24 January 2020
Chairperson of the Central Committee for Development of Border Areas and National Races, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi together with Union Ministers and officials made a trip to Tamu, Sagaing Region via Kalay, Thursday. At the Set Nyaung Belu hall in Tamu Township, the State Counsellor held meeting with local people.
At the meeting, the State Counsellor said that she saw variety of ethnic people when she came to Tamu. This is dignity of the nation that all races and religions live unity and amity in Myanmar.
Having respects, love and kindness and understanding among each other is the basic mindset of the Union to build the nation’s future. She added that now Sagaing Region has seen the significant progress within a period but it can’t say that is the development we want to have and she emphasized on increasing school-age rate and the danger of narcotic drugs of the youths.
The State Counsellor also pointed out that people asked for transportation, availability of electricity, rendering health care services and quality education during the trip and these are the things that the government should fulfill as much as possible. She also called for the locals to build self-confidence, respect to others and bear love and kindness each other. The State Counsellor said that the complaint center is opened for the people to submit their reports and called for the locals to report their desires and give suggestion.
Locals enquired about plans to establish special economic zone, to upgrade sports complex, road and bridges, to construct embankment, to identify farmland and also for electricity access.
Regarding the matters, Union Minister U Ohn Win and many other officials explained urgent and long-term plans. Also, locals raised questions on a series of matters including fish pond digging, fine for traffic accident, village administrator election, drug seizure case, drug eradication, students sports festival and farmland soil erosion prevention. Regarding the matters presented by the locals, the State Counsellor pledged to call on the concerned officials to tackle and take necessary measures.
She also stressed the dangers of drug. After the meeting, the State Counsellor left Tamu Township for Nay Pyi Taw via Kale Township.
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