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President extols virtues of modern fruit and vegetable cultivation techniques during visit to cold storage facility

President U Thein Sein views export quality Seintalone mango of Myanmar Shwe Fruit Company.—MNA
President U Thein Sein views export quality Seintalone mango of Myanmar Shwe Fruit Company.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 12 May—Experts from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation will work with local farmers to share modern farming technology and establish training schools, President U Thein Sein told officials Tuesday during a trip to Ottarathiri Township.
The president visited a modern cold storage facility of Myanmar New Ayeya Company and processing of export Seintalone mango at a 900-acre farm in an irrigated area of Setsetyo Dam. There, he stressed the need to apply modern techniques in cultivation of fruits and vegetables, as well as packaging and transport for export products.
He urged farmers to carry out integrated farming, as agriculture and livestock breeding are interrelated, and reduce the use of pesticides and fertilizers, adding that farmers are required to register export fruits and vegetables.
Union Minister U Myint Hlaing and officials of Myanmar Shwe Fruit Company briefed the president on processing of Seintalone mango for exportation, as well as the situation of foreign markets.
Chairman of the Yaksawk Township Mango Producers Association U Myint Oo and Chairman of the Sagaing Region Mango Producers Association U Kyaw Myint reported on region-wide cultivation of mango plants and fruits.
The president inspected a cold storage vehicle of KOSPA Company, which transports mango fruits and products.
Myanmar Shwe Fruit Company exports Myanmar-grown Seintalone mango, watermelon and muskmelon to Singapore, Hong Kong, Dubai and Malaysia daily. At present, the company plans to export 10 tons of Seintalone mangoes a day.
The president received Singapore’s Attorney-General, Mr V K Rajah, SC and party at the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace, here, the same day to hold talks on cooperation in legal affairs between the two countries.
They also discussed rule of law, sending Myanmar scholarship students to study international law to Singapore, and human resources development in Myanmar’s legal sector.—MNA

President U Thein Sein poses documentary photo with Singapore’s Attorney-General  Mr V K Rajah, SC. MNA
President U Thein Sein poses documentary photo with Singapore’s Attorney-General Mr V K Rajah, SC. MNA

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