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MYANMAR - EU and Germany invest 22.25 million EUR in aquaculture program

The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has officially launched the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Program. Over the course of five years, MYSAP will support the sustainable development of aquaculture in Myanmar, with 22.25 million EUR in funding from the European Union and the German government. The program aims to help improving nutrition standards and food security, and to create livelihoods. 

February 1, 2018

The Department of Fisheries of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation hosted the official launch of the Myanmar Sustainable Aquaculture Programme (MYSAP) in Naypyidaw.

Over the course of five years, MYSAP will support the sustainable development of aquaculture in Myanmar, with 22.25 million EUR (36.70 billion MMK) in funding from the European Union and the German government. The programme aims to help improving nutrition standards and food security, and to create livelihoods. 

 “Cyclone Nargis in 2008 and a lack of preservation of fishery resources in Myanmar have led to a decline in aquaculture production. Therefore, the Department of Fisheries is taking action,\" said U Khin Maung Maw, Director General of the Department of Fisheries. 

\"MYSAP will benefit children, nutrition, and many other Sustainable Development Goals, jobs, investments, trade, the environment and government capacity,\" said Kristian Schmidt, Ambassador of the European Union to Myanmar emphasising how MYSAP will contribute to realising multiple development goals.

Source: Mizzima // Original Article 

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