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February 26, 2018

A&I minister takes part in broadcast seeding in intensive farming

Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing scattered paddy seeds at a modern farm here Saturday, after prize-giving ceremony of composers for the theme of agricultural sector.
At the ceremony, U Myint Hlaing said that government has adopted five reform plans for development of agricultural sector which have turned out fruitful results for local farmers.
He said that modernization of agricultural sector has gained momentum across the country to ensure realization of intensive farming from traditional agriculture during the remaining one year term of present government.
Myanmar has gained agricultural loans and grants from international agencies such as the World Bank, the Food and Agricultural Organization, the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Korea International Cooperation Agency, as well as from the partner countries.
The minister thanked artistes and musicians for their roles to support agricultural sector with their songs and music.
U Tin Oo Lay, chairman of Myanmar Music Association (Central), explained preliminary selection of 25 songs that honor farmers; U Toe Kyaw, director of Myanma Radio and Television, clarified launching Farmer Channel and song writing competition.
Union minister then awarded K500,000 for each winning song in the competition, before joining with agriculturalists, farmers and song composers for broadcast seeding for 400-acrea of modern agricultural farm.
U Myint Hlaing also visited a rice-mill with a daily output of 100-tonne, and a streamed-rice mill with a daily output of 120-tonne. The minister and parties arrived in Zabuthiri Township to look into implementation of 100-hectre intensive farming which is funded by KOICA.
He then visited the 900-acre irrigated modern farming linked with Ngalite dam in Uttarathiri Township, where vegetable, sugar cane plants  and cotton plantation are thriving in the area.


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