Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI) held an ground-breaking ceremony on construction of agricultural machinery training center in Myanmar in Nay Pyi Taw on 17 November.
KOICA is implementing the project named ‘Farmland Consolidation and Agricultural Machinery Training for Agricultural Mechanization’ from 2013 to 2016 with 6 milion USD in order to promote the agricultural development in Myanmar. It will help expand more arable farm land to increase the land utilization and improve agricultural productivity. In collaboration with MOAI, KOICA has completed 100 hectare pilot consolidation as one of the main component of the Project. The construction of Agricultural Machinery Training Center with scale of 3,476 square metres will be completed by the second half of 2016.
Chief Resident Representative of the KOICA Myanmar Office Mr. Nam Kwon Hyoung delivered his congratulatory speech, “Farm mechanization is very imminent issue to maximize tremendous agricultural potential in Myanmar.” He also mentioned, “Agricultural Machinery Training Center will play a vital role to expand utilization of farm machinery as well as increase in agricultural productivity in Myanmar.”
U Soe Hlaing, Director-General of Agricultural Mechanization Department, and officials from Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation attended the ceremony.