04 Sep 19 - Source: Global New Light Of Myanmar - Floods brought on by torrential rain have damaged 9,897 acres out of 81,523 acres of monsoon paddy cultivated in four townships of Myeik District, including Taninthayi Township, in the current fiscal year, according to the Myeik District Agriculture Department.
According to the department, the floods have damaged 1,926 acres out of 24,531 acres of monsoon paddy in Myeik Township, 4,470 acres out of 12,750 acres of monsoon paddy in Palaw Township, and about 3,501 acres out of 12,750 acres of paddy in Taninthayi Township.
The department has submitted a proposal to the regional government to provide paddy seeds to farmers in flood-hit areas so they can grow paddy on time.
Some local farmers have planted 637 acres of paddy in flood-affected areas in Taninthayi Township and 57 acres in Myeik Township under their own arrangements in August, said U Win Zaw, the Assistant Director of the Myeik District AgricultureDepartment. — Myint Oo (Myeik) (Translated by Hay Mar)