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August 21, 2019

Minoru-Keiwa Myanmar donate rice transplanting, seed cleaning machines to DAR

Demonstration for rice planting machines is held at the Department of Agriculture Research  field in Nay Pyi Taw. PHOTO: News lover for MOALI FaceBook
Demonstration for rice planting machines is held at the Department of Agriculture Research field in Nay Pyi Taw. PHOTO: News lover for MOALI FaceBook

A demonstration of rice planting machines, and the donation of rice transplanting and seed cleaning machines to the Department of Agriculture Research (DAR), was held at the DAR research field in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
At the event, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu said departments, farm service providers, agriculture cooperatives and people associated with the agriculture sector must strive toward the widespread use of farm machineries to effectively resolve the scarcity of farm workers. While works were conducted on increasing yields, quality and safety for consumers, efforts towards increasing income and profits for farmers and investments must also be made.
Throughout the agriculture work processes, it may be difficult for an individual farmer to fully utilize modern technologies and machineries, but this difficulty can be overcome through a cooperative system. As such, in addition to providing assistance and support in agricultural matters, assistance and support is required in establishing farm cooperatives according to the law, said the Union Minister.
Also, officials from Keiwa Innovation Co., Ltd. and Minoru-Keiwa Myanmar Co., Ltd. explained about the reason for donating the rice planting machine and seed cleaning machines, and DAR Director General U Nai Kyi Win thanked them for the donation.
Afterwards, the Union Minister witnessed a demonstration of the 600 kg/hour seed cleaning machine, the leveling of farm land with machinery, and the planting of rice using SRI (System of Rice Intensification) system with Minoru RX61 rice planting machine from Japan.
The Minoru RX61 rice transplanting machine created six planting rows, and the distance between rice seedlings can be adjusted from 6 to 12 inches and can carry 23 seedling trays containing 448 seedlings. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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