NAY PYI TAW, April 21
The Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, currently in Ulan-Ude City of the Russian Federation at the invitation of Minister of Defence Army General Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shouigu of the Russian Federation and the Russia-Myanmar Military Technological Cooperation Committee, viewed production of helicopters at ULANUDE Aviation Plant on the evening of 20 April.
First, the Senior General and party arrived at ULAN-UDE Aviation Plant. At the meeting hall, Managing Director of ULAN-UDE Aviation Plant Mr. AIEXEY KOZLOV and officials explained manufacturing of helicopters and fighter airplanes. The Senior General raised questions.
The Senior General and party viewed round assembling and manufacturing of helicopters in the plant. They took Mi 171 helicopter manufactured by the plant to view scenes of Ulan-Ude City. After posing for documentary group photo, the Senior General and party visited the training halls of ULAN-UDE Aviation Plant.
The Senior General and party attended a working dinner hosted by Prime Minister Mr. Aleksey Sambuevich Tsidenov of the Republic of Burya Tiya. During the dinner, local ethnic cultural troupes from the Republic of Burya Tiya performed songs and dances.
After the dinner, the Senior General presented commemorative gifts to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Burya Tiya and officials. Burya Tiya is an industrialized republic where factories and industries can manufacture planes and helicopters from start to end of working process. Around 5 percent of the population in Russia are the followers of Buddhism. There are more than 980,000 people residing in Republic of Burya Tiya and 30 percent of the population profess Buddhism. It is a Republic with the largest number of people believing in Buddhism in Russia.
Next, the Myanmar Tatmadaw goodwill delegation led by the Senior General took a high-speed train from Ulan-Ude station to Irkutsk city. While taking the train, the Senior General and party viewed freshwater Lake Baikal, which is the deepest and the largest of its kind in the world, and its natural environs as well as the regional situation.
Lake Baikal is located east of east Siberia in Russia Federation, between Republic of Burya Tiya and Irkutsk Oblast. It is 636 km long and it is 79.5 km wide. Its total surface area is 31,722 square kilometers. The deepest point of the lake is 1,642 metres. In winter, the lake surface is covered in ice and its thickness is about three metres. Natural forests surrounding the lake are well conserved.