Senior General delivers speech at MWVO conference

Senior General and top-ranking military officers posing for a group photo with the war veterans.
Senior General and top-ranking military officers posing for a group photo with the war veterans.

Being a powerful and strong organization in the national defence and national politic sectors, Myanmar War Veteran Organization is to contribute towards the interest of the people in accordance with policies of the State working for stability, unity and development, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said at the Conference of Myanmar War Veterans Organization Headquarters held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Myanmar War Veterans Organization (MWVO) joined the ASEAN War Veterans Federation in September 2012 and is cooperating with regional war veterans organizations in a friendly, manner, according to the senior general.
Then, the senior general said that the Tatmadaw, while discharging the national defence duty, was contributing to the needs of the country such as stability, unity and development in accordance with its fine traditions and urged the MWVO to participate in the national politics by helping link the Tatmadaw and the people.
The Tatmadaw has built 101 advanced apartment buildings for war veterans in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon, Magway, Lashio and Homelin and another 70 are under construction in Yangon, Magway, Papun, Dawei, Myeik and Kholan, according to the senior general.
He also said that a home for the aged for veterans was built by the Tatmadaw and well-wishers and the home can accommodate 120 grandpas, 56 grandmas, 56 elderly couples and 72 families of disabled soldiers.
In conclusion, the senior general pointed out that independent non-political organizations that will cooperate with the government are essential to the flourishing of democratic system and urged the organization to enhance the abilities of the organization and to actively participate in national defence sector as a reserved force.
Later, Chairman of Myanmar War Veterans Organizations Central Executive committee Lt-Gen Hla Min (Retd) presented K 81 million cash assistance for veterans who are above 75 years of age, K 180.15 million for veterans who lost their limbs and K 4 million for those who are studying at defence services universities.
After the ceremony the senior general greeted participants of the conference warmly and in the evening, the senior general hosted a dinner in honour of the participants at Zeyarthiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw.

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