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March 02, 2018

Pyithu Hluttaw roundup

pyithuTHE Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has been changing the cultivation patterns for new paddy species in response to and in preparation for the effects of climate change on Myanmar agriculture.
Deputy Minister U Ohn Than explained the policy on the third-day of the Pyithu Hluttaw session yesterday.
U Than Myint of Wundwin Constituency asked what plans were in place to prevent climate change from damaging agriculture and about the implementation of the national water harvesting campaign (NWHC).
The deputy minister said the National Water Resources Committee will lead the implementation of the national water harvesting campaign.
U Hla Maung of Chaungzon Constituency asked questions regarding the successful testing of a new paddy species that displays a resistance to seawater, and about plans to distribute quality paddy seeds to the townships that have suffered the encroachment of ocean tides.
Deputy Minister U Ohn Than replied that the Agricultural Research Department began the distribution of Hsinthwelatt and Pyimyanmar Sein paddy strains in 2013 and 2014. The new species are better able to resist seawater due technological advancements. Currently, farms run by department distribute quality paddy seeds to local farmers.
On the same day,the  Joint Bill Committee read the bills to amend the Foreign Investment Law and the Myanmar Investment Law.—Myanmar News Agency


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