SUGARCANE plantations in Tae Hla Village of Than Bo vil-lage-tract, Meiktila Township, have been successful and are sold in the regional market daily, according to local cultivators.
U Tin Win and two other cultivators received help from the township agriculture depart-ment and ActionAid Myanmar to plant sugarcane species from Nay Pyi Taw. He says the project began a year ago and is quite successful now, with their sug-arcane making its way into the regional market every day.
The sugarcanes are sold at K300 per piece at the wholesale venue in Meiktila. There are sugarcane juice stalls along the Meiktila-Kyaukpadaung road and they purchase the plants at K400 a piece. They normally sell 40-50 bundles with 10 sugarcanes each every day.
U Tin Win, said they send more than that number to the wholesale venues. His plantation measures roughly 0.80 acre and currently produces about 7,000 canes. He predicts he will get to 10,000 canes for the first time. U Tin Win said he has invested K700,000 into the plantation.
Sugarcanes can be harvest-ed up to three times but culti-vators usually harvest only the second wave, which is said to be produce the best crops. —Chan Thar (Meiktila) (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)