Cocogyun, a strategic location in the south of Myanmar, has lagged behind other places despite regional development projects carried out by successive governments, admitted Commander-in-Chief of Defence Service Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at a meeting in Cocogyun on Wednesday.
The town had its airport expanded in 2012, with the senior general saying that the army aircraft and vessels are used to ensure smooth commutations for the local people.
“The Yangon Region government also fulfills the requirements of water and electricity supplies,” he said.
He stressed the importance of healthy and educated human resources, noting that the destiny of the nation largely depends on education and calling for harmonious efforts for the development of the region.
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe briefed on ongoing development measures for the region, urging the army to make continuous commitment to development tasks.
The senior general and high-ranking officials presented computers, periodicals, notebooks, sports gear and foodstuffs.
The commander-in-chief inspected the construction of retaining walls to prevent annual coastal erosion. He also visited the construction site of a Jetty in the region, a project being undertaken by the military engineering battalion in cooperation with the maritime universities of Myanmar and Japan.