Officials need to make efforts for narrowing the development gap among the areas of Magway Region and improvement of rural areas, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in meeting with Magway Region cabinet members, district and township level departmental personnel, town elders and local farmers at the city hall in Magway yesterday afternoon.
Magway Region Chief Minister U Tint Lwin reported on efforts for the development of respective sectors in the region while local farmers and agriculturists discussed the needs of agricultural machinery, inputs and fertilizers, export of agricultural products and the plans to increase the per-acre yield of crops.
Union ministers and the Auditor-General of the Union responded to the discussions on environmental conservation in successive governments, enhancement of health, agriculture and livestock sectors, academic and rural development measures, generating of electricity and running of fertilizer plants.
In his address, the Senior General pointed out that sesame can produce the least rate of oil rather than groundnut. So, efforts must be made for increasing the oil production rate to have greater benefit in Magway Region.
Low head dams should be built in the region to generate electricity.
There are more than 600,000 acres of paddy and over 2.2 million acres of other crops. The region needs to efficiently use water as well as solar energy. Generating electricity from solar energy can operate the river water pumping stations to be able to irrigate the cultivable lands. Moreover, low head dams should be built in the region to generate electricity.
Animal dung must be effectively used in agricultural tasks. If breeding tasks are undertaken in a cage system, a bio-fertilizer is available. Magway Region is plentiful of feedstuff. Corns and straws must be systematically prepared for ensuring feedstuff sufficiency.
Plans are underway to establish more institutes of agriculture. The universities were opened on 6 January. It is necessary to produce educated persons for the development of the nation. The pass rate of matriculation examination was low in Magway Region.
Learning school education generates knowledge. Hence, school education is of importance. Those who had passed at least the ninth standard will have the chance to attend agriculture and livestock schools to have agriculture and livestock knowledge in order to improve the socio-economic life of the people.
Learning school education generates knowledge. Hence, school education is of importance. Those who had passed at least the ninth standard will have the chance to attend agriculture and livestock schools to have agriculture and livestock knowledge in order to improve the socio-economic life of the people. It is necessary to enhance the schools and education for turning out human resources. Individual people need to change their mindsets for the improvement of health standards. The Senior General stressed the need to encourage the production of local products. Efforts must be made to manufacture the clothes for people from the whole country.
Magway Region is the land for the production of onion. Myanmar exports onion to foreign markets on a yearly basis. Hence, it is necessary to produce value-added onion products for running small-scale industries.
Officials need to make efforts for narrowing the development gap among the areas of the Magway Region and improvement of rural areas. Measures of peace and stability are being taken in the region for discarding the grudge. Existing sound foundations must be utilized with utmost effort for Magway Region to be reliable for the country.
In the evening, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla and party paid homage to Myathalun Pagoda in Magway. The Senior General and wife donated cash to the fund of the pagoda to the pagoda board of trustees and cordially greeted local people. — MNA