Fourth annual Union level multi-stakeholder review

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Dr Aung Thu and Ms. Ellen Goldstein visit the fourth annual union level multi-stakeholder review at MICC-2 Banquet Hall. Photo: MNA

The Fourth Annual Union Level Multi-Stakeholder Review was held at MICC-2 Banquet Hall yesterday morning.
Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation said, “Our country’s public-orientated economic policy is targeted at all-inclusive sustainable development. Public-orientated economic policy is the kind of the project which reflects the national economic policy.
The public themselves chose and implemented infrastructures on social affairs basically needed in project villages, supervising through sub-projects to operate the project. It is the kind of project which guarantees equal rights and opportunities regardless of sexual orientation in implementing the projects.
With strengthening the traditions of deciding through collective negotiations, socio-economic lives of rural populace have increasingly developed for the acquisition of rural roads and bridges, drinking and farming water, electricity and infrastructures on education and health.”
Union Minister added, “So as to prevent waste, bribery and corruption in implementing the projects, projects are internationally standardised ones which are systematically operated through technical examination by the Rural Department and the World Bank, checking accounts from Union Attorney General Office and assessing by rural population. Infrastructures are being built with weather-proof designs to use in the long run and to be compatible with natural environment. Now, a total of 14,538 high-quality sub-projects have been implemented in 8,565 villages. Accordingly, rural people amounting to 5.2 million are enjoying the fruits of the project. Job opportunities have been created for 264 local experts and 2,050 graduates from the region. Four spheres of the projects in three townships had been completed, with otthers in remaining 60 townships under implementation.”
Afterward, Ms. Ellen Goldstein, Country Director of the World Bank, addressed a speech, with first prize winners of village tract presented with prizes by Union Minister, Deputy Minister U Hla Kyaw, Ms. Ellen Goldstein, U Yan Lin, chairman of Pyithu Hluttaw Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Rural Social Lives Development Committee, U Kyaw Myint, chairman of Peasants and Workers Affairs Committee, U Ba Myo Thein, Amyotha Hluttaw Peasant Affairs Committee Chairman and U Aye Maung Sein, Nay Pyi Taw Council Member.
In addition, fourth annual project implementations were explained by director U Hla Khaing, with responsible officials replying to the questions raised by those present.
Clarification of media continued to be convened at 2 pm with the fourth annual union level multi-stakeholder review to be held till September 22, it was learnt. — Myanmar News Agency

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