Senior General Min Aung Hlaing donated computers, notebooks and cash funds to schools and universities at Taunggyi’s City Hall on Friday.
He said during a ceremony that the computers and funds were given on behalf of the country’s army, navy and air force as part of ongoing efforts to boost educational standards in Myanmar and build a bright future for the nation.
The Chief Minister of Shan State Sao Aung Myat, senior officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief and Commander Major General Aye Win of the Eastern Command were present during the ceremony.
The chief minister also briefed the senior general on efforts to tackle the narcotic drug trade, to improve infrastructure and raise health and education standards in Shan State.
The educational institutes received 30 computers and related accessories, as well as thousands of exercise books and K22.5 million in funding. Members of the public also donated 178 computers and over K157 million at the same ceremony.
The senior general later proceeded to the Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, where he gave similar donations and was given an update from Chairman U Khun San Lwin about regional development. The chairman received 27 computers, K70 million and thousands of exercise books on behalf of local students.
Afterwards, the senior general visited Defence Services Computer
Science and Technology Institute and heard reports on agriculture courses before inspecting construction work at the institute.