Chairman of State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects Defence Services Cotton Cultivation Battalion (Pwintphyu)

NAY PYI TAW November 27

Chairman of State Admini-stration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by Chief of General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye and senior military officers, Chief Minister U Tint Lwin of Magway Region, Commander Maj-Gen Ko Ko Oo of the Cen-tral Command and officials, inspected the Defence Services Cotton Cultivation Battalion (Pwintphyu) this morning.

First, the Senior General and party heard reports on the brief history, objectives and cultivation of cotton in accor-dance with production targets for respective cultivation seasons of the battalion and operations and irrigation water supply for total acreage of Defence Services Cotton Cul-tivation Battalion (Lunkyaw) presented by Director Maj-Gen Win Lwin of the Directorate of Ordnance.

After hearing the reports, the Senior General s

aid Magway Region is a major cotton culti-vating region and defence services cotton cultivation batta-lions are required to produce sufficient cotton for the factories of the Tatmadaw. As per-acre yields of cotton are still low, efforts must be made to boost yields to meet the demand of the Tatmadaw. Natural fertilizer can be produced from animal wastes by breeding livestock on surplus land. Measures must be taken to boost yields properly by using quality seeds, treating soil, supplying suffi-cient water and applying correct cultivation techniques. Wind-breaks must be planted around the edges of plantations for the greening of the surroundings. Tasks must be carried out pragmatically and successfully.

Then, the Senior General and party inspected the cultivation and production of cotton in the battalion and gave necessary instructions on reports of responsible officers.

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