Sagaing Region provides nearly 700,000 rice sacks to other regions in under three months

Sagaing Region distributed a total of 697,600 rice sacks (34,880 tonnes) to other regions including big cities like Yangon, Mandalay, and Nay Pyi Taw beyond self-sufficiency in the nearly past three months.
The Shwebo, Kalay, Katha and Kanbalu areas in Sagaing Region supplied 235,500 rice sacks (11,775 tonnes) to various regions including 61,000 rice sacks to Yangon and 107,570 to Mandalay in July, 87,400 rice sacks (14,370 tonnes) to various regions including 72,500 sacks to Yangon and 137,800 to Mandalay in August, and 174,700 sacks (8,735 tonnes) to various regions including 53,000 sacks to Yangon and 70,600 to Mandalay as of the third week of September respectively.
Pawsan paddy fetched K3.7 million per 100 baskets in the third week of September in Shwebo township, while high-grade Pawsan rice was priced at K125,000 per sack.
The price of Pawsan rice in Monywa decreased to K125,000 per sack in the third week of September from K150,000 in the first week of September. Similarly, the paddy prices also dropped to K3.2 million per 100 baskets from K3.7 million in the past three weeks in Monywa city.
Before the 2010s, the region had to depend on other areas for rice security. At present, the region can supply rice to other areas beyond self-sufficiency. More than 200,000 rice sacks are sent to various regions on average.
The price of high-grade Pawsan rice from the Shwebo area is estimated at K125,000 per sack at the Wahdan rice wholesale centre, while Pawsan rice from delta regions is priced around K100,000 per sack, U Kyaw, a trader involved in Bayintnaung rice depot, told The Global New Light of Myanmar. — TWA/KK

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