Salt produced in Mon State fetches good price in 2023

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Workers are pictured harvesting dried salt at the salt farm.

The salt produced in Mon State is fetching a good price in the salt market this year, according to U Khin Win, Deputy Director of the Salt Industry Department (Mon State) under the Mining Department.
More than 4,200 acres of salt farms are seen in the entire Mon state, and around 70 salt farmers work from September to May. The best season for salt production is March and April.
“In Mon State, we can say that the salt yield has reached 100 per cent in 2023. Each salt field can produce about 500 tonnes of salt per year. It is not more than that. The size of the salt field may be large or small. This year, the season for salt production is not bad, and because the price is good, the salt farmers are getting the profit they deserv,” said U Khin Win.
In the domestic salt market this year, one viss of raw salt reached K145 in early June, K170 in early July, K180 in mid-July, K185 in early August and K220 starting from the second week of September.
Salt is mainly produced in Panga Village, Karuppi Village, Setse Village and Kyaikkhami of Thanbyuzayat Township, Htanbin Chaung Village of Paung Township, Palaikee Village of Ye Township and Bilin Township.
Coarse salt is mostly used in Mon State, and the surplus salt is mainly exported to fish markets in the Mandalay Region, Yangon Region and Taninthayi Region.
In addition, the coarse salt produced in Mon State is processed into fine salt and exported to Sagaing Region, Chin State and Kachin State through Mandalay Region. — ASH/KZL

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