Vice President U Myint Swe departed from Nay Pyi Taw to Sagaing where he was welcomed by Sagaing Region Chief Minister Dr. Myint Naing, Regional Hluttaw Speaker U Than, Regional Minister for Security and Border Affairs Colonel Than Tun Aung and other officials.
The Vice President and his entourage first travelled to Wetlet Township and visited the hydroponic garden. In the garden’s meeting hall, Director-General U Htay Aung of the Dry Zone Greening Department explained about the department’s processes, the history of hydroponic gardening and its performances.
The Vice President then gave instructions to the Dry Zone Greening Department to adhere to the eight objectives, the five aims and the four main tasks laid down to ensure the success of the department’s projects in the thirteen districts of three regions of Myanmar.
The Vice President urged Sagaing Region authorities to increase the percentage of forests covering the dry zones, encourage the use of more firewood substitutes, expand firewood plantations, and fulfill annual project goals in a timely manner.
The Vice President then viewed firewood substitute samples and a high-powered stove exhibit and then took a tour around the water garden.
The Vice President and his entourage then arrived in Shwebon Yadanar Mingalar Palace in Shwebo Township. In the meeting hall of the palace, U Kyaw Oo Lwin, the Director-General of the Archaeology Department, gave a presentation of the palace’s history, general facts of the palace and tasks they have performed in the palace.
The Vice President then instructed the officials concerned to properly preserve the historical artifacts, documents and archives of the Shwebon Yadanar Mingalar Palace, as it is a priceless historical heritage, and to ensure the longevity of the palace as well.
This was followed by the Vice President viewing a small-scale replica of the palace, touring the palace museum and visiting the final resting place of King Alaungphaya. Next, the Vice President and his entourage travelled to Kyaukkar Village (North) in Monywa Township and visited Ngwe Sin Kyel lacquer business and listened to an explanation on the lacquer manufacturing process by the owner, U Soe Moe Kyaw. The Vice President observed the lacquer production process and finished lacquer products and then gave instructions to the staff concerned on how to ensure that lacquer products gain access to the global market.