Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla and officials, went to Kyauktalongyi of Pa-O Self-Administered Zone yesterday morning to talk about regional development tasks.
The Senior General and party were welcomed by U Khun Myint Aung, U Khun Aung Hkam, U Khun Nay Win Tun and officials from Pa-O National Organization (PNO) in Kyauktalongyi together with local Pa-O ethnic people.
At the residence of PNO Patron U Aung Hkam Hti, the Senior General and party asked about the health conditions of U Aung Hkam Hti and spoke words of encouragement.
Officials reported on undertakings for regional development, peace and stability of the region and requirements.
In his response, the Senior General stressed the need to prioritize manufacturing products which can benefit the region and local people. In arranging agriculture and livestock farms and industries, it is necessary to ensure the development of the socioeconomic life of all people in the region. Pigs, cows and chickens are to be successfully bred. The Senior General urged all to enhance the cultivation of quality avocado plants in the Pa-O region. Likewise, it is necessary to consider the production of value-added products from onion, potato and tea in the region. The Senior General stressed the need to avoid doing easy tasks such as extraction of underground and aboveground natural resources but focus on the long-term beneficial tasks. The Senior General also urged all to encourage the operation of the highland farmlands system instead of the slash and burn system so as to conserve the forests of the region. The government and Tatmadaw are providing assistance for the development of the Pa-O region with more provision plans.
The Senior General presented foodstuffs and gifts to PNO Patron U Aung Hkam Hti who returned domestic gifts and Dhamma gifts.
The Senior General and party paid homage to Maha Wuntha Buddhagaya Pagoda on Bopanta Hillock in Kyauktalongyi.
Chairman of the pagoda board of trustees U Khun Nyunt Maung and party presented Dhamma gifts to the Senior General who made cash donations for the pagoda. The Senior General gave instructions on long term existence and preservation for the pagoda. — MNA/TTA