Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects agricultural farms in Mandalay

Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected vineyards which have been cultivated on a large scale in Sehteik Village, Yamethin Township, in Mandalay Region on Wednesday morning, accompanied by Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister, Deputy Ministers Maj-General Aung Soe and U Kyaw Myo.
The Vice-President and party were told about planting seeds and the necessity of stems being grown in the yard, the steps involved in the growing of grape plants, the average yield per acre and the proportion of cost and income by responsible personnel and vineyard owners.
U Henry Van Thio stressed the need for domestic production to be substituted for imported goods in consultation with professional viniculture experts so as to increase the income for vine growers and for the country to get more benefits.
Upon arrival at the No. 8 textile factory in Shwedar Area, Yamethin, the Vice President was told about production and sales by month in the 2016-2017 financial year, the factory’s expected results and other matters by U Myint Soe, in-charge of the factory.
When the Vice President arrived at the plantation of Yesin 1 Hybrid-Sunflower seeds on Yamethin street near Pyihtaungsu Nay Pyi Taw-Mandalay Expressway, he was informed about situations at the sunflower plantation by responsible officials.
U Naing Kyi Win, director-general of the department of agricultural research, explained his corn plantation  research work to the Vice-President at the Yard of Agricultural Research. Later in the day, the Vice-President and party inspected the Sartarkei rice mill, which produces 200 tonnes of rice per day.—Myanmar News Agency

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