Corps of military engineers serving nation-building tasks, infrastructures in border region: SG

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Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing observes the booth displayed at the ceremony to mark the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Corps of Military Engineers’ Day in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

Since 1988, those from the corps of military engineers have been participating in nation-building tasks of the State dutifully and carrying out construction of roads and bridges in border regions and essential infrastructures of the Tatmadaw, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the ceremony to mark the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Corps of Military Engineers’ Day at Hsinbyushin Hall of the transit centre in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In successive eras, the Senior General recounted that corps of military engineers has been bravely serving supporting engineering duties and combatting duties together with infantry battalions in the internal insurgency operations since the post-independence era, adding the corps serving fighting duties and battlefield engineering duties drove out colonialist invaders in the independence struggle.
He retold that KNDO insurgents occupied May Myo (now PyinOoLwin) on 21 February 1949. So, he continued that Tatmadaw members from the engineering training battalion in PyinOoLwin gathered the strengths and reoccupied PyinOoLwin on 24 February showing considerably dutiful efforts and loyalty to the State and the national. Hence, the day of 24 February was designated as the Corps of Military Engineers’ Day, and now, the commemorative day turned 75th anniversary (Diamond Jubilee), he added.
The Senior General highlighted that EOD Squads of the battlefield engineering battalions carry out humanitarian demining duties and clearing landmines of the wars in towns and villages.
He noted that the Tatmadaw orders military engineering corps to participate in rescue and relief measures of natural disasters and rehabilitation measures with engineering works.
As a significant endeavours of the military engineering corps, the Senior General underscored that members from the corps served assigned duties to build Maravijaya Buddha Image in Nay Pyi Taw in addition to other religious buildings in Maravijaya Buddha Park.
Due to excellent performances, he praised members of the corps, including Thura title winner Ma Chit Po for securing gallantry and honorary titles conferred by the government for many years.
The Senior General urged all members of the corps to study advanced engineering science for building the capable and powerful engineering corps on which the government and the Tatmadaw rely.
Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Maj-Gen Saw Than Hlaing and Director of Military Engineers Maj-Gen Zaw Naing Oo cut the ribbon to the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Corps of Military Engineers’ Day ceremony.
The Senior General unveiled the signboard of the Corps of Military Engineers’ Day and enjoyed the song entertainment of academy Yan Aung and members of the military engineering corps.
The director of Military Engineers reported on a brief history of the corps and presented a gift to mark the Corps of Military Engineers’ Day to the Senior General.
The Senior General cordially greeted retired senior military engineer officers and visited the exhibition to mark the commemorative day.
The Senior General had lunch in honour of the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Corps of Military Engineers’ Day together with attendees.
Also present at the ceremony were SAC Vice-Chairman Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Commander-in-Chief (Army) General Tun Aung, senior military officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief, and officials. — MNA/TTA

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