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February 17, 2019

Senior General meets officers, troops, families of Mogaung, Mohnyin cantonments

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with department officials from Mohnyin District. photo: c-in-c Office
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with department officials from Mohnyin District. photo: c-in-c Office

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met separately with officers, troops and families of Northern Command, Mogaung and Mohnyin cantonments yesterday morning and afternoon.
Following the meetings Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief presented food for officers, troops and families of the cantonment while his wife presented cash supports to the maternal and child welfare association of the cantonments.
Next, Commander-in-Chief (Navy), Commander-in-Chief (Air) and high ranking officers from Commander-in-Chief (Army) Office presented books, journals, sports equipment and food.
Afterwards the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief met with departmental officials from Mogaung Township and Mohnyin District and discussed requirements for using available electricity to produce high quality regional finished products based on agriculture and livestock works and obtain income, for leadership of relevant officials to conduct agriculture and livestock works appropriate for the region, to conduct administrative works in a fair and equitable manner, to cooperate and work together towards raising the education and knowledge of the local people, conducting drug eradication works and reduce/prevent drug usage and participation of the Tatmadaw in regional development works.
Later in the evening the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief and party arrived Kachin State, Mohnyin District, Indawgyi Lake.
In the meeting and discussion with local elders, local people and members of militia on regional development matters, local elders, local people and head of militia first explained about regional development and security matters.
The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief said he was very happy to be able to meet with ethnic nationals.
The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief said Indawgyi region was a place where agriculture land, water and food were abundantly available and to use the available electricity to produce finished goods from agriculture and livestock works. He advised them to consume nutritious vegetables, meat, fish and eggs and to produce educated ethnic nationals. He added that the Tatmadaw has been doing its best for regional development and for all to participate in controlling and preventing drug use.
A month after the Tatmadaw made an announcement on 21 December 2018 for cease fire and eternal peace some ethnic armed organizations were found to have broken their promises and pledges. A path has been opened to conduct meetings and discussions along the NCA route for peace and the country would develop only when there was peace. He explained about the importance of rule of law, peace and stability to achieve a disciplined democracy when walking down the democracy path chosen by the people.
The Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief, Commander-in-Chief (Navy) and Commander-in-Chief (Air Force) then presented foods to local ethnic nationals and members of the militia.
Later theTatmadaw Commander-in-Chief, wife and party paid homage to Shwe Myintzu Pagoda in Indawgyi Lake and donated cash for pagoda all-round repair work.
From there they continued on to the Thousand Arahat Shinpin Myatswa Pagoda on Mt. Shwe Moe, Mine Nar Village, Waingmaw Township and paid homage to sanghas led by State Sangha Nayaka Myitkyina Dhamma Rakhita Wuntho Monastery Sayadaw Agga Maha Panita Bhaddanta Kaytumala, after which they took the five precepts and donated offerings.
They then offered flowers, waters and oil lamps to the buddha image, and paid homage by going around the pagoda in a clock-wise direction according to news released by the Office of the Tatmadaw Commander-in-Chief. — MNA
(Translated by Zaw Min)

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