Nay Pyi Taw August 31
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met officers, other ranks and families and factory workers in Seikphyu Station on 29 August evening. Also present at the meeting were Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, senior military officers of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army), Commander of North-West Command Maj-Gen Phone Myat, officers, other ranks and families and factory workers of Seikphyu Station.
In his speech, the Senior General said weapon modernization programmes are underway in transforming the Tatmadaw into a Standard Army. Knowledge promotion of the entire Tatmadaw is being carried out for the Tatmadaw members to have the capability to handle advanced weapons. Tatmadaw members (Army, Navy and Air) must undergo training to be skilled in using troop-wise weapons. All the food and shelter needs for Tatmadaw members have been properly fulfi lled as they are persons on 24-hour duty. Education promotion campaigns are being carried out for Tatmadawmen and their wives. Outstanding students are being honoured duly. Medics are being assigned to provide healthcare for Tatmadaw members and their families in all seriousness. Based on service years promotions are being given to Tatmadaw members who are clear from any wrongdoings. War veteran housings have been built and retired military officers and other ranks are being allotted there. Based on budget and funds, war veteran housings are being built and allotted.
Tatmadaw-owned agricultural and livestock farms have been established in respective units and headquarters for the welfare of Tatmadawmen and their families. Fruits and vegetables, fish, eggs and meat produced from those farms are being distributed at reduced prices. Tatmadawmen and their families need to live in discipline and resolve their difficulties and requirements by reporting to their respective officers in accord with the discipline. Moreover, Tatmadawmen need to serve their duties by showing respect for each other and live with a family-like spirit. Administrative officers themselves must act with a good commander ship spirit and fatherly spirit. They also need to be fair and square. Fair and just command is a good tradition of the Tatmadaw. Through dutiful performances of individuals, efforts must be made to further improve whole units and then the entire Tatmadaw. The Tatmadaw is a part of the country and Tatmadawmen are a part of the people. The Tatmadaw, representing the country, must safeguard the public and the State. He stressed the need to always strive for the Tatmadaw on which the people and the State can rely.
After the meeting, the Senior General and the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) presented foodstuff to officials. The Senior General and party cordially greeted the officers, other ranks and families as well as workers from the factory.Afterwards, the Senior General and party arrived at Tatmadaw Heavy Industry this morning. They were welcomed by Commander of Central Command Brig-Gen Kyaw Swa Lin and officials. At the meeting room of the factory, the factory manager reported to the Senior General on manufacturing of automobiles and related parts and the Senior General fulfilled the requirements after giving necessaryinstructions.
The Senior General and party inspected assembling and manufacturing of automobiles in the workshops of the industry where officials conducted them round the production process. In meeting with workers from the factory, the Senior General urged them to try to their best for production by accepting a concept that it is an important industry for the Tatmadaw and the State. After attending to their needs, the Senior General presented foodstuff to them.