August 19, 2016

President affirms commitment to socioeconomic growth in Taninthayi

President U Thein Sein being welcomed by local people in Kyunsu Township. Photo: MNA
President U Thein Sein being welcomed by local people in Kyunsu Township. Photo: MNA

The government remains committed to reforms to bring about peace, stability and socioeconomic development for the people, President U Thein Sein said yesterday morning to residents of Myeik, Kyunsu, Taninthayi and Palawin in Taninthayi Region.
The president cited the signing of the nationwide ceasefire agreement as a step toward lasting peace, while referring to rural development and poverty reduction as socioeconomic development efforts.
He described the adoption of the people-centred system as an executive reform and a path toward the development of the private sector with the aim of economic growth. He called on locals to establish closer cooperation with the government in sustaining the momentum of development projects.
He also urged local people to join hands with the government to ensure the success of the upcoming election, saying its success would bring national prestige.
While in Myeik and Kyunsu, President U Thein Sein visited pagodas, where he offered food, flowers and water, lit oil lights and donated money. In Taninthayi town, the president visited the Chaunggyi monastery, where he paid homage to the presiding Sayadaw Bhaddanta Pannjadipa. He also enjoyed the annual festival of traditional Dragon Boat Race and presented awards to the winners. During the tours, the president 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 Zeyar Aung and Dr Than Aung, as well as Taninthayi Region Chief Minister U Myat Ko.


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