Efforts will be made for resuming the State-owned garment factories and cotton ginning factories which were recently suspended from operating production of clothes in order to reduce spending of foreign exchange, on the one hand, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the Management Committee Meeting 7/2021 of the Council at the Council Chairman’s Office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
In his speech, the Senior General said the field trips of Union ministers to townships for managing respective sectors are the best performances. The council adopts just policies, and relevant ministries need to implement the policies. Hence, the Union ministers can meet departmental staff on their trips for fulfilling the needs. Moreover, the ministries should coordinate with each other to carry out the development of the State.
On their field trips, the Union ministers need to explain voting frauds and the situation of voter lists in the 2020 general election to the service personnel. All State service personnel need to understand the political crises based on the dishonesty of democracy in the previous general election, although the Tatmadaw values democracy. The ministries need to supervise service personnel to have systematic office works and abide by disciplines.
All State service personnel need to understand the political crises based on the dishonesty of democracy in the previous general election, although the Tatmadaw values democracy.
All the people need to use the domestic products with patriotic spirit. All need to control the trade harming the domestic production and local economy. Mandalay Region and dry zones in Myanmar are engaging in the production of sarongs, blankets and mosquito nets. Some kinds of threads are imported from foreign countries. The government must give assistance for the cultivation of cotton plants so as to produce threads. Local industries should manufacture the clothes for domestic use. Likewise, domestic pharmaceutical industries need to produce a sufficient volume of common medicines to reduce imported medicines and decrease foreign exchange spending. Relevant ministries, as well as other ministries, are to strive for the improvement of domestic industries.
As an agro-based country, Myanmar needs to apply modern techniques for developing agricultural task and manufacturing works in the agriculture and livestock sectors to ensure food sufficiency. And surplus must be exported to improve the economy of rural people.
The Union ministers discussed their respective sectors.
Then, the Senior General as State-owned factories were suspended, the country lost possible funds for the State. Likewise, it is necessary to seek the ways and means for operating the joint venture factories. Officials need to scrutinize the factories rented to the private sector whether they are being operated under the agreements or not and supervise the work processes under the disciplines.
Myanmar lost billions of kyats in the loss of natural disasters on a yearly basis. Currently, it is possible to begin the storms and squalls in Myanmar. Preventive measures must be taken at respective buildings and in relevant regions. Township administrative bodies and development committees need to coordinate the plans to ensure the proper water flow in drains of respective townships.
Action must be taken against the illegal import and distribution of motorcycles without licences with the supervision of relevant ministries. Encouragement must be given to the public transport system.
Arrangements must be made for the running of circular trains, electric trains and electric buses. The use of electricity can reduce the consumption of domestic fuel and environmental impacts. Electricity is being generated from hydropower and solar power sufficiently. Emphasis must be placed on preventing waste of electricity due to illegal consumption and on the collection of electric bills.
Taxes must be levied in a fair manner for the State and the people. These taxes must be systematically spent on peace, health and education sectors of the State. Efforts must be made for producing a sufficient volume of domestic products to reduce import goods for the development of the State economy. —MNA