Ministry of Cooperatives
Agency overview
Formed5 April 1951; 71 years ago (1951-04-05)
Preceding agencies
  • Ministry of State Cooperative and Commodity Distribution
  • Ministry of Civil Supply and Cooperatives
DissolvedMarch 2016, 30 (30-03-2016)
JurisdictionGovernment of Burma
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Cooperatives (Burmese: သမဝါယမဝန်ကြီးဌာန administers Burma's agricultural cooperative policies.

The ministry was founded as the Ministry of State Cooperative and Commodity Distribution on 5 April 1951.[1] It was merged with Ministry of Civil Supply Services on 26 March 1962 to form the Ministry of Civil Supply and Cooperatives, and separated again on 18 June 1965.[1]

The Ministry is currently led by Dr. Aung Thu, who was appointed by President U Htin Kyaw under the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in May 2016.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b "Brief History of the Ministry of Cooperatives". Ministry of Cooperatives. 8 July 2011. Archived from the original on 29 June 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2015.
  2. ^ Thein Sein (27 August 2012). "Union Ministers reshuffled Order No. 22/2012". President Office. Retrieved 27 June 2015.