State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi visited the Nay Pyi Taw dairy farm, pasteurised milk factory and Pe Taw modern layer poultry farm project yesterday morning.
The State Counsellor, accompanied by Union Minister for Office of the Union Government U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung, Office of the President Deputy Minister U Min Thu and officials, arrived at the Nay Pyi Taw dairy farm and pasteurised milk factory at 8:30 am.
The State Counsellor was welcomed by Myanmar CP Livestock Co., Ltd. CEO Mr. Sooksunt at the project briefing hall.
Myanmar CP Livestock Co., Ltd. CEO Mr. Sooksunt then delivered a welcome speech to the State Counsellor at the project briefing hall and Technical Support Department head Dr. Min Thit Lwin explained the project details; that the project was a joint venture between the government, the related rural area and CP company; systematic breeding of dairy cows, milk production and distribution; and arrangements made for students from the University of Veterinary Science to conduct a field visit.
Next, Myanmar CP Livestock Co., Ltd. Chairman Mr. Wirat explained the company’s international investment; status of producing and distributing products such as milk, eggs and meat; dairy farm and pasteurised milk factory in Nay Pyi Taw; and the production and distribution of fresh and nutritious milk to the market with a video clip.
Later, the State Counsellor and party went around the dairy farm to observe the dairy cows systematically kept and fed, health care system and waste disposal system, as well as the pasteurised milk production system where Technical Support Department head Dr. Min Thit Lwin provided the necessary explanations.
The State Counsellor and party then took a commemorative group photo with officials from the Nay Pyi Taw dairy farm and pasteurised milk factory and University of Veterinary Science students.
In 2014, the government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and CP Group reached an agreement to construct a pilot dairy farm and pasteurised milk factory. The farm and factory is situated on 36 acres of land near 216-mile 5-furlong post of the Yangon-Mandalay expressway. The dairy farm is an enclosed, air-conditioned farm, currently raising the highest milk-producing American cow breed.
There are now 78 dairy cows of which 36 produce milk. Each milk-producing dairy cow produces an average of 22 litres per cow.
From there, the State Counsellor and party went to Tatkon Township, Khayansatkone Village tract, Pe Taw Village modern layer poultry farm project where officials from Myanmar CP Livestock Co., Ltd. explained the history of the project, fundraising for the layer chicken farm being conducted jointly by the government, private, village and local banks, break-even profit sharing status, and completion and start date of the project. The State Counsellor, in turn, raised questions about the project.
After the explanation, the State Counsellor cordially met with Pe Taw villagers in the briefing hall and told them to unitedly participate in the project, that the village fund committee should be unbiased and conduct things equitably, that villagers are to discuss, and work together to overcome problems and difficulties, and explained the importance of keeping the surrounding environment clean together.
She added that the most important things are education and health. Only when children are healthy can they get a good education and for their lives to be fruitful, they need to be educated. She spoke of the importance of providing good nourishment for the children with local products and to strengthen their bodies with sports and exercise.
The State Counsellor also asked about the availability of sufficient teachers, furniture and teaching aids in Pe Taw Village school, health care for the villagers, availability of electricity and water for agriculture, and coordinated over the necessary details with the officials.
After the meeting with villagers, the State Counsellor inspected the layer poultry farm. The State Counsellor also paid homage to Sayadaw Bhaddanta Zawana of Pe Taw Village Thiri Thukha Yadana monastery and offered offertories.
From there, the State Counsellor visited Pe Taw Village Basic Education Primary School and cordially met with teachers, parents and students.
The Pe Taw Village modern layer poultry farm is being jointly implemented by the government, private, village and local banks in the Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory, Tatkon Township, Pe Taw Village. A total of Ks2,000 million was invested in the project and it has full biosecurity and does not pollute the neighborhood. At the moment, the project is more than 80 per cent complete and arrangements are being made to commence work in August. The project includes three-layer chicken farms, with each farm holding 25,000 layer chickens. Modern equipment is used in the farm, which is fully enclosed. Feeding, waste disposal, egg size sorting, egg transportation and packaging are all automated. The plan is to produce and distribute over 60,000 eggs in the market every day.
Starting from the day the project started, Pe Taw Village is receiving annual land rent of Ks6 million, and when the project reaches its 10th year, the entire project will be transferred to Pe Taw Village. Households in Pe Taw Village will each receive a share of the profit, it is learnt.