Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu attends rural socioeconomic development meeting

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Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu observes the project plan for integrated farming. PHOTO: NAY LINN

A meeting was held at Park Royal Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning to conclude development of small scale aquatic animal breeding program to raise the rural socio economy in the dry zone.
At the meeting, Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu spoke of setting up processes and putting efforts toward creating job opportunities, face and overcome climate changes for people living in the dry zones of Mandalay, Magway and Sagaing regions.
Small scale aquatic animal breeding program to raise the rural social life in dry zone is one of the five-year long programs in the dry zone area and was drawn up starting from 2014 and implementation is conducted by JICA experts and Fisheries Department.
This program is based on the local people’s actual requirements and is implementing breeding system of aquatic animals appropriate for the local situation, which includes small input breeding system such as rice-fish breeding system. A hard core fish breeding farmer group will be established and through this, develop quality fish fingerlings with an aim of spreading important and technical information and providing fish fingerlings.


—MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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