President U Win Myint attended the ceremony to commission into service the 151.8-mile-long 230-kV Namhsan-Mongpyin-Kengtung national grid, the 230/66/11 kV 100 Mva Kengtung main electrical substation, the 230/66/11 kV 60 MVA Mongpyin main electrical substation and the transmission of electricity from the National Grid to the Shan State (East), and delivered the keynote address yesterday morning.
Also present were Union Ministers Lt-Gen Soe Htut, Lt-Gen Ye Aung, U Ohn Win and U Win Khaing, Chief Minister of Shan State Dr Lin Htut, Speaker of Shan State Hluttaw U Sai Lone Hsai, Commander of Triangle Region Command Maj-Gen Khin Hlaing, Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Win, members of Shan State cabinet, members of the parliament, the chief of Myanmar Police Force, departmental personnel, town elders and local people. President U Win Myint delivered the address.
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing presented a report on the power cables and electrical substation projects.
U Sai Aung Hkam, on behalf of the town eleders, expressed words of thanks.
The President viewed the Switchyard from the observation platform on the upper floor of Kengtung electrical substation.
The President, the Union Minister for Electricity and Energy and the Chief Minister proceeded to the Control Room and launched the transmission of electricity from the National Grid to the Shan State (East).
The speaker of Shan State Hluttaw, the deputy minister for Electricity and Energy and the minister for Electricity and Energy of Shan State formally opened the ceremony to commission into service the 151.8-mile-long 230-kV Namhsan-Mongpyin-Kengtung National Grid, 230/66/11 kV 100 Mva Kengtung main electrical substation, 230/66/11 kV 60 MVA Mongpyin main electrical substation and the transmission of electricity from the National Grid to the Shan State (East).
Then, the President, the Union Minister for Electricity and Energy and the Chief Minister unveiled the stone plaque of the 230/66/11 kV 100 Mva Kengtung main electrical substation and sprinkled scented water on it.
After the ceremony, the President cordially conversed with the local people. Later, the President met MPs, chairmen of district and township management committees, and heads of Shan State (East) level government offices.
At the meeting, the President said all the persons of the civil service are enjoying the monthly salaries and facilities of the government. So they must observe the existing laws and rules and orders and directories for the civil servants and must be loyal to the State. A resolution has already been made to establish a Democratic Federal Union. The practice of democracy further solidifies the Union, and the democracy foundation will be further cemented through the establishment of the Union system. Although the Union Government and the region and state governments play the leading role, the civil servants are the main driving force to reach this end. The facilitation and acceleration of democracy depends on the power of the driving force.
As all the citizens have the right to justice, civil servants should provide fair and quality public services. No one in the administrative level should regard himself as a person with special privilege. He should work with the concept of serving the interest of the people. Regardless of their ranks, all the civil servants should work with cooperation and coordination and through the family spirit and mutual understanding. In conducting multi-sector transforms they should follow the prevailing trends. All should work in harmony and unison as the transition is a rare opportunity, the President noted. Regardless of their race, religion, locality and territory, all should work with the Union spirit in building a democratic Federal Union where peace, prosperity and equality prevail, he stressed.
Afterwards, the President and entourage left Kengtung by special Tatmadaw flight, and arrived back in Nay Pyi Taw in the afternoon. —MNA (Translated by TMT)