United States Ambassador to Myanmar Derek Mitchell and U Aung Kyaw Min, the Minister for Social Affairs, Magway Region Government, on 2 December visited NatkanU, Yenangyoung Township, in Myanmar’s Magway Region, to commemorate the 2,000th village to partner in the USAID-supported Shae Thot program. Shae Thot provides integrated development solutions in Myanmar’s Dry Zone and Kayah State. Ambassador Derek Mitchell offered words of appreciation and congratulated community leaders and the residents of NatkanU.
During the visit, the ambassador and other guests observed program activities in the village, including a baby-weighing and nutrition day event, a health education session, mobile clinic operations, water infrastructure training, and revolving livestock and seek bank systems.
He also spoke with leaders of the Village Development Committee, a democratically elected local association that manages the program activities.
Kyaw The-ein (MNA)