Chairman of State Administration Council Commanderin- Chief of  Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets members of  Kayin State Administration Council and departmental personnel

Nay Pyi Taw May 31

Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met members of Kayin State Administration Council (KSAC) and departmental personnel at the KSAC Office in Hpa-an this morning.

Present at the meeting together with the Senior General were SAC members Admiral Tin Aung San, General Maung Maung Kyaw, Lt- Gen Moe Myint Tun, Mahn Nyein Maung, Dr Banya Aung Moe, Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo, Union ministers Dr Nyunt Pe, Dr Thet Khaing Win, U Shwe Lay, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Moe Aung, senior military officers of the Office of the Commanderin- Chief, Chairman of KSAC U Saw Myint Oo, Commander of South-East Command Maj-Gen Ko Ko Maung, the chief justice of Kayin State,  members of KSAC and departmental officials.

First, the Senior General and party were welcomed by the KSAC chairman and members. At the meeting hall, the KSAC chairman presented a report on social, economic, health and regional development undertakings of Kayin State, progress in implementing the Covid -19 vaccination program, border trade and general issues.

In response, the Senior General spoke of the need to extend the roads in accord with their standard width, to consider the inclusion of motorcycle roads for the safety of bikers as their population is high and to ensure proper drains and grow shade trees along the roads for their durability. As regards the actions taken against riots during the  emergency period, he said there may be demonstrations in a democratic system. But, actions have been taken only against the persons trying to fan the problems by making instigations through false information and those who are causing hazards. In explaining the Pankin project to issue national registration cards for NRC-less citizens, he said during the scrunity process of the erroneous 2020 election, it was found that over 239,000 voters in Kayin State had no NRCs. Hence, efforts are being made to issue NRCs for citizens in the designated time. Under the project, NRCs will be issued for all the ethnic races entitled to have NRC and the persons who meet the requirements stated in the 1982 Citizenship Law. SAC is implementing the five future programs and is also striving to hold a free and fair election. Hence, it is exerting efforts to ensure that all the citizens have NRC at the time they cast votes.

Then, the Senior General delivered a speech, saying the sports sector of the country, which was at the top of others in the past, has fallen even below ASEAN counterparts.

However, success in sports cannot be achieved immediately and it takes time to do so. Promoting the sports sector requires health and fitness of athletes, techniques and high-standard gymnasiums and stadiums. Therefore, the government will build sports, gymnasiums and stadiums and high-standard swimming pools in respective states and regions. It is important to build gymnasiums and stadiums that meet necessary requirements.

Sports not only contribute to health but also inspire love for the country and patriotism. Therefore, it is necessary to improve the image of the country by promoting the sports sector.

Kayin State is a beautiful state resided by various national races. As the life expectancy of the state is 2.5 years below the national average, national races living in the state are required to consume nutritious food, to receive healthcare services to the full extent and to refrain from eating monosodium glutamate, abusing narcotic drugs, drinking alcohol, smoking and chewing betel.

The agriculture sector of Kayin State has developed as it can produce sufficient rice and annual and perennial crops including peanuts, sesame and green bean are also grown. It is necessary to increase the rice yield for local food sufficiency and to promote the breeding of chickens, pigs, cows, goats and fish in the livestock sector. If finished  products that meet standards can beproduced from farm products and can be exported to other countries, the local economy will flourish and imports can be reduced. Only then, can expenditures be reduced and socio-economic development of the state can be achieved. Development of a country depends on the GDP and foreign trade. As the budget deficit is high in Myanmar, the country is included in the list of less developed countries. Therefore, it is necessary to take measures for the economic development of the country by promoting local socioeconomic development.

For development of a country, electricity, good transportation and communication systems and abundance of human resources are essential. In generating electricity, the state possesses renewable energy sources like water resources to fulfil the electricity needs of the state.

Hatgyi hydropower plant, which will be built on the Thanlwin River, should be implemented as it will contribute to the development of the state. Those who object to the project by citing various reasons should understand this. By generating sufficient electricity for the state from water resources, factories that need electricity can produce more products and living standards of local people will be higher.

As the population of above five years old in Kayin State is illiterates, accounting for 20 percent, according to the interim population in 2019, it is necessary to improve the education sector in the state. A total of 70 percent of population of the country is residing in the rural area with livelihoods of agriculture and livestock tasks. So, agriculture and livestock institutes are opened for local people to learn agroculture and livestock subjects so as to contribute to their livelihoods. Agriculture and livestock institutes will be opened for local people to learn agriculture and livestock techniques and plans are underway to upgrade such kinds of institutions. During the COVID-19 period, schools were closed for one year when students faced delay of learning for one year, causing loss to students, parents and the State. Now, as COVID-19 declines its infection rate to some extent, arrangements are being made to reopen the schools and teach the students. In this regard, unscrupulous persons disturb the education system and commit various destructive acts not to open the schools. Hence, officials need to make clarifications not to disturb and encourage the education sector. The Tatmadaw is striving for strengthening the democracy based on federalism the State and the people aspire. So, the Tatmadaw will do appropriate ones.

The Senior General, wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, and party paid homage to venerable Sayadaws in Hpaan Zwekabin Monastery Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kavidhaja, Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kesarinda of Lamin Pariyatti Buddhist Learning Centre, Mebaung Sayadaw Bhaddanta  Vimala of Mebaung Monastery, member of the State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee Moekei Monastery Sayadaw of Hpa-an Agga Maha Ganthavacaka Pandita Bhaddanta Tejinda and Presiding Nayaka Sayadaw of Taunggale Monastery Bhaddanta Pannasami of Taunggale Village in Kawhtaw Village and supplicated religious affairs. They donated cash for nine prerequisites and offerings, and rice and cooking oil donated by families of the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air).

The Senior General and party inspected improvement of Zwekabin advanced stadium and instructed officials to build the stadiums meeting set standards, consider entrance and exist of spectators at the stadium, carry out the functions of the stadium to support the development of state sports arena and build the swimming pool to host the sports events. After inspecting Aungthanlwin state stadium, the Senior General and party watched the football match under the Kayin State Administration Council Chairman’s Cup football tournament and left instructions on expansion of the stadium.

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