“I did not expect to be appointed chief minister,” he said. “If anything, I thought I might one day become a minister for agriculture.”
The municipal affairs minister for Rakhine State, Min Aung, was yesterday voted out of office by his peers at an emergency session of the state parliament in Sittwe.
Once perfected in Burma, the technology could help other large-scale restoration projects, said WIF’s Lyngdoh.
On a hot day this month, farmers and workers could be seen harvesting potatoes in the wide expanse of fields outside southern Shan State’s Heho Township.
Burma and Japan are currently negotiating a fresh MoU aimed at creating technical training programmes in Japan, as well as protecting trainees’ rights.
The introduction of more productive crops is a key strategy for helping vulnerable communities in the Dry Zone.