December 14, 2017

Military chief gives economic advice to Coco Island residents

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits fortification used by Japanese troops during the WW-II on the Coco Island. Photo: Myawady
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits fortification used by Japanese troops during the WW-II on the Coco Island. Photo: Myawady

COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited Coco Island yesterday, pledging to fulfil the development needs of local communities.
“Cows should be bred on a commercial basis, in addition to growing palm trees and manufacturing palm products,” said the commander-in-chief during his tour of Coco Kyun Township.
“The Tatmadaw will provide assistance to locals for their cultivation and livestock breeding,” he added.
He went on to say that the country is on its path to multi-party democracy and that local people must cooperate with their minds bent upon effectuating regional development in order to make the democratisation process a success.
In the afternoon, the senior general was briefed by the director of military engineering and acting camp commander of the island’s naval base on the progress of building a jetty, the commercialisation of palm tree cultivation, the growing of substitution crops and palm-based cottage industries.
The senior general toured Coco Island and presented cash awards to war veterans.—Myawady

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