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February 26, 2018

Waw farmers face watermelon woes


WATERMELON growers in Waw Township, Bago Region, have expressed disappointment over the low price of watermelons this season. As most of the growers depend upon exports to China, they are suffering great losses on account of the steep drop in watermelon prices.
“I guess the reason for decline in the price of watermelon is the eve of Chinese New Year. We invested roughly between K1,500,000 (US$1,181) and K2,000,000 ($1,587) into each acre of our watermelon cultivations,” said U Tin Ngwe, a local grower.




Phyo Ko Lin


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