The ordnance depot under the leadership of Tatmadaw during the independence struggle period of Myanmar has grandly stood as a fully grown corps: Vice-Senior General

Despite changing warfare ideologies, the important role of the Myanmar military ordnance corps cannot be changed, said Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win at the ceremony to mark the 75th Anniversary of Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day at the Nay Pyi Taw Transit Centre yesterday morning.
The Vice-Senior General unveiled the signboard of the 75th Anniversary of Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day and posed for documentary photos together with attendees.
Speaking on the occasion, the Vice-Senior General said that 1 December 1947 when the Burma Army Ordnance Depot-BAOD was formed and the day was set as Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day.
In taking military measures in successive eras, the corps with high capability of arms and logistics have been maintaining their successes till today. Despite changing warfare ideologies, the important role of the ordnance corps cannot be changed.
The Vice-Senior General noted that the ordnance corps has been dutifully serving its assignments till today with the themes: to issue correct materials, correct position, correct time and correct quality. Those members of the ordnance corps actively participated in the public welfare tasks in addition to three primary duties of the Tatmadaw such as rescue and relief works in the cyclone Nargis and other natural disasters.
Members of the ordnance corps were sent to pursue relevant studies for maintaining and servicing modern military ordnances and military equipment in order to keep abreast of international countries in their professions. Moreover, learned subjects and their accumulated knowledge are being shared with officers and other ranks from the ordnance corps and regiments and units from the Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) in the training.
The members of the ordnance corps serve to transport and supply arms and ammunition to the soldiers from the battlefields and continuously manufacture necessary military equipment for Tatmadaw members and other marketable products for the people at fair prices.
Tatmadaw factories under the ordnance corps fully meet the demand of the whole Tatmadaw with the high-quality arms and ammunition produced from local factories of the Tatmadaw without relying on foreign-made military equipment. Moreover, surplus production capacity is being operated for manufacturing marketable personal goods at the reasonable prices for the people.
As such, the Vice-Senior General urged them to continuously raise the manufacturing process by ensuring import substitute, increasing productivity and shifting the importer status to the exporter.
As members of the ordnance corps poured out vigorous efforts to meet the assigned missions during the 75 years, the Vice-Senior General took pride in conferring Zeya Kyawhtin title on three members, gallantry certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on four members, honorary certificates of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services on 33 members, Excellent Performance Award in Administration Field (Second Class) on two, Excellent Performance Award in Administration Field (Third Class) on one and Excellent Performance Award in Industrial Administration Field (Second Class) on one respectively.
The ordnance depot under the leadership of the Tatmadaw during the independence struggle period of Myanmar has grandly stood as a fully grown corps. The 75-year period proved that officers and other ranks serving at the ordnance crops could steadfastly serve the duties assigned by the State and the Tatmadaw. New generation members of the ordnance corps need to take over the fine traditions and hand them over to the posterities as a valuable legacy. They all have to serve their assigned duties in line with the adopted slogans and mottos. The Vice-Senior General expressed his wish for the ordnance corps to be a long-lasting term from the Diamond Jubilee Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day which falls today.
Director of the Ordnance Services Maj-Gen Win Lwin reported on the brief history of the corps and presented the documentary video on the ordnance corps day. Then, the members of the ordnance corps presented the song in honour of the Diamond Jubilee Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day.
The Vice-Senior General accepted the commemorative gift to mark the Diamond Jubilee Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day presented by the director.
The Vice-Senior General cordially greeted senior military officers of the Ordnance Corps at the ceremony and visited the exhibition to mark the Diamond Jubilee Myanmar Military Ordnance Corps Day. —MNA

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