15 September 2021
Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Tin Htut Oo, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Khin Maung Yi and Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Maung Ko inspected Doekwin farm in Pyin Oo Lwin Township to ensure the plantation of medicinal orchids, production of vegetable seeds, researches and quality planting techniques on Tuesday.
During the visit, Union Minister U Tin Htut Oo discussed the exchange of orchid species planted at Doekwin farm with region orchid and medicinal orchid grown at Kandawgyi Botanical Garden. Then, the Union Ministers went to Pwaytaung Coffee farm and discussed One-Stop Service to provide techniques for coffee farming and the need to follow the regulations for coffee cultivation in forest areas with the officials of the Myanmar Coffee Association.
The coffee research and preservation are conducted at Pwaytaung Coffee farm which was established in 1953. The upgrade works will be made for the people to study the coffee at a single place.
Then, they visited Sinlan Dam constructed near Sinlan Village of Pyin Oo Lwin and inspected the water in the dam, strength, water storage and daily water distribution system. The Sinlan dam distributes 1.5 million gallons of water to Pyin Oo Lwin Township and the embankment is upgraded to 6 more ft in height, and now distributes 2.5 million gallons daily.
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