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January 20, 2020

Union Minister for ALI inspects food production in Magway Region

Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu visited Kyatsu Kyin Village of Yesagyo Township, Magway Region, to inspect the jaggery sugar production preparations made by Shwe Hintha Company on 9 November.

Union Minister Dr Aung Thu meets officials at Shwe Hintha Company’s palm powder factory in Yesagyo Township, Magway Region yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Union Minister was accompanied by his regional counterpart U Win Maw Htay and Hluttaw representatives. He also discussed acquiring purified drinking water in the Shinmataung region, alternating to money-yielding crops, and producing FA-approved consumable goods.
From there, the Union Minister visited Thae Pone Village (East) and inspected the water pumps and tanks built with a donation from the ’83 batch of Yangon Industrial University and with volunteer labour from the Department of Irrigation and Water Management. The donation is providing sufficient water to 589 villages from 117 households.
The Union Minister and Regional Minister then visited Shwe Hintha Company’s palm powder factory in Yesagyo Township. Palm powder is slowly seeing an increase in an organic-conscious global market.
Next, the Union Minister visited Taungsin goat rearing village and inspected the animal farms there. He met with local goat herders and companies at Aung Dhamma Thukha monastery and instructed them on proper animal husbandry practices and efficient use of their farmland.
Afterwards, the Union Minister handed over 250 packets of veterinary medicine to Regional Minister U Win Maw Htay for local residents affected by natural disasters.—MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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