Nay Pyi Taw, September 7
As families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) held a ceremony of releasing fingerlings into Yezin Dam in Zeyathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area this evening for ensuring the increase of fish sources, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the ceremony to release fingerlings into the dam.
Also present on the occasion together with the Senior General were his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-inChief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win and wife Daw Than Than Nwe, UnionMinister Lt-Gen Sein Win and Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung and wife, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Air) and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and their wives, the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command and wife, officers, other ranks and families.
First, the Senior General and wife together with senior military officers and their wives released fingerlings into Yezin Dam. Then, officers, other ranks and families set 62,900 fingerlings free into Yezin Dam. The Senior General and wife together with senior military officers viewed releasing of fingerlings into the dam.
Yezin Dam can store 73,000 acre feet of water at full brim and irrigate about 30,000 acres of farmlands in Yezin Village and nearby villages. The dam supplying drinking water to local people contributes to environmental conservation as well as ecosystem. Families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) have been releasing fingerlings into the dam since 2011 not to deplete fish sources there and to conserve fish species. So far, they have released 485,700 fingerlings in various fish species including Thai barbus fish, silver sturgeon, Rohu and grass-eater Rohu.