Government dignitaries, schoolchildren study Solar Impulse 2 in Mandalay

Union Election Commission Chairman U Tin Aye observes Solar Impulse-2.
Union Election Commission Chairman U Tin Aye observes Solar Impulse-2.

Basic education students are visiting the Mandalay International Airport to study Solar Impulse 2, the first round-the world flight of solar-power aircraft sitting at the airport after arriving in Myanmar on Thursday. The aircraft began its journey around the world from Abu Dhabi on March 9, stopped over in Oman and India and arrived in Myanmar.
Nearly 500 students as well as civil servants and trainees from training schools including the Defence Services Academy in PyinOoLwin studied the solar-powered aircraft today.
During their study, the students and other visitors were briefed by crew members on the accounts of the aircraft such as use of solar power only to fly the aircraft, challenges and difficulties in its round-the-world trip, the importance of weather conditions during flight and cooperation of governments in respective countries where the flight is scheduled to stop over.
News and Periodicals Enterprise under the Ministry of Information is distributing visitors its daily newspapers free of charge, including The Global New Light of Myanmar in English version.
Union Election Commission Chairman U Tin Aye, Union Home Affairs Minister Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint and regional ministers also visited the airport to study the aircraft today.
Two pilots and crew members of the aircraft were hosted dinner by First Myanmar Investment and Yoma Strategic Holdings Co.

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