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NEWS ADMIN

Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani

DATE

27/09/2004

NEWS PROVIDER

Mahamad Rodzi Abdul Ghani

NEWS SOURCE

The New Light of Mya

CATEGORY

HEADLINE

Myanmar plans to grow 500,000 acres of oil palm
YANGON, 26 Sept - Officials reported on paddy cultivation, local foodsufficiency and land reclamation. The agricultural target of TaninthayiDivision is to ensure local food sufficiency and to put lands under500,000 acres of oil palm, 200,000 acres of rubber and 26,000 acres ofpepper. In the mining sector, 223.2254 metric tons of mineral, 359,273.67metric tons of coal, 13,685.91 momme of pearl, 19.944 metric tons ofoyster shell could be produced up to 15 September. Local and foreignentrepreneurs are being invited to extend mineral production. In the meatand fish sector, 28,185.01 tons of fist and prawn could be produced up tothe end of September 2004. And, efforts are being made for breeding ofprawn in 15,000 acres of ponds.