Man­grove for­est to be planted along the Gulf of Mottma

Mizzima Business Weekly - - NEWS ROUNDUPS -

Myan­mar is plan­ning to plant a man­grove for­est along the Gulf of Mottma in the south­ern coast of the coun­try, aimed at pro­tect­ing peo­ple from nat­u­ral dis­as­ters, Xin­hua re­ported quot­ing state me­dia. A field sur­vey is be­ing con­ducted by the Yan­gon Re­gion Fish­ery Depart­ment on grow­ing more than 27,700 acres of man­groves in five coastal town­ship ar­eas of Than- lyin, Kyauk­tan, Kayan, Thonegwa and Kun­chang­one. The depart­ment will choose the cov­er­age area for the pro­tected for­est un­der the man­age­ment of the re­gional gov­ern­ment which will pay com­pen­sa­tion and pro­vide land sub­sti­tutes to lo­cal farm­ers, U Tun Win Myint, head of the depart­ment was quoted as say­ing.

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