were welcomed by Patron of the Myanmar Coffee Association and Director of the Mandalay Coffee Group (MCG) U Ye Myint and other officials. At the briefing hall, they reported on the coffee plantation, coffee production processes, growing of coffee seedlings, coffee flavour and quality control activities and distribution processes in line with the grade with video clips.
Regarding the presentation, the Senior General said efforts must be made for the Myanmar coffee brand to be accepted and penetrate the world. The discussions were also held with the coffee entrepreneurs to develop the coffee industry before the Thingyan period. The ministry concerned the chief ministers of respective regions with coffee plantations, and coffee entrepreneurs organized an organization to form the coffee association. It will assist the entrepreneurs. There should be systematic production procedures and packaging systems to ensure quality coffee products. The government also expands the agriculture and livestock breeding institutes and colleges to develop the agriculture and livestock breeding sectors and human resources.
Agrochemicals such as fertilizers should be produced from the waste from breeding, natural fertilizer and manure from agriculture. It should be done successfully, and it can also increase the country’s revenue.
The officials should explain the coffee plantation to raise the public interest. The PyinOoLwin Coffee Park should provide the proper suggestions to the coffee entrepreneurs and support Myanmar coffee to penetrate the world market.
Then, the Senior General and party looked a round the test condition of coffee quality and taste in the laboratory and production processes of the Mandalay Coffee Group (MCG) factory.
The Senior General went to the Coffee Farm (Pwaytaung) to check the upgrade works into PyinOoLwin Coffee Park.
Director-General Dr Ye Tin Tun of the Agriculture Department presented the history of the Pwaytaung coffee farm, intentions of implementing PyinOoLwin Coffee Park, coffee species and quality grown on the farm and coffee techniques sharing programmes to be conducted with the Myanmar Coffee Association.
The Senior General also added that it should choose quality coffee that guarantees fair prices and interests of entrepreneurs and coffee farmers instead of growing various species of coffee. The officials should explain the coffee plantation to raise the public interest. The PyinOoLwin Coffee Park should provide the proper suggestions to the coffee entrepreneurs and support Myanmar coffee to penetrate the world market.
Then, the Senior General and party viewed around the PyinOoLwin Coffee Park. — MNA