President U Htin Kyaw visits integrated farm in Toungoo Township

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Nay Pyi Taw, Sep 23

President U Htin Kyaw visited a 200-acre integrated farm operated by U Than Myint, local farmer of Moegaung village in Toungoo, Bago Region yesterday.

Accompanied by Union Ministers Dr Pe Myint and Dr Aung Thu, the President met with local farmers from the farm and heard the System of Rice Intensification (SRI) presented by U Than Myint.

Next, a responsible person from a local cooperative society and officials from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation reported to the President on distribution of farming implements, quality strains, farming methods and loans to farmers and other agricultural matters.

Then, Union Minister Dr Aung Thu and Bago Region Chief Minister U Win Thein reported on progress in the implementation of agricultural services to address labour shortage, works to have access to marketplace for value-added agricultural produce and regional development undertakings.

In his address, the President called for creativity and diligence to bring about a better generation in a shift to agricultural mechanisation.

After the meeting, the President observed SRI-oriented model farmlands and farming implements.