Systematic fish farming must be implemented across the nation for all the people to consume fish at reduced prices: Senior General


Livestock farm contributes much to the development of the nation, said State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in inspecting the work process of Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co Ltd in Pantanaw Township of Ayeyawady Region yesterday afternoon.
At the briefing hall, Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co Ltd Chairman U Htay Myint reported on the implementation of fish farming-based industrial business, operation of agriculture and livestock-based industrial businesses, smart hatchery and nursery process, smart grow-out farm, construction of feedstuff factory meeting standards, seafood processing and cold storage plant, installation of machinery, construction of staff housing, offices, roads and bridges, biomass power plant, plans to produce fertilizers and pesticides, fish product production, job opportunities and staff capacity building, and needs of extending the project period.
Regarding the clarifications, the Senior General stressed the need to encourage manufacturing and industries based on agriculture and livestock farms. The government adopted two national objectives – the prosperity of the nation and food sufficiency. It is necessary to sufficiently produce meat and fish at fair prices for people from all walks of life. Systematic fish farming must be implemented across the nation for all people to consume fish at reduced prices.

The Senior General underscored that it is necessary to seek foreign aid at a minimum. Projects must be implemented with local investments to have success. Livestock farm contributes much to the development of the nation. The government grants the businesses for their development.
In the coming academic year, basic education high schools in 50 districts will conduct agriculture, livestock and technological courses for the students. As for one more step, plans are underway to open more schools across the nation so as to turn out skilled trainees for agriculture, livestock and MSME businesses.
Moreover, arrangements are being made for students to pursue the KG+9 learning scheme free of charge.

Only when the number of educated persons rises in the entire nation will highly-qualified human resources increase.
The Senior General stressed the need to conduct research on the fish farming process for the whole nation. The export of livestock products can earn foreign exchange for the nation. Capital, human resources and technologies are required to manufacture value-added products. These requirements must be fulfilled and basic resources must be applied for manufacturing so as to develop the nation.
The Senior General grew a Gangaw (Mesua ferrea) plant whereas the joint secretary of the council, the SAC member, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and the Commander-in-Chief (Air) cultivated other commemorative plants.
The Senior General viewed the display of Myanmar species fingerlings and responded to the discussions of officials. At the Smart Hatchery & Nursery, the Senior General viewed the work process. Fish eggs will be turned into fingerlings within 24 hours and then they will be bred at relevant tanks in procedures.
The Senior General and party viewed round construction of a biomass power plant, generating electricity in the nation, construction of the feedstuff factory, farming of fish in circular tanks and earthen farms, feeding in modern technology, solar-power pumping process, fish netting, marine product unit, display of advanced fish products, and construction of the cold storage.
Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co., Ltd is implementing the project comprising the construction of a smart hatchery and nursery and the largest fish farm, manufacturing of finished goods, fish meal and feedstuff production in Mogok Deedok field in Pantanaw Township of Ayeyawady Region. It breeds 120,000 river catfish at the farm and produces more than 4 million fingerlings on a daily basis. Currently, the farm breeds some 25 million fingerlings and 25 million breeding fish. Upon completion, the project will contribute to the development of the marine product business of Myanmar and increase of per capita income of the local people. It will help reduce spending of foreign exchange on the import of marine products and improve Myanmar’s economic sector. The project will create job opportunities for the local people. — MNA


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