Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing discusses region development tasks in Pa-O Self-Administered Zone
NAY PYI TAW March 7
Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing,accompanied by wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, the entourage, the chief minister of Shan State, the commander of Eastern Command and officials visited Kyauktalone Gyi in Pa-O Self-Administered Zone this morning and discussed regional development tasks.
First, the Senior General and party arrived in Kyauktalone Gyi and were warmly welcomed by U Khun Myint Aung, U Khun Aung Kham, U Khun Nay Win Tun of the Pa-O National Organization (PNO), officials and local Pa-O residents.
Then, the Senior General and party proceeded to the home of Pa-O national leader Patron of the PNO U Aung Kham Hti and the Senior General asked after the health of U Aung Kham Hti.
Then, responsible officials reported to the Senior General on regional development tasks, measures taken for regional stability and needs.
After hearing the reports, the Senior General said priority must be given to tasks that will benefit the majority of people and region in carrying out manufacturing.
It is necessary to take measures for the development of socioeconomic lives of all local people in carrying out agriculture, livestock breeding and manufacturing tasks. It is important to expand local agriculture, livestock breeding and manufacturing businesses for sustainable mass production.
Livestock breeding including pigs, cows and chicken breeding must be carried out systematically and successfully. Cultivation of local avocados must be expanded as they are of high quality. Similarly, it is necessary to take manufacturing of valueadded products from onions, potatoes and tea, which are mainly cultivated in the zone into consideration.
Careless tapping of natural resources on and under the ground must be avoided and tasks that bring benefits in the Chairman of State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing discusses region development tasks in Pa-O Self-Administered Zone NAY PYI TAW March 7 long term must be carried out.
It is necessary to conserve trees and forests in the zone. Instead of shifting cultivation, the highland farming system must be encouraged. Agriculture and livestock breeding can be carried out successfully through the cooperative system in Pa-O areas. The government and the Tatmadaw will continue to provide necessary assistance for development of Pa-O Self-Administered Zone as usual.
Then, the Senior General presented foodstuffs and gifts to U Aung Kham Hti, who gave local products and Dhamma gifts to the Senior General in return.
Then, the Senior General and party visited and paid obeisance to the Maha Vamsa Buddha Gaya Pagoda on Bo Panta Hill in Kyauktalone Gyi before offering flowers, water and lights to the pagoda.
Then, Chairman U Khun Nyunt Maung and members of the pagoda board of trustees presented Dhamma gifts to the Senior General, who donated cash for allround renovation of the pagoda.
Afterwards, the Senior General and party paid obeisance to the Buddha image at the upper terrace of the pagoda and walked round the pagoda clockwise before giving necessary instructions on renovation of the pagoda for its durability and magnificence.