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Myanmar hungry to become top rice exporter again

Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corp. tied up with trading house Mitsui & Co. in 2013 to ship rice to Japan.

YANGON -- Myanmar was once a world power when it came to rice exports, and it is working hard to become one again.

     With the government positioning rice as a main export, Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corp. (Mapco), a major rice trader, is upgrading its facilities and equipment to improve the quality of rice grown in the Southeast Asian country.

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