In livestock breeding undertakings, regional self-sufficiency must be prioritized and then surpluses are to be exported as frozen meat and finished products, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in inspecting the functioning of the Thilawa Multi-purpose Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Zone located between the Yangon River and Hmawwun Creek in Kyauktan Township, Yangon Region, yesterday morning.
Chairman of Myanmar Economic Corporation Lt-Gen Nyo Saw, Chairman of Myanmar Economic Holdings Limited Lt-Gen Hsan Oo and officials reported on the functions of Thilawa Multi-purpose Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Zone, 26th-Mile Multi-purpose Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Zone and Shwemayin fish farm in Twantay Township, the previous undertakings of the zones and work progress and the implementation of the guidance of the Prime Minister.
After hearing the reports, the Senior General said the establishment and functioning of the agricultural and livestock breeding zones are aimed at ensuring sufficiency of meat, fish and seasonal fruits and vegetables in the Yangon Region. So, systematic management is necessary to make livestock farming a role model in the long-term plan. Research is also required on hatching to obtain good pedigrees in livestock breeding.
In livestock breeding undertakings, regional self-sufficiency must be prioritized and then surpluses are to be exported as frozen meat and finished products. As the country has to import milk and dairy products, local cow farms should try to manufacture dairy products successfully for import-substitute products. Good milking is the first priority and efforts must be made to manufacture value-added dairy products such as condensed milk, evaporated milk and butter.
Those operating the agricultural tasks need to understand the market and target and they need to cultivate the marketable and seasonal crops. They have to know manageable and commercial farming tasks and consider continuous production without exceeding the market demand. Local people must be urged to grow coconut plants in the coastal areas to prevent natural disasters.
In the farming tasks, techniques and quality strains must be distributed to the local people from the respective zones to emerge the modern, systematic agriculture and livestock farms. It is necessary to continuously fulfil the needs of not only military families but also the people to buy meat, fish and agricultural products at fair prices.
The Senior General and party inspected sample fish being bred at the Taiwan Multi-purpose Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Zone, duck eggs, Taiwan papaya species, jade Phigyan banana species, dairy products and coconut products and viewed round fish hatching process, fish farming and duck farming in the livestock zone where officials conducted the Senior General and party around the farm. —MNA