President inspects projects in Naga Self-Administered Zone

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President U Htin Kyaw wears Naga traditional dress in Lahe.

President U Htin Kyaw and wife Daw Su Su Lwin inspected regional development projects in Hkamti and Lahe in Sagaing region yesterday.
The President and wife were accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Dr Myint Htway, U Win Khaing and Dr Win Myat Aye and Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief Army and were welcomed at Hkamti Airport by Chief Minister of Sagaing Region Dr Myint Naing, Commander of Northwest Command Brig-Gen Thet Pon, regional ministers and members of Naga Traditional Culture Committee.
The President and party visited Hkamti People’s Hospital and provided cash assistance to patients before inspecting Chindwin Bridge (Hkamti ) Construction Project.
The bridge will link Hkamti District and Naga Self-Administered Zone at the project site.Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing reported to the president on the conditions of road networks along the Chindwin River and in the self-administered zone and on the construction of the Chindwin Bridge in Hkamti, Homalin and Kalewa.
Then, the chief minister reported to the President on requirements for roads and bridges in the region.
Later, the President and party proceeded to Lahe in the self-administered zone by helicopter.
The President and party were welcomed in Lahe by Chairman U Kay Sai of Naga Self-Administered Zone Leading Body, members of Naga Traditional Culture Association, town elders and residents.
The chairman of the leading body, Lahe Township Pyithu Hluttaw Representative U Thet Naung and Patron U Yar Paw, reported to the President on the administrative, economic, social, and health affairs of the self-administered zone and the needs of the zone.
The chief minister reported to the President on measures taken for smooth transportation, electricity supply, educational development, health conditions, agricultural growth and conservation of Naga traditional culture.
After hearing the reports, the President said that the union government is exerting efforts for equitable development of regions and states and promised to fulfil the needs of the self-administered zone, before saying that government ministries concerned will also fulfil its needs by implementing short-term and long-term plans.
Then, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi explained plans to upgrade schools in the zone, including the hiring of teachers and the construction of staff quarters.
Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung revealed a plan to provide 6,000 bags of rice, 8,000 sheets of corrugated iron, 1,200 blankets, and solar lamps for 150 households in the zone.
Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing explained the construction of Chindwin Bridge (Hkamti), upgrading Hsinthe-Lahe Road into a concrete thoroughfare and plans to build Lahe-Nanyun Road and Lashe-Lahe Road.
Union Minister for Health Dr Myint Htway explained plans to appoint doctors, health assistants and midwives and to upgrade the supply of medicine and medical equipment, including vaccines.
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye explained social protection measures for the zone.
Afterwards, the President and party toured the ethnic nationalities development training school and the vocational training school for women before visiting patients at Lahe People’s Hospital and providing food and cash assistance.

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