Twantay Marine Institute construction expected to complete in June next year

With a view to providing technical trainings to fish farmers, Twantay Marine Institute in Twantay Fishery Department is slated to complete in June next year, said U Hla Win, head of Yangon Region Fishery Department.
The institute will be established on 7 acre land of Twantay Fishery Department. In addition to marine institute hall, laboratory, dorm for trainees, reinforced concrete building with eight apartments will be built. The authorities has invited open tenders for construction of Marine Institute as from 11 October. Tender evaluation process will be finished in December. The construction will start in January.
The construction project is allocated Ks1 billion. It is slated to finish in June, 2019. The institute intends to open courses in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.
“The majority of fish, shrimp and crab farming ponds are primarily found in Twantay Township. As it is not that far from Ayeyawady Region, fish farmers from Ayeyawady can come to attend the course. Those whoever enthusiastic can attend the course free of charge”, said U Hla Win.
The institute will offer courses related to induced reproduction, viral disease in fish and shrimp farming, farming techniques, water quality testing, pond water experiment and feeding system. Those students who will attend fishery course at Zoology Department of Yangon University in the coming academic year can go on a study tour to the Marine Institute.
The country has many breeders who want to execute fish and shrimp farming but they are not in touch with systematic techniques for farming. Some of them came to ask for suggestions from the heavy businessmen. Therefore, awareness campaigns are required to disseminate information to the fish farmers, said U Zaw Lin, treasurer from Myanmar Fisheries Federation.
The Fishery Department has been conducting awareness activities for the breeders through the respective fishery departments of the regions and states, adding fish species into lakes, creeks and rivers and combating illegal fishing to conserve water resource.
Myanmar’s Fishery Department has opened Fishery Institute in Yangon to enhance capacity building of its staff, and fishery courses are also opened in Pyapon, Sagaing, Thaton and Bago townships.
Of 480,000 acres of fish and shrimp farm, over 86,000 acres are located in Yangon Region, according to Yangon Region Fishery Department.

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