1st January 2012
Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo on tour in Pakokku District
1 Jan 2012 Accompanied by Union ministers, Mandalay and Magway regions’ chief ministers and senior officials, Vice- President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo on 30 December evening, inspected the 340-ft long temporary bailey bridge in place of Shwechaung Bridge which was damaged due to flash floods last
October, in Pakokku town of central Myanmar Magway region. They also visited the site chosen for construction of the 900-ft long new Shwechaung Bridge across Shwe Creek.
They inspected resettlement of flood victims at Aungchantha Ward and spoke words of encouragement to them.
When meeting with district/ township officials, townselders, ward/village administrators and social organizations at Pyithaya Hall, the Vice-President said that he and his entourage were there to learn the conditions of the region and to fulfill the requirements. He then revealed targets of education, health, agriculture, transportation, and economic plans and their progress, pointing out further requirements for regional development and emphasizing the accuracy of statistics.
He noted that the all countries including Myanmar was facing climate change and natural disasters, calling for awareness and urged coordination with personnel and townselders of regions concerned in taking preventive measures.
Looking at the urban rural population ratio of today’s Myanmar, it could be seen that 70 per cent of the people were residing in rural areas, said the Vice-President, adding that the President himself was playing a leading role in rural development and poverty alleviation works launched all over the country. He urged the people to participate for the success of the project.
In addition, the Vice- President said that, 1500 million baskets of rice per year was targeted to produce for food sufficiency of 60 million citizens of the country and there was even surplus today. However, the population would keep on growing and thus the target of 2000 million baskets of rice per acre was to be set for food security for about 100 million people. ( 1 basket = 34 kg)
He urged the people to cooperate with the government for rapid achievement of national stability and economic development, adding that Hluttaw representatives elected were discharging their respective duties in accordance with the constitution. He called regional administrators and all the civil servants to exert efforts for the interests of the State and people in line with the new administrative mechanism.
At Pakokku General Hospital, the Vice-President and party donated to the medical fund of the hospital and provided patients with cash and kind. The Vice-President instructed provision of haemodialysis by the government and donors depending on the number of snake bitten patients and kidney failures at Region/ State and district level hospitals. He urged for more specialists. They then paid homage to Thihoshin and Shwegu pagodas.
They had visited Bagan Cultural Region yesterday and paid homage to the ancient pagodas of Bagan.
Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham inspects damages of fire outbreak in Mingala Taungnyunt Township
1 Jan 2012Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham here this morning, inspected loss and damages in the outbreak of fire in the early hours of 29 December, at Kutohseik Ward of Mingala Taungnyunt Township. He comforted and presented cash assistance to the fire victims at the relief camps and in-patients injured in the explosion during the fire, at the hospital. He also went to inspect the damage from a separate fire at Basic Education High School No. 2 in Kamayut Township.
At the relief camp in Mingala Taungnyunt BEHS No. 7, the Vice-President and party presented 200,000 kyat each to 161 households. Student knapsacks, textbooks, school uniforms and 20,000 kyat each were provided to 171 students of fire victim families. At MahaWizayayama Monastery relief camp they inspected the rice, cooking oil, blankets, garments and foodstuffs to be provided to the fire victims.
Next, the Vice-President inspected cash and relief supplies donated by wellwishers and health care services provided by the special medical teams of Directorate of Medical Services, Ministry of Health and Phyo Cetana health care group.
The Vice-President donated one million kyat to Wizayayama Monastery relief camp and presented 200,000 kyat each to 63 households. At Bawzana Thukhakari Refectory, the Vice-President donated one million kyat each to MahaWizayayama monastery and Khemathiwun monastery which were destroyed during the fire.
In meeting with families of five firefighters of the Fire Brigade who died in the fire explosion, he expressed his condolences. He said that they will be honoured deservedly and that the State will provide assistance to their families for their livelihood as much as possible. He presented 200,000 kyat each to the five firemen’s families and families to the 13 people who also died in the fire.
Well-wishers donated altogether 340.5 million kyat for the fire victims.
At Yangon General Hospital, the Vice-President comforted the injured people and one woman patient who was injured in a recent bomb blast at a public toilet in Kamayut Township and presented 100,000 kyat each to them.
At Kamayut BEHS No. 2, the Vice-President viewed the cleaning of debris from the fire-damaged school which occurred on the night of 30 December, and gave words of encouragement to the teachers. Patron of the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Association Union Minister U Khin Maung Myint handed over 300 million kyat donated by MCEA for reconstruction of the school buildings. The association will arrange for the construction of the school buildings.
Kanyin Dam in Ingapu Township of Ayeyawady Region inaugurated
1 Jan 2012The Kanyin Dam, built by Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation was formally opened in Ingapu Township of delta Ayeyawady Region, this morning.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing said that as only when farmers can earn increased incomes, will the whole nation develop in harmony and that the government is building large number of dams and reservoirs for the agricultural purpose. From 1988 to date, the nation has built 233 dams to irrigate 2.82 million acres of arable lands. Kanyin Dam was the 10th facility in Ayeyawady Region, he added.
He urged the local people to maintain the dam for its durability and to carry out poverty alleviation tasks. He unveiled the stone inscription.
The dam will irrigate 8,000 acres of summer paddy and was installed with two 2.5 megwatt generators to supply electricity to the region. Kanyin Dam is of earthen type, and its embankment is 194 feet high and 3,750 feet long. The saddle dyke is 2,850 feet long. The dam can store 148,800 acre feet of water at full brim. Three conduits, four feet by six feet, is of RC ogee type for benefiting 25,000 acres of farmlands. Construction of the dam started in 2002- 2003.
The Union Minister and party also participated in seeding of Palethwe hybrid paddy strain on the 20-acre farmland in Kywezin Village of Ingapu Township.