Fruits of development in border areas
Myanmar is home to various national races who have been living in the Union in unity and amity. Hence, with a view to serving the interests of the entire national people, the government is making all-out efforts to bring about equitable development the length and breadth of the nation.
In particular, priority is being given to improvement of socio-economic life of local people in border areas that lagged behind in development in successive eras. As a result, progress has been made in all spheres. The government had spent over K 81,000 million on development of border areas and national races, resulting in the emergence of a string of development infrastructures in those regions. To bring about better transport in border areas, roads and bridges are being constructed.
Now, over 3,000 miles of earth road, nearly 2,000 miles of gravel road and 355 miles of tarred road have emerged along with 51 above 100 feet long bridges, 725 under 100 feet long bridges and 26 suspension bridges. In the education sector of border areas, there emerged 1,034 schools in which over 100,000 students are pursuing education.
In the health sector of border areas, there are altogether 79 hospitals, 105 dispensaries, 58 rural health care centres and 140 health care branches that are now taking health care of local people.
The rubber finishing factories were constructed in Panghsan, Mongmao and Namtit areas of Wa region where rubber trees are thriving. In addition, orange, lychee and tea are thriving in Wanhon, Namtit and Mongmao regions. With rapid development in transport, economic, education, health and social sectors, modern towns and cities have emerged in border areas coupled with a series of agricultural and livestock breeding works.
Development of border areas can be attributed to prevalence of peace in the region. Therefore, the national brethren are to constantly maintain and safeguard the already restored peace.