Gov’t grants Ks18.6m for portable water supply to rural Kayin State

Union Minister U Win Khaing and party inspect the 66kVA Pannaetaw sub-power station in Kyaukpadaung.   Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Win Khaing and party inspect the 66kVA Pannaetaw sub-power station in Kyaukpadaung.   Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye hands over Ks18.6 million to Kayin State  Chief Minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint as assistance to help provide portable water to rural areas in the state yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye hands over Ks18.6 million to Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint as assistance to help provide portable water to rural areas in the state yesterday. Photo: MNA

The Union Government has provided Ks18.6 million to Kayin State as assistance to help provide portable water to rural areas in the state, which is located southeast of Yangon.
The Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief, and Resettlement, Dr. Win Myat Aye, gave the donation to Kayin State’s Chief Minister, Daw Nan Khin Htwe Myint, yesterday during a ceremony at the Kayin State cabinet office.
The Union government has given the aid to help sink a tube-well, build a brick tank, and erect a pumping station so that the state can supply clean water to villages in the state, said Dr. Win Myat Aye.
“Every summer, some parts of Kayin State face water shortage due to extreme weather conditions occurring in certain areas of the country,” said the Union Minister. “In case, El Niño occurs this year, the new facilities will ensure local people do not face a water shortage,” he added.
The Union Minister attended another meeting on rehabilitation of drug addicts at the cabinet office. Addressing the participants at the meeting, he said his ministry’s endeavors for ensuring social protection include rehabilitation of drug addicts.
“Priority has been given to States where most of the ethnic people live in carrying out camp-based and community-based rehabilitation programs,” he said.
The Union Minister also expressed his belief that by undergoing vocational training, former addicts can rejoin the society with fresh hope and self-confidence.
Afterwards, there was a general round of discussions. The Union Minister ended the meeting after giving the concluding remarks.—MNA (Translated by TMT)

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