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Rakhine Trip by Mandalay Ma Ba Tha (6)

Oct 13, 2017,

Arrived in Shwe Ba Ho Village in Maung Daw Township. Carried down 2 paddy thresher machine from the truck while venerable abbots are resting at Shwe Ba Ho Village monastery. It was easy to put on the truck with machinery at Sit Twe City. However, is not easy to carry down with human force in Maung Daw.

Moustache U Mg Mg’s group lead to carry down the paddy thresher machine put into the warehouse. Every youth monks and men help them. 2700000 kyats for 1 paddy thresher machine and 1850000 kyats for 1 paddy harvest machine.

Mandalay Ma Ba Tha donated 1 paddy thresher machine. Shwe San Nwe Abbot donated 1 paddy thresher machine. Kant Ba Luu Koe Taung Pyae Aung Theik Di Monastery Abbot and his group donated 2 paddy harvest machines. Si ko Su and Wira Tin Soe from America donated 2 paddy harvest machines. The primary objective is to buy China made one paddy harvest machine with 1700000 kyats. However, the machine company suggested buying Vietnam made one paddy harvest machine with 1850000 kyats for the long term.

Now, paddy harvest machines are in Rakhine people’s hands. They do not use it yet because needed a few days to reach harvest. Already donated 6 tractors with the lead of the writer. 4 tractors are used in raining season and 2 tractors keep in the warehouse of Shwe Ba Ho monastery. Need to find 4 more tractors because next planting season will need 10 tractors.

 

Shwe San Nwe Abbot and his group donated 3000000 kyats. Si Ko Su and Wira Tin Soe donated 3000000 kyats and Mandalay Ma Ba Tha donated the needed money 400000 kyats. Mandalay Ma Ba Tha Association donates total 3100000 kyats and this is the sixth donation.

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