Union Minister visits eastern Shan State

Union Minister at President Office U Hla Tun poses for documentary  phot in Kengtung.—mna
Union Minister at President Office U Hla Tun poses for documentary phot in Kengtung.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 30 Nov— Union Minister at President Office U Hla Tun and the chief minister of Shan state government made an official tour to eastern Shan state on Thursday to inspect the development programmes in the region.
The entourage to the Kengtung township included border affairs minister U Sao Aung Myat, as well as deputy ministers and ministers of Shan state government.
The minister and party met departmental officials and local dignities, explaining the efforts of union government in narrowing down the social gap among states and regions.
U Hla Tun said that the democratization process of government include the three steps, mentioning the first step is reform in political system and national reconciliation and the second step is reform processes in politics, economy and social affairs, while the present third step is the implementation of tasks to fulfill social economic needs of people in accordance with the plan of the national comprehensive development programmes.
Border affairs minister Lt-Gen Thet Naing Win explained the activities of his ministry in the region.
On Friday, U Hla Tun visited Mongla of Wa special region to support the development programmes of the region.
The Union minister pledged the union government will provide helps in education and health care sectors of the region, pointing out the importance of rule of law and the consequences of  armed conflicts.
Dr Daw Thein Thein Htay, deputy minister for health, explained the ministry’s short and long-term plan of her ministry.
Vice Chairman Xiao Mingliang presented the needs in development of the region.

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