War Veterans Housings being built in whole country to fulfill social needs of war veterans, their families


Myanma Thargaung War Veterans Housing (Laydauntkan) in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township, Yangon Region, is included in the endeavours to ensure a peaceful life for retired Tatmadaw members, generate job opportunities for families of Tatmadaw and war veterans and fulfill their education, health, socio-economic and welfare needs. Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), and Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Thet Pon, inspected the housing project this morning.

At the briefing hall, Commander Maj-Gen Thet Pon and Director of Directorate of Military Engineers Brig-Gen Myo Thant presented a report on the progress in implementing the housing project, growing of shady trees and windbreakers, future plantation plans, erection of farm for pedigree layers, distribution of eggs to war veterans and families at reasonable prices, power and water supply, and construction of a garment factory that will generate job opportunities for families of war veterans.

In response, the Senior General stressed the need to meet the set standard in constructing buildings, systematically build drains and culverts, construct of a modern library for broadening knowledge capacity of war veterans and families in the compound of the housing, build a playground and recreation park and systematically plant shady trees and windbreakers. Officials then conducted the Senior General round the housing project.

The Senior General and party inspected raising of layers at the advanced layer farms which can breed 20,000 layers in the compound of war veterans housing and progress in construction of the garment factory where officials conducted them round the sites.

Seven two-unit six-storey buildings for other ranks have been built at Myanma Thargaung war veterans housing in Dagon Myothit (Seikkan) Township in 2017. Three two-unit six-storey buildings are under construction there in 2018. So far, the construction is about 30 percent complete. As layer farms are built with the aim of contributing to food supplies of families of war veterans, the modern layer farms are equipped with devices of automatic feeding system, sanitation system and egg collection system and air-conditioners. These farms produce more than 18,000 eggs per day to be sold to seven townships at cheap prices. Moreover, a garment factory is under construction for creating employment opportunities.

On arrival at Basic Education High School in No 1 Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Ward near the war veterans housing, the Senior General and party inspected progress in construction of a three-storey steel structure school building donated by families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air). The old school building was damaged as a dangerous one due to using it for many years. The new building has been under construction since 2018 with contribution of families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air). So far, construction of the building is 94 percent complete. The school has six buildings with 25 classrooms. As a total of 1,395 students attended the school in 2018-2019 academic year, schooling hours were divided into two times in the morning and in the afternoon sessions depending on needs of classrooms. Upon completion, new school building will accept 1,850 students in 2019-2020 academic year, so it does not need to divide schooling hours. Sanitation has been carried out in the compound of the school, with facilities of drains and concrete pavements for enabling teachers and students to happily pass the academic year at the school.

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