JUTE MILLS &
Jute Industries (MJI) has
become an entity under Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation (MOAI)
since 1994, agro-based Industries under the Ministry of Industries (1)
were handed over to MOAI for better co-ordination between crop output
and factory production.
There are altogether six separate jute growing and purchasing zones under MJI
viz: Ma -U Bin zone, Hinthada zone, Tharyarwady zone, Taungoo zone. Yangon
Division is directly supervised by MJI Head-office.
The Jute mills & factories
in Myanmar under MJI are
Okkyin Jute Mill
2. Myaung Mya Jute Mill
3. Dawbon Carpet Products Factory
4. Wakema Jute Grading & Baling Factory
5. Ma-U Bin Jute Grading & Baling Factory
6. Da-Nu-Byu Jute Grading & Baling Factory
7. Kyone Pyaw Jute Grading & Baling Factory
8. Tharyarwady Jute Grading & Baling Factory
9. Pyay Jute Grading & Baling Factory
10.Taungoo Jute Grading & Baling Factory
11. Okkyin Jute Grading & Baling Factory
12. Ma-U-Bin Paper Mail
under MJI produce the following commodities:
Long Jute, White / Tossa,
Grade A, B, C, D, E, E2 , Cutting, White/ Tossa, Cutting I, Cutting
(b) Jute Products
Jute Bags, Hessian, Carpet
backing Cloth, Jute Carpets, Cotton Carpets, Polypropylene Carpets,
Wool Carpets, Stuffer Yarns, Jute Twines, Jute Yarns, Sacking Cloth,
Jute Handicrafts, Various Writing -Papers, File Covers, Exercise
Books, Tissue Paper
and yield of jute and allied fibre production in Myanmar in
comparison to other major jute producing countries.
The major items of export from MJI are as follows:
Raw Jute, Jute Bags, Hessian, Carpet Backing Cloth, Carpets,
Yearly total Jute grown area, jute production and export
quantity are as shown below:
grown area (Hectare)
|| Area (2002/2003)
killed 128,000 people in Myanmar
Cyclone Nargis devastated Rangoon and the nearby Irrawaddy river delta on May 2 and 3,
2008 killing perhaps 128,000 people and leaving as many as 2 million others fighting for their lives, the new capital escaped unscathed.
In Brussels, the European Union called on the military junta to allow entry to
aid workers to help victims avert "an even greater tragedy," and France urged
U.N. action if the junta did not cooperate. Spain said that failure to allow aid
in could amount to a crime against humanity. The United Nations says more than 1.5 million people are struggling to survive
and up to 100,000 are dead or missing after cyclone Nargis hit.
victims in Burma
Burma government said that almost 78,000 people have died and nearly 56,000 more
are missing. The Red Cross put the possible death toll at 128,000.
Parts of Yangon, Myanmar’s main city, were still without power Saturday night,
two weeks after the storm, and water supplies were sporadic. Gasoline was still
being rationed and prices in the market continued to rise — along with civic
anger and frustration.
International pressure on the ruling military junta in Myanmar
continued to grow over the weekend as a senior United Nations envoy was due to
arrive in Yangon on Sunday to talk with government officials about what the
United Nations has called a slow response to international aid offers after
Cyclone Nargis. The French ambassador, Jean-Maurice Ripert, warned on Friday that the
government’s refusal to allow aid to be delivered to people “could lead to a
true crime against humanity,” according to The Associated Press.
The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations also called an emergency
meeting of its foreign ministers for Monday in Singapore. The association has asked to see a disaster report from the junta and wants to
discuss the regime’s refusal to accept more aid and its refusal to allow foreign
relief experts into the country.
May 22, 2008: The Red Cross says Cyclone Nargis may have affected as many as 2.5 million
people in Burma, and international groups say the death toll could end up being
more than 100,000. Burma raised its official death toll last week to 38,000, as weather
organizations predicted more heavy rain that could make flooding in the
country's agricultural belt even worse.
The United Nations says lack of emergency aid could contribute to famine and
disease that would send the death toll even higher. In New York Wednesday, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters the
reclusive Burmese government has shown some flexibility in allowing aid into the
country. But he added it is "far too short."