August 19, 2016

Government aims for reform: President U Thein Sein

President U Thein Sein pays respect to an elder woman during his tour of Myeik.
President U Thein Sein pays respect to an elder woman during his tour of Myeik.

THE success in many sectors of reform measures is a product of the government’s gradual and peaceful approach to change, President U Thein Sein informed locals in two townships of Taninthayi Region yesterday morning.
On his inspection tours of Dawei and Kawthaung townships the president met local peopleand explained the government’s recovery efforts in disaster-affected areas across the country.
He claimed that the achievements made in areas such as economy, education, health, transport infrastructure, telecommunications, power and water supplies are to be attributed to the government’s systematic management of political, economic, executive and private sector reform legislation.
He urged local people to ensure that the upcoming general elections are carried out in a free and fair manner. The general election has been scheduled to be held on 8 November.
During the tours the president visited the Loka Mara Zein Pagoda in Dawei and the Pyitaw Aye Pagoda in Kawthaung. At the pagodas he offered flowers and water, lit oil lights and donated money through the boards of trustees. While in Kawthaung he looked at development projects and the landscaping of the hillock on which the Statue of King Bayintnaung stands.
During the trips President
U Thein Sein was accompanied by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Union Ministers U Soe Thane, Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, U Ohn Myint, U Win Tun,  U Zeya Aung and Dr Than Aung.


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