The Management Committee of the State Administration Council held a meeting 3/2021 at the meeting hall of the State Administration Council Chairman’s Office, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with an address delivered by Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.
Also present at the meeting were Vice-Chairman of the Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, Union Ministers General Mya Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Soe Htut, U Wunna Maung Lwin, Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, U Win Shein, U Aung Naing Oo, U Chit Naing, U Ko Ko, U Tin Htut Oo, Admiral Tin Aung San, U Khin Maung Yi, U Aung Than Oo, U Myint Kyaing, Dr Pwint Hsan, Dr Nyunt Pe, Dr Thet Khaing Win, U Shwe Lay, Dr Thet Thet Khine, U Maung Maung Ohn and U Saw Tun Aung Myint and Attorney-General of the Union Dr Daw Thida Oo.
In his opening address, the Senior General said the management committee is to mainly implement tasks of social, economic and international relations of the State. During more than one month period when the Council has taken responsibilities of the State, some tasks have completed by cent per cent and some tasks which need to be continuously undertaken must be carried out in possible ways.
Five future programmes the Council has adopted since the time of assumption comprise ‘efforts will be made to recover businesses that faced loss caused by COVID-19 in various ways as quickly as possible’. The economy plays a key role in the three main driving forces of the State. It is necessary to encourage domestic economy such as SMEs related to the objectives involved in the nine objectives, as further development of products based on agriculture and livestock breeding and stability of the market economy and inviting international investments.
The Senior General stressed the need to set an aim for further production of goods. If the people have a good economy, demand will increase. Consequently, supply will also be higher, contributing to the improvement of social-economic life. Relevant departments need to cooperate with each other so as to carry out economic tasks in the short/long run. Other departments need to take cooperation measures and give advice for better improvement of tasks. Moreover, all must strive for the successful operation of the tourism industry which can rapidly contribute to the State economy. The tourism industry is benefitting all arenas.
With regard to duty discharging and carrying out tasks at ministries, the Council is on the path of multiparty democracy. As democracy is a practice but not an ism, ministries need to do their tasks in accord with the practice of democracy. So, it is necessary to clarify the practice of democracy to service personnel. Regarding the rank promotion of staff, instruction has been given to promote deserved ranks for those who are skilful in works and loyal to the State. Staff must be undergone on-job training and at training schools for enhancing capacity to culture hierarchical respect in unity in respective departments. Democracy can be realized with disciplines, not undisciplined acts. Hence, relevant departments need to do their tasks in accord with the practice of democracy so as to have achievement in their missions.
Next, the Union ministers reported on permission to double the salaries of permanent and daily-wage staff in Maungtaw District of Rakhine State and Paletwa Township of Chin State and increase their daily allowances, matters related to the agreements and MoUs between Myanmar and Bangladesh, tax exemption, the appointment of members of the Securities and Exchange Supervisory Commission and cash award presentation, disbursement of special Covid loans and loan returns, supervision of State-owned cinemas, spending of the emergency fund on agricultural, livestock breeding and transport sectors, raising of a socio-economic development fund for mining work and feasibility study of lead excavation.
Therefore, education promotion is necessary. Education promotion efforts must be based on the already-existing national strategies so that students are not abused as an experiment.
The Senior General said needs arise now to reopen the hospitals. There are 1,177 hospitals in all regions and states but some are found to be closed. According to the ethics of healthcare staff, they need to provide public healthcare to everyone regardless of friend or enemy.
The State will give medical doctors the rights and privileges they deserve. In this regard, the Ministry of Health and Sports and relevant ministries need to seek ways and means. Medical doctors themselves need to live in line with their professional ethics. Public healthcare services must be considered on a long-term basis as they are essential.
Regarding banking services, banks are responsible for cash flow. They need to operate regularly in accord with the rules and disciplines. It is necessary to take legal action against the banks that fail to follow the disciplines. A modern and updated banking system should also be adopted. Only when banks operate regularly, can monetary matters be smoothly handled for the public.
Without a good education, a country cannot develop. Therefore, education promotion is necessary. Education promotion efforts must be based on the already-existing national strategies so that students are not abused as an experiment. Closure of schools causes losses to individual students as well as the State. So, preparations are being made to reopen the schools systematically. Other ministries also need to render help for national education promotion.—MNA