Mon State plans to export raw salt to Korea, Japan

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Mawlamyine, 25 November

Salt farmers told Than Lwin Times that they sent samples of the sun-dried salt from Mon State to South Korea and Japan for assessment.

Both countries are inspecting raw salt samples for quality and figuring out the route, cost, and amount of salt that can be imported.

According to a salt expert, while Myanmar cannot send all seven million tons of salt that South Korea requires, it is currently sending some, and 20 tons (12,000 viss) of salt have been sent to Japan for quality testing.

In addition, he added that only if the other countries accept the raw salt after inspection will they have to discuss the continued delivery of the salt.

A salt farmer told Than Lwin Times that if South Korea and Japan buy Myanmar’s raw salt, a strong market would emerge and it would be convenient for salt farmers.

Sun-dried salt is mainly produced in Paung, Thanbyuzayet, and Ye townships in Mon State, producing more than 40,000 tons of salt annually, which is used only in the domestic market.

The salt industry has faced losses in recent years due to the shutdown of most local industries during the coup, skyrocketing general costs, including fuel, and frequent climate change.

News – Than Lwin Times

Photo- CJ

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