Thanlyin to grow over 3,000 acres of summer paddy

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Thanlyin will grow more than 3,000 acres of summer paddy this year. Photo: Thet Khaing (Thanlyin)

The Thanlyin Agriculture Department has targeted to grow a total of 3,096 acres of summer paddy in Thanlyin township this year. The local farmers from Thanlyin township are growing summer paddy, monsoon paddy and edible oil crop regarding the agricultural sector in Thanlyin Township, Yangon Southern District.
The department will cultivate over 3,000 acres of summer paddy using the irrigated water this summer season. Now, the paddy growers have already grown 1,499 acres of summer paddy in Thanlyin Township.
Summer paddy and winter corps grower U Zaw Min from Bawt Thabyay Kan village said that I have already grown 35 acres of summer paddy. It has been produced for three years already. In the last two years, we faced a shortage of irrigated water, and the summer paddy price also plunged. I have also grown 27 acres of green gram. Our farmers need a lot of capacity to invest.
This year, we hope that the price of summer paddy and green gram will be much better. Myanmar exports rice to more than 60 countries, with most of the crop going to China, Bangladesh, African states, Sri Lanka, Senegal, Afghanistan and Poland. Also, Indonesia, Japan and Singapore, and some European countries, import rice from Myanmar. —Thet Khaing (Thanlyin) (Translated by Hay Mar)

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