Vice President U Nyan Tun inspects Settlement and Land Records Department training school, plantations

Vice President U Nyan Tun meets local people at South Nawin forest reserve in  Paukkhaung Township.—MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun meets local people at South Nawin forest reserve in Paukkhaung Township.—MNA

Nay Pyi Taw, 23 March — Vice President U Nyan Tun inspected the central training school of the Settlement and Land Records Department in Taikkyi Township, Yangon Region, on Sunday.
Principal of the school for land record development, Deputy Minister U Ohn Than, briefed the vice president about courses conducted there.
U Ohn Than, and the  director-general of the department under the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, further explained the department’s collection of land survey data, crop production and farmland management.
The vice president said the success of land resources management relies on correct policies and effective land management, the foundation of which is systematic maps that match the situation on the ground.
The lifeblood of the information structure is the high skills, competence and honesty of staff of the Settlement and Land Records Department, and the training school plays an important role in nurturing such staff, according to the vice president. In conclusion, the vice president urged the officials to build trustworthy information infrastructure for the public. The vice president then observed an advanced course for survey and land records and an exhibition booth at the school.
Afterward, the vice president proceeded to the private teak plantation of Phyo Sithu Trading Co., Ltd in Paukkhoung Township, where Deputy Minister U Aye Myint Maung and officials of the company outlined projects for greening Bago Mountain Range and conservation of forest resources.
After hearing the reports, the vice president pointed out that it is important to conserve the forests in Bago Mountain Range for posterity with the cooperation of the government, the private sector and the public. Later, the vice president inspected log houses and furniture made of crowded teak trees and the 1,000-acre teak plantation in Ottwin.
Forest coverage of the mountain range increased from 25.83 percent in 2010 to 26.2 percent in 2015. MNA

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