Nov 14, 2012

US plans to buy Myanmar rice for Iraq

The United States is planning to buy rice from Myanmar to be sent to Iraq, Chit Khaing, president of Myanmar Paddy, Producers Association said last week.

Myanmar has exported about 70,000 tonnes so far in this fiscal year and expects to export 1.5 million tonnes more by end of the year, he said.

Chit Khaing added that Japanese firms, whose market includes Africa, also imported rice from the country.

Source: 11 Media Group