November 21, 2017

President goes on inspection tour of development projects in Putao

President U Thein Sein presents ration to organizations in Putao.
President U Thein Sein presents ration to organizations in Putao.

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein yesterday attended a gathering of local governmental officials and cultural and religious groups at the Phonkanrazi hall in Putao district, Kachin State.
At the event, Kachin State Chief Minister U Lagun Ngan Sai briefed on measures intended to fulfill the needs for education, health, transportation and drinking water, including future plans for regional development.
Union Minister U Khin Maung Soe explained the distribution of electricity to Putao and arrangements for increased supply of power.
On the occasion, President U Thein Sein provided rice and oil to 14 religious organisations and four cultural troupes in Putao district.
The president called for collaborated efforts on regional stability and development, stressing the need to enhance the development of human resources and health care services. He pointed out the importance of better transport infrastructure and improved productivity for the region to ensure self-sufficiency. He also recalled his government’s commitment to reforms in the political, administrative, economic and private sectors in the past five years.
The president proceeded to Namhtwam hydropower project in Putao township, where he was briefed on ongoing undertakings and future activities. He urged officials to implement hydropower projects in order of priority and consider projects suitable for privatisation.
Located on the Namhtwam creek seven miles southwest of Putao, the Namhtwam hydropower project will have turbines with an installation capacity of 3.2 megawatts and is expected to be completed in March 2017.

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