ROK’s 233 MT of rice for poverty alleviation in Myanmar (23 July 2018)
On 23 July 2018, General Manager of the APTERR Secretariat Mr. Chanpithya Shimphalee attended the rice distribution to the poor in Magway Region of Myanmar. The event was held by the Department of Agriculture (DOA), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation led by Deputy Director General Mr. Aye Ko Ko. Representative of Public Parliament of Mindone Township as well as the representatives from local government agencies also attended this significant event.
This rice is part of 500 MT of rice contributed by the Republic of Korea (ROK) through the APTERR Tier 3 programme. The 233-MT rice assistance will be distributed to 22,655 beneficiaries in Mon State, Magway Region and Kachin State. The programme is expected to be finished by mid-August 2018.