President U Thein Sein inspects Inlay Lake conservation works

President U Thein Sein views progress of conservation at Inlay Lake in Nyaungshwe Township.—IPRD
President U Thein Sein views progress of conservation at Inlay Lake in Nyaungshwe Township.—IPRD

Nay Pyi Taw, 9 June— President U Thein Sein and union ministers on Tuesday visited Inlay Lake near Nyaungshwe Township in southern Shan State to inspect environmental conservation works of the Irrigation Department.
Works are being carried out with heavy machinery to prevent sediment accumulating at the bottom of the lake.
Shan State’s Chief Minister U Sao Aung Myat and local people welcomed the government officials at Heho airport.
The president and party then arrived at Inlay PhaungdawU pagoda, where they met members of the local community and heard about rural development programmes and conservation works in the area surrounding the second-largest lake in Myanmar.
Some 13 government agencies led by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry are working together with NGOs to conserve the freshwater lake.
U Thein Sein and senior government officials then visited the Royal Nadi Resort to view a display of toilet facilities manufactured by Japan’s Kubota Corporation.
They later meet with Pa-O ethnic leader U Aung Hkam Hti and discussed development programmes in the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone.—MNA

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