SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services C-in-C (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win inspects military hospital, agriculture and livestock tasks in Bahtoo Station

Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, wife Daw Than Than Nwe, Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and the Eastern Command commander inspected the Tatmadaw hospital, agriculture and livestock works in Bahtoo Station yesterday.
First, the Vice-Senior General and party went to the military hospital in Bahtoo and comforted the monks, officers and other ranks, families and locals and provided them with foodstuffs.
Similarly, the Vice-Senior General and wife and party comforted the patients at the maternity and child ward and presented aid to them.
The Vice-Senior General and his wife donated cash awards for health staff from the hospital and cash donations for the hospital to the commandant.
At the briefing hall of the Defence Services (Army) Combat Training School (Bahtoo), the commandants of Defence Services (Army) Combat Training School (Bahtoo), Officers Training School (Bahtoo) and Tatmadaw (Army) Warrant Officers Training School reported on the training courses, implementation of four points for building military unit and reclamation of new farmlands.
Then, at the Livestock Breeding and Training Battalion, the Vice-Senior General and party inspected the 55 acres of model agriculture and livestock farms, seasonal crops and land substitute crops plantation, tissue-culture bananas cultivation in Green House, breeding of DYL pigs and breeding chickens with farm pond type and air-cooled system, raising beef cattle and dairy cattle.
During the inspection, he instructed them to carry out agriculture and livestock farming successfully, to sell the products at fairer prices to the military units, government employees and residents and to make efforts to be a model breeding zone and to conduct research on cow species.
He then talked about the production of good fruit and vegetable species and the selling of seeds at K500 per bag which is cheaper than about K2000 in market prices. He added that a chilli pepper plant produces about 10 ticals of chilli and a bag of chilli species can produce about 70 visses and one viss of chilli pepper can fetch about K7,000. Therefore, it will make a profit of over K400,000 after deducting the production costs. The families of Bahtoo station can make extra income from their manageable scale of farming.
The Vice-Senior General and party visited the Paungsee Farm (Bahtoo San) at Tatmadaw (Army) Combat Training School (Bahtoo) and inspected the new farmlands with the help of the Irrigation and Water Utilization Management Department, one acre of potato and eight acres of summer paddy cultivation.
They then inspected the breeding processes at the Paungsee Farm of Defence Services (Army) Officers Training School (Bahtoo) and Warrant Officers Training School. — MNA/KTZH

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