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05 March 2021

Online farewell meeting for Myanmar’s APTERR Council member


On 27 October 2020, the APTERR Secretariate led by Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee, General Manager, attended the online farewell meeting for Mr. Aye Ko Ko, Deputy Director General of the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation and the APTERR Council member from Myanmar, who will be retired in November 2020.


Mr. Chanpithya expressed his heartfelt gratitude and appreciation to Mr. Aye Ko Ko for devoting his utmost efforts in supporting the APTERR activities, especially the successful implementation of Tier 3 programme in Myanmar.  


While serving as the APTERR Council member, Mr. Aye Ko Ko and his team actively promoted the APTERR activities to be widely recognised in the country. A number of APTERR Tier 3 programmes, whether in the form of pre-positioned stockpiled rice system or the urgent request, were effectively implemented to strengthen food security amid an emergency situation in Myanmar. This year alone, there are 1,652 MT of rice contributed by Japan and the Republic of Korea implemented through Tier 3 programme in Myanmar.


Besides, the APTERR Secretariat took this opportunity to update and discuss with the DOA about the ongoing Tier 3 programmes in Myanmar to ensure a smooth and effective implementation in providing timely rice assistance to people’s needs, especially during this uncertain time of COVID-19.  


Both vowed to continually deepen cooperation through the APTERR mechanism to strengthen food security in the future.