Nay Pyi Taw, September 18
Families of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air) have been holding monsoon tree-planting ceremonies annually since 2011 to protect the environment of Yezin Dam. The third mon-soon tree-planting ceremony for 2018 took place today, attended by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Also present at the ceremony were the Senior General’s wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, Union Minister Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe and wife, Union Minister Lt-Gen Sein Win, Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung and wife, Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Mya Tun Oo and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and wife, the Commander-in-Chief (Air) and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and their wives, the Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command and wife, senior officer trainees from the National Defence College and officers, other ranks and families from various offices/departments under the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army, Navy and Air).
First, the Senior General and wife planted a valuable Pyinkadoe tree. Next, the Union Ministers and their wives, the Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) and wife, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and their wives and officers, other ranks and families in attendance planted Pyinkadoe, teak, Padauk and Ma-hawgani trees in designated places.
The Senior General and party viewed and encouraged the officers, other ranks and families collectively growing trees. At the third monsoon tree-planting ceremony, 200 Pyinkadoe saplings, 1,300 teak saplings, 1,000 Padauk saplings and 2,500 Mahaw-gani saplings totalling 5,000. For the protection of the environment and ecosystem in the areas of Yezin Dam, the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) has planted a total of 132,263 valuable trees, perennial crops, shady trees and windbreaks from 2011 to the third tree-planting ceremony in 2018. Similarly, various military commands held the third monsoon tree-planting ceremonies today in which officers, other ranks and families participated.
Nay Pyi Taw Command grew 25,699 saplings; Northern Command 23,037 saplings; North East Command 10,282 saplings; Eastern Command 11,250 saplings; Central East Command 15,100 saplings, Triangle Region Command 29,577 saplings; South East Command 46,981 saplings; Coastal Region Command 25,605 saplings; Yangon Command 44,993 saplings, South West Command 14,218 saplings; Western Command 28,121 saplings, North West Command 28,361 saplings, Central Command 40,828 saplings and Southern Command 39,517 saplings totaling 383,569.