Emerald Green Project to be implemented in Thaton

15 November 2016
Emerald Green Project to be implemented in Thaton
A creek bridge at the entrance to Danu Village in Thaton Township, Mon State. Photo: MNA

As part of efforts to reduce rural poverty, an Emerald Green Project is being implemented in Thaton District, Mon State by the Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development, with plans to spend Ks60 million to improve the economic status of local fishermen, state media reported on 15 November.
Under the programme, loans will be offered this year to residents living in target areas, including two villages from Thaton Township, two from Paung Township, three from Kyaikhto Township and three from Bilin Township, according to U Soe Win Zaw, head of Thaton District Fisheries Department.
The government selects villages for the programme under its rules, which gives priority to needy fishing villages with good transport facilities and with at least 80 households.