Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits Tatmadaw hospital in Fort Bahtoo, Integrated Farm (Bhatoo San), livestock breeding and training battalion

Vice-Senior General Soe Win visits Tatmadaw hospital in Fort Bahtoo, Integrated Farm (Bhatoo San), livestock breeding and training battalion

Nay Pyi Taw April 5

Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army)Vice-Senior General Soe Win, accompanied by senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Eastern Command and senior military officers, visited the defence services hospital in Fort Bahtoo this morning.

At the hospital, an official reported on giving of medical treatment to officers,other ranks and families and providing of healthcare to local people. The Vice-Senior General gave instructions on providing of medical treatment to any patient coming to hospital out of goodwill and compassion,and attended to the needs.

The Vice-Senior General and party asked individual officers, other ranks and war veterans receiving treatment at the hospital about their diseases and medical treatment.He then spoke words of encouragement presented foods and urged them to do daily physical exercise for their health.

Daw Than Than Nwe, wife of the Vice-Senior General, and party also cordially greeted the families receiving treatment at the hospital, comforted them and presented foods to them.

The Vice-Senior General and party viewed round the mass hall, kitchen,storage of food rations, medical equipment,disease screening machines and hostel for nursing officers. The Vice-Senior General presented cash awards to the officers, other ranks and families.

The Vice-Senior General and party inspected the swimming pool of Bahtoo Station Hospital and implementation of related tasks. Offi cials conducted them round there.

The Vice-Senior General and party visited Integrated Farm (Bhatoo San) of Tatamadaw Combat Forces School (Bhatoo)and inspected breeding of layers, broilers,DYL pigs and dairy cows and cultivation of summer paddy.

Integrated Farm (Bhatoo San) raises 1,500 layers (Novogen Brown), 800 broilers(Maykha), 100 ducks, 188 DYL pigs,52 dairy cows, eight domestic cows and 6 acres of summer paddy. From January to March 2019, the farm produced 87,060 chicken eggs (about 29,020 eggs per month),1,647 viss of chicken (about 549 viss per month), and 1,343 viss of pork (about 447 viss per month). Trainees, officers, other ranks and families were able to buy products at prices lower than market price—by 18 percent of chicken eggs, 22 percent of chicken and 32 percent of pork. Moreover, 2,542 viss (about 847 viss per month) of milk and dairy products from January to March this year.

The Vice-Senior General and party went to armour department of Tatmadaw (Army) Combat Forces School (Bahtoo) and viewed skill demonstration.

The Vice-Senior General and party visited the livestock breeding and training battalion in Fort Bahtoo. The commander officer reported on the implementation of the objectives and establishment of model agricultural and livestock breeding zone.

The Vice-Senior General and party inspected construction of the 55-acres zone,cultivation of seasonal crops and crops suitable to the soil and breeding of DYL pedigree pigs, layers and dairy cows. They then inspected breeding of horses and ponies.

The Livestock Breeding and Training Battalion has a total of 2,429 horses, mules and donkeys, and is carrying out the duties of artificial breeding and frontline operations.The natural breeding was used previously.However, the breeding with the artificial insemination has been carried out since 2011.The techniques of artificial insemination in horse species was exchanged with India.India gave two stallions, 20 mares, two mules and two male donkeys, totaling 26 as gifts of the goodwill relation between the two countries on 26 September 2016. The breeding with the artificial insemination in horses and donkeys from India and local horses were made as from 2017. In this regard, the artificial insemination is being made among horse species and among donkey species scientifically. Thanks to the efforts, the 10-month old horse is 51.5 inches in height, 46 inches in circumference,44 inches in length and 337 lbs in weight,and its growth is 3.5 inches to 8.5 inches bigger than local horse species. The eightmonth old donkey from India is 47.5 inches in height, 47.5 inches in circumference, 43 inches in length and 323 lbs in weight. As the father of those donkey species is only 55 inches in height, the offspring born with the artificial insemination may be higher than their parents. The success in breeding with the artificial insemination will contribute a lot to the frontline operation duties and the development of logistic support in remote areas.

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