July 01, 2017

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President attends opening of office, mini hydropower plant in Lahe

President U Thein Sein in Naga traditional dress accepts gifts from Naga ethnic people. Photo: MNA
President U Thein Sein in Naga traditional dress accepts gifts from Naga ethnic people. Photo: MNA

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein attended the opening of the Kya-lway creek hydropower plant and an office building for the Naga Self-administered Zone leading body in Lahe, Sagaing Region yesterday.
Accompanied by Commander-in-Chief of Defense Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, Union Ministers Lt-Gen Kyaw Swe, U Win Tun, U Khin Maung Soe, Dr Than Aung and U Ye Htut, Mandalay Region Chief Minister U Ye Myint, Maj-Gen Tun Tun Naung of the Office of Commander-in-Chief (Army) and Lt-Gen Mya Tun Oo, the President arrived in Homalin where they were welcomed by Sagaing Region Chief Minister U Tha Aye and ministers and officials.
After hearing reports on work progress at Chindwin hall, the President gave a speech on the opening of Arts and Science colleges, vocational training schools and the extended cultivation of rubber and tea plantations in Homalin.
The President and party then flew to Naga self-administered zone in Lahe via Hkamti.
Attending the opening ceremony of an office building for the leading committee of the zone and a small-scale Kya-lway creek hydropower the President unveiled the signboards of the facilities and inspected them.
The number of villages which can access to electricity in the Naga Self-administered Zone has increaed from 11 before 2010 to 193 in 2016. Work on construction of Kyalway hdropower plant started on 1st January in 2015.
The plant installed with 150-KW generators is supplying electricity to people in Lahe around the clock. — Myanmar News Agency

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