Vice-President U Myint Swe inspected the Hkakaborazi Biodiversity Research Office (frontline) and development projects in Nagmon Township, Kachin State yesterday.
The Vice-President and party visited Machanbaw Town in the morning after which they left by helicopter from Putao to Nagmon.
During the inspection tour to Machanbaw, the Vice-President was accompanied by Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Kachin State Chief Minister Dr Khet Aung, Deputy Ministers Major-General Soe Tint Naing and Dr Ye Myint Swe, Deputy Commander of Northern Command Brig-Gen Aung Myo Oo, Kachin State Minister for Security and Border Affairs Colonel Kyaw Lin Aung, the permanent secretaries, directors-general and responsible officials.
The Vice-President visited the Gubar Yeiktha where he was given a briefing by Putao District Administrator U Thant Zin about the history and conservation works of the Yeiktha and gave instructions on the systematic conservation of the historic Gubar Yeiktha building for long-term sustainability.
Next, he inspected the construction works at the Machanbaw Town Hall, and an official from the Taw Win Myitkyina Co., Ltd. gave a briefing about the project.
In Nagmon Town, the Vice-President and party visited the Hkakaborazi Biodiversity Research Office (frontline), and the officer-in-charge of the research office U Aung Myat Soe reported on the matters relating to the habitation patterns of birds and wild animals at the Hkakaborazi National Park, research on snow leopards, researches on medicinal plants and biodiversity species at the Hkakaborazi National Park.
Deputy Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation Dr Ye Myint Swe and Director-General Dr Nyi Nyi Kyaw also provided necessary inputs as needed.
Union Minister Lt-Gen Ye Aung explained the construction projects of Putao-Nagmon-Pannandin road and Pannandin-Ngawah-Gawine road.
With respect to the reports, the Vice-President instructed the staff to cooperate with the local ethnic people in a friendly manner to fulfil their assigned duties and conserve the country’s rare and beautiful iceberg ecosystem and wild animals and plants which are valuable natural resources.
Later, the Vice-President and party inspected the progress in development works of Nagmon by car.
He donated 200 rice bags for the locals in Pannandin Town, and the town’s administrator U Nay Min Tun and locals accepted the rice bags.
The Vice-President and party returned to Putao by helicopter and arrived back in Nay Pyi Taw from Putao by the Tatmadaw’s special flight in the evening. — MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)