Myanmar and Italy signed MoU to cooperate in the water management in the farming sector and development of mechanized farming on 2nd August in Nay Pyi Taw according to Ministry of Agriculture Livestock and Irrigation.
The MoU was signed by Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Hla Kyaw and Italian Ambassador Mrs. Alessandra Schiavo.
Under the MoU, Italy will provide technical assistance for the establishment of irrigation technical center at the Shwehlanbo river water pumping and underground water training school in Sintkai Township in Mandalay Region for the development of dam irrigation technology and the mechanized farming technology center at No.61 mechanized farming camp in Wetlet Township in Sagaing Region for development of mechanized farming system, for three years.
“Italy will support Myanmar to move from subsistence farming to market-oriented and export-oriented farming. We wish to promote the awareness of modern farming techniques, in order to improve both the quantity of the harvest and the crop quality, and to reduce the dependence on the seasonal nature of the produce supply.
We believe that Myanmar, being literally surrounded by some of the largest and fastest growing food markets on the global scale, could experience sustained development in the agricultural sector, and we want to help it fly at its full potential altitude, in line with our bilateral friendship and in a win-win framework of co-operation”, said Mrs. Alessandra Schiavo.
In addition, the ministry is discussing a plan to promote technical cooperation for development of farming sector between Myanmar and India. Both sides discussed the utilization of technologies and opening of animal health and management courses according to the MoU between Myanmar and India, for development Rakhine State.