Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, yesterday afternoon, inspected progress in the construction of Myanma Tharkaung War Veterans Housing (Laydauntkan) in Dagon Myothit (South) Township in Yangon Region.
Quartermaster-General Lt-Gen Kyaw Swa Lin, Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Nyunt Win Swe and Director of Military Engineers Maj-Gen Myo Thant reported to the Senior General on settlement of war veterans and families at the housing, extended construction of housing, growing of shade trees, supply of water and electricity, raising of advanced layer farms for food, accommodation and livelihoods of war veterans, operation of a garment factory, welfare tasks in the housing, construction of playground and library in the housing.
After hearing the reports, the Senior General stressed the need to arrange settlement of war veterans at the remaining apartments although completed apartments have been allotted to war veterans and families. As it is an urban project, emphasis must be placed on the enhancement of the education qualification of family members. Arrangements are being made to establish the businesses based on agriculture and livestock farms, vocational training schools and jobs, technical high schools, and agriculture and livestock high schools in the compound of the housing. Hence, it is necessary to encourage education enhancement tasks. Moreover, the Senior General urged officials to build a modern shopping mall for the enhancement of the living standard of the local people. Officials need to invite investments of businesspersons for the housing to operate businesses where war veterans and families based on their age limit can work. It is necessary to currently initiate the pastureland for livestock farms in the project. Preparations must be made for operating the modern livestock farms which cannot take large farm areas and left instructions on smooth transportation with good conditions of roads.
Union minister and officials reported on suitable content in urbanization, proper drainage systems, and implementation for tasks of education, health and job opportunities. The Senior General responded to the reports.
Myanma Tharkaung War Veterans Housing (Laydauntkan) project was started in 2017 with the aim of establishing the war veteran city for those who took retirement from the Tatmadaw with wishes to reside in Yangon. The project will be an urban project facilitated with education, health, social, economic and other basic needs of residents from the housing. The housing comprises a hospital, school and library. War veterans and families are resettled there, and the housing is being extended in construction. — MNA