Union Minister encourages families of fallen soldiers in Kokang conflict

Union Minister U Hla Tun presents cash assistance to wounded soldier at military hospital (100-bed).
Union Minister U Hla Tun presents cash assistance to wounded soldier at military hospital (100-bed).

Union Minister U Hla Tun visited wounded soldiers at military hospital (100-bed) in Lashio Township, northern Shan State, on Friday.
U Hla Tun is chairman of Kokang Self-Administered Zone Rehabilitation and Supporting Committee which was formed to rehabilitate education, health and social affairs of people in Kokang area and to support defence services personnel in there.
Together with the union ministers, U Sao Aung Myat, chief minister of Shan State, as well as Lt. Gen Aung Than Htut of the Ministry of Defence Services and Maj-Gen Aung Soe, Commander of North-East Command gave cash to the wounded soldiers at the hospital.
The union ministers and party opened a tarred road in Lashio Township to commemorate 70th Anniversary of Armed Forces Day which will fall on March 27.  U Hla Tun and senior government officials gave cashes to the families of fallen soldier at No.522 Light Infantry Unit.
In the afternoon, the union ministers handed over K310 million, 4,000 rice-bags and 200 viss of cooking oil donated by private wellwishers and organizations for rehabilitation works in Kokang area.
The potential donors for Kokang people may contact secretary U Phone Swe of Kokang Self-Administered Zone Rehabilitation and Supporting Committee, and deputy minister for Social Welfares, Relief and Resettlement.
Kokang conflict has cost many lives and President Office announced an Emergency Act and military administrative order to restore peace and
stability.

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