Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects Myanmar Shipyards

NAY PYI TAW December 21

\ Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo of the SAC, union ministers, the chief minister of Yangon Region, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Yangon Command, the Yangon mayor and officials, inspected the Myanmar Shipyards of the Ministry of Transport and Communications in Kamayut Township in Yangon Region in the afternoon on 20 December.

First, the Senior General and party heard reports on the brief history of the Myanmar Shipyards, its past and current operations and shipbuilding and repairs for home and abroad presented by Union Minister for Transport and Communications Admiral Tin Aung San and Managing Director U Kyaw Naing Aye of the Myanmar Shipyards.

After hearing the reports, the Senior General said the shipyard is a historic shipyard that has been in existence for more than 60 years and introduced the new history of water transportation. The shipyard must be able to build vessels necessary for water transportation and security in the Myanmar waters and along its long coastline. Water transportation is one of the modes of transportation that brings a lot of benefits. Ships that meet international standards must be built at the Myanmar Shipyards and redevelopment of water transportation must be encouraged. Coaster, fishing boats and speed boats must be built and repaired at the shipyard. Water transportation must be upgraded by building ships that can transport goods to neighbouring regional countries. Efforts must be made to build coastal cruise liners and measures must be taken to nurture human resources to do so. With an experience of shipbuilding and repairs for more than 50 years, a new chapter of the Myanmar Shipyards must be opened to achieve success.

Then, the Senior General and party inspected the shipyard and operations of the 12,000-ton dry dock and attended to the needs reported by responsible officials.

Then, the Senior General presented cash rewards for staff of the Myanmar Shipyards to an official.

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