VP U Henry Van Thio discusses development in Haka, Hantalan

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Vice President U Henry Van Thio meeting with school children studying at a school in Htantalan. Photo: MNA

Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected development work in Haka and Htantalan yesterday, meeting with locals to enquire about the needs of the region.
The Vice President attended the opening ceremony of Haka No. 1 State High School, a two-storey building, with Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister, U Salai Hlyan Lwe, Chief Minister of Chin State, U Zo Bwe, Speaker of Chin State Hluttaw and U Paung Lon Min Htan, Chin State minister. All participated in the ceremony that included a ribbon cutting.
The Vice President also unveiled the plaque of the No. 1 State High School by pressing button that sprayed scented water onto the plaque. After posing for photos, the Vice President inspected the school building, then presented Ks 100 lakhs from the Ministry of Border Affairs to the authorities to spend in the education and health sectors. Lt Gen Ye Aung, Union Minister, donated solar panels and accessories, Dr Aung Thu, Union Minister, offered economical furnaces that consume only one stick of firewood, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Union Minister, presented blankets and Dr Win Myat Aye gave K 500 Lakhs to resettle disaster-caused damages.
In the afternoon, the Vice-President met with people from Htantalan township at the town hall and was updated about the matters on availability of electric power and drinking water, transport and health affairs. Union Ministers and responsible officials noted the comments and promised a resolution.
“Presently, under the leadership of the State Counsellor, the government is implementing to hold the 21st Century Panglong Conference, which is greatly needed for the national development to bring about peace, stability and national reconciliation. Now, we came here to fulfill the needs of the regional development as much as possible. The government will never neglect the affairs of Chin State, which lagged behind in development. We want to urge the local people to actively take part in building up the progress of Chin State,” U Henry Van Thio said.—Myanmar News Agency

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