President U Htin Kyaw, together with Union Ministers U Than Myint, U Thein Swe and U Pe Zin Tun and Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut, visited Loikaw in Kayah State yesterday and met with local officials, entrepreneurs, farmers and residents in Linphonlay Village.
The president said that he was visiting the region to help local corn farmers as he had heard their difficulties and promised to help them in coordination with related ministries.
Then, the president pointed out that cooperation by the government, government agencies and the people is essential in building a nation and urged entrepreneurs, who the president said play a vital role, to work in the interests of the people.
Afterwards, the president heard the difficulties of the local people, who reported to the president on market stability, the need for export assistance, land title and life security of farmers, release of confiscated farmland, job opportunities, reforestation and narcotic drugs.
After hearing the public voices, the president and the chief minister of Kayah State attended to the needs of local people as much as they could.
In the afternoon, the president and party arrived at Biluchaung Hydro-power Project, where the managing director of Electric Power Generation Enterprise reported to the president on distribution of power from power stations.
Later, the president proceeded to the seven-tier lake in Dimawhso Township and heard reports on tourism development in the state before urging officials to preserve traditional culture. Local residents reported to the president on availability of electricity and education and health needs.
Union ministers also explained border trade and investment plans.
Then, the president and party observed traditional weaving methods and products.
Afterwards, the president went to Panpet village, where he met with the Padaung ethnic people before enjoying their traditional dances and handicrafts.—Myanmar News Agency