Vice President U Henry Van Thio, who has been in Chin State over the last several days, visited Matupi Township General Hospital yesterday.
He toured the two extended patients’ wards and two new faculty residential buildings that have finished construction. Dr. Thar Htun Kyaw, the Director-General of Public Health Department, and Dr. Kyaw Swar Lin, Chief of the District Health Department, explained the progress to the Vice President. The Vice President then signed the hospital’s guestbook and gave cash donations to patients.
The Vice President and his entourage then travelled to a guesthouse on Matupi-Mindat Road and were entertained with traditional dances from local residents.
He then inspected the site for the construction of Mindat College and was briefed on the progress by Deputy Speaker of Chin State Hluttaw U Aung Than and Director General Dr. Thein Win of the Department for Higher Education. The Vice President offered advice on the process of supplying clean water to local residents. The site for Mindat College was a collective donation from Mindat residents for the betterment of Chin State’s education.
The Vice President then travelled to Mindat District’s General Hospital and conferred cash donations to patients there. He then inspected the newly extended patients’ wards and faculty residential buildings.
Next, they travelled to the construction site for the new Mindat Market. Chin State Minister Salai Isaac Khen and District Administrator U Soe Thein reported on the the progress of the project to the Vice President.
The Mindat Market was burned down in an accidental 2016 fire and is now being reconstructed in a new location using funds from the National Reserve Fund and National Natural Disaster Fund. The new market will be 150 by 127 feet wide and will include a two-storey building made with reinforced concrete.
Afterwards, the Vice President and entourage travelled by car to survey the expansion project of Mindat-Kanpetlet Road in progress.
Finally, they arrived at Win Unity Hotel in Kanpetlet and were welcomed with traditional dances from local residents.