President U Htin Kyaw meets with locals in Namyum

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President U Htin Kyaw, third from right, at Namyum People’s Hospital yesterday. Photo: MNA

President U Htin Kyaw, his wife and entourage met with the clergy from the Holy Christian Associations at the Saramayri Rest House of Lahe yesterday morning in Lahe, Sagaing Region.
After their meeting with the clergy, the President and party flew from Lahe to Namyum, were they were welcomed by Brigadier Myint Soe, U Wan Hla, representative of the Pyithu Hluttaw, town-elders, members of a traditional cultural troupe and other officials. The President then proceeded to Namyum Hospital, where he gave words of encouragement to the patients, providing them with foodstuff and monetary assistance, followed by a meeting with a traditional cultural troupe, locals and township officials. In the meeting that followed, U Wan Hla, Pyithu Hluttaw representative and U Shwe Lan, Vice-Chairman of Naga Literature and Culture Committee outlined the needs of the region.
In response, the President said the Union Government would fulfil the needs of the region as much as possible, noting that the Union Government has been assisting in the development of all regions and states.
Afterwards, Lieutenant-General Ye Aung, Union Minister, explained the acquisition of clean drinking water and the production of hydro-power. Dr Win Myat Aye, Union Minister, spoke of the importance of nutritious food during the time of pregnancy up to the age of two years. Upgrading the schools was addressed by Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister. Provision of ambulances and vaccinations for protection and eradication of malaria was discussed by Dr Myint Htwe, Union Minister. Upgrading the Khamti-Lahe-Namyum Road and preparations for building the bridge were explained  by U Win Khaing, Union Minister.
The President then gave relief supplies to U Zaw Maw Aung, Chairman of the Township Management Committee and U Wan Hla, the Pyithu Hluttaw representative for the development of the area. The President and party left Namyum by helicopter, arriving back in Nay Pyi Taw the same day.—Myanmar News Agency

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