Foreign, domestic companies to operate state-run farms

Thirty one farms and factories owned by Burma’s Ministry of Livestock Fisheries and Rural Development will soon be operated by foreign and domestic companies under a governmental joint venture plan, according to state media. The programme, for which applications are open until 28 March, aims to maximise the economical efficiency of the industrial agriculture projects. Factories available for management include those for veterinary medicines, feed, and processing of pork products, while farms include those for ducks, chickens and pigs.