20 May 2022
State Administration Council Chairman Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing addressed the meeting on the development of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area in Nay Pyi Taw on 19 May 2022.
As Nay Pyi Taw Council Area is a location for agricultural and veterinarian universities as well as offices of ministries, it is necessary to do production based on agriculture and livestock farms as models, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the meeting on the development of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area at the SAC Chairman Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
In his speech, the Senior General noted that As Nay Pyi Taw Council Area is a location for agricultural and veterinarian universities as well as offices of ministries, it is necessary to do production based on agriculture and livestock farms as models/ Nay Pyi Taw Council Area is located on 2,724 square miles of land, more than 320,000 acres of which are cultivable lands.
The area is facilitated by 32 dams and lakes in addition to Paunglaung (Sittoung River), Ngalaik Creek and Hsinthe Creek with fertile soil. Hence, agriculture and livestock farms can be done successfully.
So, the University of Agriculture, University of Veterinarian Science and the University of Forestry were moved to Nay Pyi Taw. Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr Maung Maung Naing, Union Ministers U Tin Htut Oo and U Hla Moe, Lt-Gen Than Tun Oo and Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Zaw Hein reported on land utilization in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, undertaking and production of agriculture and livestock farms, the inflow of water to dams and supply of agricultural water, formation of agricultural farmers’ cooperative societies for systematically undertaking agriculture tasks and manufacturing tasks, operation of small-scale industries, and implementation of river water pumping stations for irrigating crops in mixed cropping and double cropping patterns.
In his response, the Senior General said that if paddy among the main crops such as maize, beans and edible oil is grown in the Nay Pyi Taw area, efforts must be made for increasing its per-acre yield. Local farmers need to grow crops to meet the target per acre yield set by the State.
The Senior General stressed the need for cottage industries to make domestic crops as dried food to be manufactured as value-added products for export purposes.
The government will help SME industries develop. Many opportunities will come out for the nation in shaping Nay Pyi Taw as a green city, clean city and smart city.
Hence, efforts must be made to the improvement of agriculture and livestock farming through better management and various ways.
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