Nay Pyi Taw April 27
The Tatmadaw is on State defence duty, and servicemen discharging State defence duty must have capacity to use military weapons, machinery and various kinds of military equipment of the Tatmadaw in full swing. If their military weapons are damaged in military operations, it may cause losses. To avoid it, the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps of the Tatmadaw plays a key role in maintenance tasks, said Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the meeting with instructor offi cers, other ranks and families from the Defence Services Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Training School in PyinOoLwin Station this morning.
Also present at the meeting together with the Senior General were his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Maung Maung Kyaw, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, the commander of Central Command, senior military offi cers from PyinOoLwin Station, instructor offi cers, other ranks and families from PyinOoLwin Station.
The Senior General explained servicemen from the Defence Services Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Corps who are continuously carrying out repairing and maintenance of military weapons and machinery need to have strength at full capacity. It needs to give training at different levels to trainees to become qualifi ed ones.To be able to do so, necessary teaching aid and training aid have been provided to the training school. The trainers themselves must be skillful and give systematic training to the trainees so as to ensure a capable corps.
Likewise, the trainers need to continuously study advancement of technologies and arrange conducting the refresher courses for improving the skill of servicemen.
Regarding military service, the Senior General said as Tatmadawmen joined the Tatmadaw of their own accord, they need to serve until the prescribed period of their military service is completed. Anyone can join the Tatmadaw if they are met with the requirements. As the Tatmadaw took time to train offi cers and other ranks from the electrical and mechanical engineering corps, they are urged to serve the Tatmadaw’s interest by serving till the completion of their military service. Measures are being taken to provide them with enough rations of nutritious food. It is necessary to work on Tatmadaw-owned agricultural and livestock breeding farms as well as manageable agricultural and livestock breeding farms that can contribute towards family welfare. In the meantime, there must be a balance between income and expenditure. He then stressed the need to stay away from alcohol abuse and self-indulgence.
The Senior General continued to talk about production and distribution of military uniforms and equipment by Tatmadaw factories, providing of enough accommodation, laying down plans to promote the education of Tatmadawmen and Tatmadaw’s assistance in promoting the education of children. He said parents need to inherit education to their children and they will be able lead their lives only when they become educated. Parents for their part need to read to widen knowledge and improve their life. As regards health sector, a Tatmadawman has been provided with medical checkup since he joined the Tatmadaw. Medical checkups are carried out on military offi cers and other ranks during their trainings. To be healthy, they themselves need to live and eat in a healthy manner.
The Senior General presented packages of Shwe Phi Oo instant tea mix for offi cers, other ranks and families of the training school to the commandant. Daw Kyu Kyu Hla also presented cash award for the Maternal and Child Welfare Association of the training school through the wife of the commandant.
General Maung Maung Kyaw gave books on various subjects and Adjutant-General Lt-Gen Hsan Oo, sports equipment through offi cials. After the meeting, the Senior General and party cordially greeted officers, other ranks and families. The Senior General and party inspected parts of automobile in the practical room of auto maintenance. Officials conducted them round the room.
On arrival at Anisakhan Taungsalin Dattaw Monastery, the Senior General and party paid homage to the sacred relics of the Lord Buddha after paying obeisance to Deputy Administrator Sayadaw of the monastery Bhaddanta Neminda. The Senior General and wife then offered fl owers, water, fruits and oil lights to the Buddha Image in Maha Datu Pagoda and paid homage. Later, they viewed round the pagoda.