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Myanmar approves fisheries university plan October 12,2017   |  Source: Myanmar Times

A fisheries university is being planned for Myanmar, primarily to develop the fishery sector, which could eventually generate employment and help reduce poverty.

The Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Ministry have submitted a proposal at the Amyotha Hluttaw, said Dr Tun Lwin, deputy permanent secretary of the ministry.

The proposal hints at the opening of a university focusing on fishery activities should the state’s economic situation be favorable to the project. The matter will be discussed with the Hluttaw Affairs Committee on October 11.

“The proposal was approved at the Hluttaw session. We now have to discuss how to proceed from there. The biggest part now is to negotiate with the affairs committees,” he told The Myanmar Times on Tuesday.

Dr Win Myint, Amyotha Hluttaw, representative of No (11) constituency in Bago Region and secretary of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Development Committee, suggested to open a fisheries university in July for the benefit of long term development of Myanmar fishery sector.

Moreover, it aims to create job opportunities and reduce poverty, Dr Win Myint added.

“The committee conducted field studies and met with technicians, entrepreneurs and fishermen. We spotted a real need. The project hopes to induce job


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Theme(s): Fisheries Development and Aquaculture.

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