Chairman of State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaingaddresses meeting 3/2021 of Management Committee of State Administration Council

Nay Pyi Taw March 11

The Management Committee of the State Administration Council held meeting 3/2021 at the meetinghall of the State AdministrationCouncil Chairman’s Office, here,this afternoon, with an address delivered by Chairman of the State Administration Council Commanderin- Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.

Also present at the meeting were Vice Chairman of the CouncilDeputy Commander-in-Chief ofDefence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Union Ministers GeneralMya Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Soe Htut, UWunna Maung Lwin, Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, U Win Shein, U AungNaing Oo, U Chit Naing, U Ko Ko, U Tin Htut Oo, Admiral TinAung San, U Khin Maung Yi, UAung Than Oo, U Myint Kyaing, Dr. Pwint Hsan, Dr. Nyunt Pe, Dr. Thet Khaing Win, U Shwe Lay,Dr. Thet Thet Khaing, U Maung Maung Ohn and U Saw Tun AungMyint and Attorney-General of theUnion Dr. Daw Thida Oo.

In his opening address, the Senior General said the management committee is to mainly implementtasks of social, economic andinternational relations of the State. During more than one month period when the Council has taken responsibilities of the State, sometasks have completed by cent percent and some tasks which need to be continuously undertaken must be carried out in possibleways. Five future programmes the Council which has adopted sincethe time of assumption comprise ‘efforts will be made to recover businesses that faced loss causedby COVID-19 in various ways as quickly as possible’. Economy plays a key role in three main driving forces of the State. It is necessary toencourage domestic economy suchas SMEs related to the objectives involved in the nine objectives, as further development of production based on agriculture and livestock breeding and stability of market economy and inviting international investments. The Senior General stressed the need to set aim for further production of goods. If the people have good economy, demand willincrease. Consequently, supply will also be higher, contributing to improvement of social economic life. Relevant departments need to cooperate with each other so as to carry out economic tasks in a short/long run. Other departments need to take cooperation measures and giveadvice for better improvement oftasks. Moreover, all must strive forsuccessful operation of the tourismindustry which can rapidly contribute to State economy. Tourism industry is benefitting all arenas.

With regard to duty discharging and carrying out of tasks at ministries, the Council is on the path of multi-party democracy. As democracyis a practice but not an ism, ministries need to do their tasks in accord with the practice of democracy.

So, it is necessary to clarify practice of democracy to service personnel. Regarding the rank promotion ofstaff, instruction has been givento promote deserved ranks for those who are skillful in works and loyal to the State. Staff must be undergone on-job training and at training schools for enhancingcapacity to culture hierarchicalrespect in unity in respective departments.

Democracy can be realized with disciplines, not undisciplined acts. Hence, relevant departments need to do their tasks in accord with the practice of democracy so as to have achievement in their missions.

Next, the Union ministers reported on permission to double the salaries of permanent and daily-wage staffin Maungtaw District of Rakhine State and Paletwa Township of Chin State and increase their daily allowances, matters related to the agreements and MoUs between Myanmar and Bangladesh, taxexemption, appointment of members of the Securities and ExchangeSupervisory Commission and cash award presentation, disbursementof special Covid loans and loan returns, supervision of State-owned cinemas, spending of emergencyfund on agricultural, livestock breeding and transport sectors,raising of socio-economic development fund for mining work and feasibility study of lead excavation.

The Senior General said needs arise now to reopen the hospitals. There are 1,177 hospitals in all regions and states but some arefound to be closed. According tothe ethics of healthcare staff, they need to provide public healthcareto everyone regardless of friend or enemy. The State will give medical doctors rights and privileges theydeserve. In this regard, the Ministryof Health and Sports and relevant ministries need to seek ways and means. Medical doctors themselvesneed to live in line with their professionalethics. Public healthcareservices must be considered on a long-term basis as they are essential.

Regarding banking services, banks are responsible for cash flow. They need to operate regularly in accord with the rules and disciplines.It is necessary to take legal actionagainst the banks that fail to followthe disciplines. A modern andupdated banking system should also be adopted. Only when banks operate regularly, can monetarymatters be smoothly handled forthe public.

Without good education, a country cannot develop. Therefore, education promotion is necessary.Education promotion efforts mustbe based on the alreadyexisting national strategies so that students are not abused as an experiment.

Closure of schools causes losses to individual students as well asthe State. So, preparations arebeing made to reopen the schoolssystematically. Other ministriesalso need to render help for nationaleducation promotion.

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