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July 20, 2019

Senior General visits Kakku Pagoda in Taunggyi, meets PNO leader

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits the historic Kakku Pagoda in Taunggyi, Shan State yesterday.  Photo: Office of the C-IN-C of Defence Services
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visits the historic Kakku Pagoda in Taunggyi, Shan State yesterday.  Photo: Office of the C-IN-C of Defence Services

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla visited the historic Kakku Pagoda in Taunggyi, Shan State, yesterday.
Following the visit, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met with Patron of the People’s Militia (transformed) of PaO Peace Group (PNO) Aung Kham Hti at the Buddha Rakkhita Monastery.
At the meeting, they cordially discussed regional development tasks.
After the talks, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing gifted bottles of bird’s nest drink and food to U Aung Kham Hti.
Following the meeting, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met with local people at the Aung Su Haw Religious Building and briefed about the matters related to regional development tasks.
First, an administrator of the Kyauktalongyi Town and a member of the leading committee of the PaO Self-Administered Zone reported on facts about the zone and needs for education, health, agriculture and regional development of the zone.
In response to the report, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing said he wanted to see the equitable development of all ethnic areas and disclosed obstacles for development in some areas.
The Tatmadaw is ready to give advices and to provide assistance for development to any areas, he added.
The Senior General also presented food for local people through an official at the meeting.
Following the meeting, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and entourage went to the PNO’s Aungsubwe Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Farm established in collaboration with the Tatmadaw.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing suggested the officials of the farm to grow crops which can also be used for feedstuff and to work in cooperation with the agricultural and livestock experts.
He also urged the officials of the farm to seek ways for getting access to water and power supply which is mainly needed for the farm.
In the evening, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing enjoyed the match between the Shan United and Chin Land FC at the Shan State Sports Grounds in Taunggyi. The match is a part of the second leg of Myanmar National League 2019.
The match ended with 1-1 draw. After the match, the Senior General presented cash awarded to both teams, according to the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. — MNA  (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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