Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects tasks implemented by Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co., Ltd in Pantanaw Township
NAY PYI TAW February 6
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo and Member Admiral Tin Aung San of the SAC, union ministers, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services and officials, inspected tasks implemented by the Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co., Ltd in Pantanaw Township in Ayeyawady Region this afternoon.
First, the Senior General and party were greeted by Ayeyawady Region Chief Minister U Tin Maung Win, Commander of the Southwestern Command BrigGen Kyi Khaing, Chairman U Htay Myint of the Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co., Ltd and officials.
Then, Chairman U Htay Myint reported to the Senior General and party on implementation of tasks and fisherybased industries, tasks being carried out by adopting goals in accordance with the economic objectives of the state, phases and phase-by-phase implementation of agro and aquabased industries, operations of Smart Hatchery & Nursery, results and records of trial operations of Smart Grow Out Farm, con-struction of the Feed Factory, tasks for the seafood processing & cold storage plant, instal-lation of machines, construction of staff quarters, offices and roads and bridges, generation of electricity for the industries by the huskfired Biomass Power Plant as well as production of fertilizers and agricultural supplements, measures taken to manufacture advanced products for fish without any wastage, creation of job opportunities and training courses for enhancement of capabilities of staff, benefits gained after implementation of the project and the needs to extend the implementation term of the project and to receive necessary assistance from the government.
After hearing the reports, the Senior General discussed fish breeding tasks, production, marketing, performance of staff and support for them, saying the government is encouraging businesses to boost the economy of the country and emphasis is placed on agriculture and livestock breeding tasks to do so. Therefore, it is necessary to encourage manufacturing industries based on agriculture and livestock breeding. In carrying out livestock breeding tasks, meat production is based on breeding chickens, pigs, goats and cattle.
It is necessary to apply modern livestock breeding techniques rather than traditional methods in livestock breeding. There are three methods of raising animals including shedbreeding, pasturebreeding and shed/pasture breeding. Among them, shedbreeding is the most systematic and best method.
The government has adopted two national objectives such as prosperity of the country and sufficiency of food, water and basic needs. The second objective of sufficiency of food, water and basic needs is being implemented. It is necessary to produce meat and fish sufficiently to enable all social classes of people to consume them at reasonable prices. Systematic fish breeding will contribute to sufficiency of food, water and basic needs and it is necessary to carry out systematic fish breeding in the entire country. Only then, will all social classes of people be able to consume fish at reasonable prices.
All human beings want to see progress in life and it is necessary to create opportunities for people in their employment and to improve their skills at performing their duties. Taking the nature of human beings into consideration in workplaces will be more beneficial.
The government is taking measures to boost the economy of the country and as the strength of a country lies within, it is necessary to implement projects with minimum foreign assistance. It is beneficial for the country if projects are implemented successfully by utilizing domestic investment as much as possible. Livestock breeding can contribute a lot to the development of the country. The government has guaranteed to offer assistance to businesses and the economy must be boosted by concerted efforts.
As regards human resources, the State is trying to improve the education standard of the people by opening universities and colleges where respective branches with higher skills are being taught. In the coming academic year, courses on agriculture, livestock breed-ing and technology will be conducted at basic education high schools in 50 districts of the country. For a further step, those courses will be conducted in all parts of the country to turn out those skilled in agriculture, livestock and MSME industry. Efforts are being made to ensure that the whole nation receives free KG+9 education. Only an educated nation can improve human resources. So, education must be encouraged.
It is heartening that this project has created a lot of job opportunities. Such projects should be implemented in all the regions and states. The State will provide necessary assistance in accord with the procedures. Fish farming needs research so that it can be carried out across the country. The country will earn foreign exchange if it can export livestock products. Manufacturing and exporting value-added products rather than raw materials will yield more benefits. Manufacturing valueadded products require capital, human resources and technology. With the fulfilment of those requirements plus already-existing sources, the country will progress very much. I wish for greater success in doing business and the State will provide as much assistance as it can.
Next, the Senior General signed the visitors’ book.
He then planted a commemorative Gangaw tree, and the SAC joint secretary and mem-bers, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and the Commander-in-Chief (Air) commemorative trees.
The Senior General and party looked round the displays of fingerlings of Myanmar indigenous species and asked the officials concerned what they wanted to know.
Then, the Senior General and party went to Smart Hatchery & Nursery camp where they viewed production process. Those fish eggs will turn into fingerlings within 24 hours.
Then, they will be raised in respective their lifespans in tanks.
The Senior General and party inspected construction of a biomass power plant that can generate electricity extensively to the whole country, construct-ion of a fish feed capsule factory, breeding of fish in circular tanks and earthen tanks, feeding of fish using high technology, pumping of water through solar system, catching of fish, displays of highquality fishery products for international markets and construction of a cold storage factory where they were conducted round by the chairman and officials of Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co., Ltd. The Senior General asked for further information and gave some necessary suggestions.
Global Earth Agro & Aqua Industry Public Co., Ltd is implementing a large project involving hightech scientific hatchery, the largest fish farming in Myanmar, reprocessing, and production of steamed fish powder and fish feed capsules in Mogok Deedok field in Pan-tanaw Township, Ayeyawady Region.
Currently in the project, there are 120,000 breeders that can produce 4 million fingerlings daily. There are 25 million fin-gerlings in stock and about 25 million fish. Upon completion of the project, local people will be able to increase their income while foreign exchange spending on imports can be reduced. The development of agricultural and livestock industry will change and improve national economy. The project will create jobs for a large number of people and benefit national economy.