Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Ministry announces tenders for fishing plots

A total of more than 900 fishing plots and 150 ponds in Yangon Region will be put out to tender in April, according to the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development.

The bid for fishing plots of land in Kungyangon Township will announced and chosen starting from April 9, according to Thant Zin from the Fisheries Department.

“Fishing plots of land and ponds in the entire Yangon Region will be bid for by privates. The winner will be given a year permit. Regarding the upgrading of the ponds, we are collaborating for it with local fish-pond firms,” said Thant Zin, from the Fisheries Department.

Presently, there are a total of 904 plots in the Yangon River, and the tenders are put out yearly for private firms to use for fishing.

The fish pond revenue from 152 ponds in Yangon Region for the fiscal year 2014-15 is expected to be Ks 202 million while the revenue from the entire ponds in Yangon for the last fiscal year was Ks 232 million, according to the Fisheries Department.

source: Eleven Myanmar
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