Union NREC Minister visits Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary

Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win observes the measuring of a tree at the Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary in Magway.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win observes the measuring of a tree at the Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary in Magway.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win visited Shwesettaw Wildlife Sanctuary in Magway Region yesterday.
He observed the lake where the Eld’s deer and birds come to drink water, the star tortoise breeding camp, and the elephant camp there.
The Union Minister first inspected the Sandawood planted by the Forest Department at Sandawood Monastery in Pwintbyu Township and gave necessary instructions.
From there, the Union Minister observed the 30-acre 1/2019 plantation and 20-acre 2/2019 plantation in Pwintbyu Township and then arrived at the Kandawgyi Lake in the wildlife sanctuary.
The Union Minister discussed how to ensure there is adequate water for the deer during the dry season, to systematically record water donors and utilize them effectively, to keep a record of the deer population, planting edible plants and fruits for the deer along the lake, planting evergreen plants, and monitoring human entry into the sanctuary and looking out for fire hazards.
Later in the afternoon, the Union Minister visited the elephant camp, opened and organized by Myanma Timber Enterprise, and listened to Deputy General Manager U Thein Oo explain the formation of the camp, number of visitors, income flow and future plans.
The Union Minister then instructed on providing quality service to visitors, avoiding danger on elephant rides and displays, displaying do’s and don’ts in Myanmar and English languages, recording entry to domestic and foreign visitors, and maintaining a clean environment.
From there, the Union Minister visited the star tortoise breeding camp and instructed on disease prevention, proper care and recording their breeding rates.
Afterwards, the Union Minister visited three different types of plantations inside the Singaung-Zee Aing forest reserve in Minbu Township. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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