Brunei delegation eyes rice and paddy exports

A Delegation from Brunei Darussalam will visit Myanmar to discuss buying rice and paddy, according to agriculture ministry officials, as the government continues an urgent search for new export markets. The Brunei delegation will visit Myanmar later this month to discuss importing high-quality rice, paddy and production of a hybrid paddy strain, according to a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on November 2. Exporting paddy would require a change in Myanmar regulation, as the government has typically restricted exports to rice. Brunei’s Minister of Primary Resources and Tourism Dato Ali bin Apong raised the possibility of importing rice with Myanmar’s agriculture minister, U Aung Thu, at an ASEAN agriculture and forestry meeting in Singapore held from October 6 to 8, Myanmar’s agriculture ministry said.

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