Ceremony to mark 40th Anniversary Rakhine State Day and distribution of electricity in Rakhine State

Sports and cultural troupes at the ceremony to mark 40th Anniversary of the Rakhine State Day in Waithali Sports Grounds in Sittway, Rakhine State.—mna
Sports and cultural troupes at the ceremony to mark 40th Anniversary of the Rakhine State Day in Waithali Sports Grounds in Sittway, Rakhine State.—mna

Sittway, 15 Dec — The ceremony to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the Rakhine State Day and distribution of electricity in Rakhine State from the national grid was held at Waithali Sports Grounds in Sittway on Monday evening.
Present were Union Ministers Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win, U Soe Thane, U Tin Naing Thein, U Khin Maung Soe and U Khin Yi, Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Maung Maung Ohn, Commander of Western Command Maj-Gen Aung Lin Dwe, representative of Rakhine State Hluttaw, officials, NGOs and INGOs, and locals.
At the ceremony, the banner which said “Rakhine State is lighted” was opened with firework display before representatives of the public in townships in the state on parade saluted the chief minister, and then the messages of the president and the speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw and Pyidaungsu Hluttaw were read out by Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win and the speaker of the Rakhine State Hluttaw respectively.
In his speech at the ceremony, the chief minister said that the dream of the Rakhine people to light the state from the national grid has realized on the 40th Anniversary of the Rakhine State Day, adding that Rakhine State Government has been increasing spending in billions of kyats for regional development tasks such as education, health, communication, rural development, construction of roads, bridges and buildings and availability of clean drinking water while the Ministry of Border Affairs is engaging in regional development tasks.
He added that job opportunities will be created for locals as they will be able to work in Kyaukpyu Special Economic Zone.
In conclusion, he urged the local people to join hand with the government for sustainable and peaceful development.
Afterwards, Union Minister for Electric Power U Khin Maung Soe explained the measures taken for electricity supply in the entire Rakhine State.
Later, the chief minister presented prizes for most development town and village to winners, outstanding government employees and staff of the Ministry of Electric Power in the state before paying respects to Grandma Daw Kya Zan who is 108 years old.
Electrification for Rakhine State was carried out with the use of geneators as of 1948. In the time of new government, the state is being supplied electricity through power grid. MNA

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