Underground water tapping must be reduced to efficiently use natural water stored in the dam, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in viewing the construction of Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhi Pagoda in the precinct of Buddha Park near Pankwe Village, 15 miles southeast of Kengtung yesterday afternoon.
First, the Senior General and party paid homage to the Abhayarajamuni Buddha Image in the precinct and viewed the Buddhological images carved on the marble rocks.
The Senior General inspected the project site for the construction of a skytrain route to link the Buddha Park and the Loimwe hill station and attended to the needs of officials.
The Senior General inspected the construction of the viewpoint in the precinct of the Buddha Park and the dams for the supply of water to nearby villages. Officials reported on dredging of sand in the creeks in respective financial years for the prevention of flooding in Kengtung Township and expanding of the creek.
In his response, the Senior General said that underground water tapping must be reduced to efficiently use natural water stored in the dam. Silt and sand must be removed from the watercourse in the open season for proper flow of water into the dam in the rainy season. Officials should emphasize the cultivation of crops in Kengtung with pumped water from the river and creeks through solar energy for growing crops the whole year. if the small-scale water pumping process achieves success, such a system will be distributed across the nation. As only when the agriculture sector meets success will farmers have improved socio-economic life, officials need to strive for securing success for the tasks.
The Senior General viewed the progress of Thatta Thattaha Maha Bodhi Pagoda and Kamma Visuddhi Khanta ordination hall under the auspices of Wasipeik Sayadaw Bhaddanta Kovida of Thiladhamma Kontha Yawya Monastery. The Senior General then visited the Buddha Park. — MNA