The Myanmar Sugarcane Dealers Association is planning soon to study sugarcane plantations and sugar production in Thailand, an official from the association said last week.
“[The study] will probably be
during the end of January. Our plans were submitted to the ministry
concerned. The study group will have more than 30 members. Officials
from sugar mills, farmers and members of small, medium and large
industries will be included in the group,” U Soe Lin, chairman of the
Myanmar Sugarcane Dealers Association told The Myanmar Times.
The study will take about one week, he added.
from the Thai government said the study will cover sugarcane
cultivation, harvesting, transportation, crushing and also sugar
There are about 50 sugar refineries currently in
operation in Thailand. The country produces about ten million tonnes of
sugar per year. Local consumption is over two million tonnes per year,
while Thailand exports over seven million tonnes per year.
only produces 380,000 tonnes of sugar annually. The reason that the
output from Thailand is different despite the fact that we border each
other is because of a difference in investment and policy,” U Soe Lin
“Thailand uses mechanised farming. The state invests money
in their big factories. The output turns out well because of high
calibre machinery and good farming techniques,” he added.
are 21 sugar mills in Myanmar, and 19 are currently in operation. A
total of 30,000 tonnes of sugar is produced per day, which is sufficient
for domestic consumption.
source: The Myanmar Times