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MYANMAR BECOMES WORLD'S SECOND LARGEST PULSES EXPORTER

YANGON, JAN 10
, Myanmar has become the second largest exporter of pulses in the world, replacing Australia and standing only after Canada, according to the latest issue of the local weekly journal The Myanmar Times, reports Xinhua.
Quoting a head of a local trade organization, the journal reported that Myanmar exported 800,000 tons of pulses in 2001, a ten-fold increase during the past decade.
U Tin Aung, chairman of the Myanmar pulses, Beans and Sesame seeds Merchants' Association, attributed the possibility of Myanmar to sustain and penetrate the international markets to its increase both in quality and quantity of its pulses export.
He disclosed that Myanmar has laid down future plans which include introduction of a uniform weight measuring system and cooperation with farmers.
Myanmar mainly exports its pulses to India and Japan and new markets are being sought in Jordan and Pakistan.
The country's most popular pulses export items are black gram, green mung beans and pigeon peas. #

Source: today Independent newspaper from Bangladesh