Union LFRD minister opens rural development training course

Union Minister U Ohn Myint speaking at opening of rural development programme course.—mna
Union Minister U Ohn Myint speaking at opening of rural development programme course.—mna

Nay Pyi Taw, 15 Dec — Union Minister for Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development U Ohn Myint opened a training course for a rural development programme in Insein, Yangon, in the first week of this month.
The union minister said his ministry is acting as a focal institution for rural development programmes, working together with partner groups, INGOs and NGOs.
He also said that the training course is aimed at helping the country graduate from the Least Developed Countries, improve per capita income, enhance socioeconomic development and boost agricultural and livestock production.
The course will cover such things as selecting livestock model villages, forming breeders’ organizations, implementing livestock business by using banking services and organizing fund management committees.
The minister then visited the fishery department and urged the staff to closely monitor the livelihoods of rural people and support relief assistance when they experience disasters.MNA

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