February 10, 2017

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President inspects flood control measures in Zalun, visits Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute in Yangon

President U Thein Sein visits the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute.
President U Thein Sein visits the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute.

PRESIDENT U Thein Sein inspected works being carried out for river bank protection and flood control in Zalun Township, Ayeyawady Region and visited Singapore-Myanmar vocational training institute in Bahan Township, Yangon yesterday.
On his inspection tour of the flood control and river bank protection works in Zalun the President heard reports on work progress in construction of a drain to divert water from Ayeyawady River and prevent flooding.
Next, the President and party observed the worksite where the project of building a 5.5-mile drain and other structures including construction of the Maydon dyke is being implemented. The works are currently at 38 per cent completion.
As compensations for crops and lands, payments of K700 million had been fully made, sources said.
Then, the President and party visited the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute in Yangon. In his address at the meeting the President elaborated on the government’s efforts to establish vocational training schools across the country and called on trainees to strive to ensure national development through the knowledge they have gained at school.
The SMVTI, established on 16 October, 2015 is offering six-month full-time training courses to Myanmar youth. The Institute can allow 800 trainees a year to take courses and is set to be officially opened in the middle of this year in commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of Myanmar-Singapore Diplomatic Ties.

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