Rural development workshop discusses Mekong-Lancang Cooperation projects

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The rural development workshop on Mekong-Lancang Coopertion projects in progress yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw.

The Department of Rural Development under the Ministry of Cooperatives and Rural Development held a workshop at MGallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The session focused on sharing experiences related to poverty alleviation and rural water access projects funded through special funds from the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation.
Deputy Minister for Cooperatives and Rural Development, U Myint Soe, along with Mr Wang Xianzhong, the first secretary of the Chinese Embassy in Myanmar, directors-general, responsible officials, businesspeople, and rural residents, attended the event.
In his address, the deputy minister emphasized the ministry’s commitment to reducing wealth disparities between urban and rural areas, promoting harmonious development, and addressing poverty alleviation. He also outlined the ministry’s efforts to align with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan, and National Comprehensive Development Plan.
The ministry successfully implemented four development projects using special funds from the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation in 2022. Notable achievements include the establishment of a model village in Bago Region, aimed at alleviating poverty within Mekong-Lancang member states, and the implementation of community-based water sanitization and supply systems in three villages in Ayeyawady Region from October 2022 to October 2024. These projects directly benefited approximately 4,270 rural residents across 954 households.
Following this, Mr Wang and the deputy chairperson of the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Negotiation Team Myanmar each delivered their remarks. They also watched a documentary video showcasing project implementation. Subsequently, the deputy minister and attendees toured photo exhibitions.
The workshop continued with presentations and discussions involving project directors, attendees, and speakers providing insights on each project, aiming to raise public awareness about the initiative. — MNA/NT

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