Union Minister U Khin Maung Yi inspects Moe Swe forest research camp

Union Minister U Khin Maung Yi and party are seen looking around Moe Swe forest research camp on 7 February 2021. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Khin Maung Yi visited Moe Swe Camp in Forest Research Camp Number (5) in Ottarathiri Township, Nay Pyi Taw and inspected the research activities carried out by the Forest Research Institute yesterday morning.
During the inspection tour, the Director for the Forest Research Institute explained the set-up of 10 forest research camps, eight of which are implementing the Myanmar Reforestation and Rehabilitation Programme (MRRP); the camps’ activities to collect, grow and distribute the seeds of the variety of locally-grown trees; experiment of the 40 acres of eight teak genes from eight major teak growing areas in Myanmar in Moe Swe Camp; the establishment of a Hedge Garden for the genes of Plus Tree Teak throughout Myanmar and the status of staff assignments in 10 camps depending on the number of operation.
Regarding the explanation of the Director, the Union Minister said to submit a request if there is a need for staffing in the assignment of staff in forest research camps. He added the need to develop better genes with good teak germination from the eight main growing areas; to distribute and grow those viable seedlings in departmental plantations and private plantations; to conduct research and recommend the kind of trees should be planted depending on the soil type and climatic conditions of the area to be planted; to disseminate the findings so that economically profitable trees can be grown on private plantations; to make more effort to establish the seed production areas and select Plus Tree.
He continued the plantations established in 2020 need to be planted with pot-tube seedlings and systematically documented by conducting experimental research papers comparing the condition of the plantations in bags. He also added the necessary staff and fund will be provided for the research Institute as the findings from the research will be able to provide recommendation for the survival of departmental and private plantations as well as the prevention of pests.
Afterwards, the Union Minister and party inspected the transplantation of seedlings and experimental planting of seedlings grown in pot tubes at Moe Swe Research Camp.
The Union Minister and party also inspected the planting stock trails and teak gardens along the way of Nay Pyi Taw-Taungtwingyi road and ordered as necessary.—MNA (Translated by EPPA)

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