December 09, 2016

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State Counsellor meets with Central Body for Myanma Special Economic Zone

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the meeting with members of the Myanmar Special Economic Zone in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: Reuters
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the meeting with members of the Myanmar Special Economic Zone in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: Reuters

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi has called for success of the economic zones in Myanmar, as they are politically and economically subtle.
In her speech at the meeting with members of the Central Body for the Myanmar Special Economic Zone in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, the State Counsellor stressed the need to win trust from international communities that the country has the stability and development upon which the success of international investors in the special economic zones is built.
“The progress of the economic zones is of great importance to achieving the United Nation’s Sustainable development goals. Creating job opportunities are currently being implemented as the short term plan. Unemployment may cause moral bankruptcy, which begets blockage in building a nation. Strengthened finance is important for a country to provide the public with sufficient subvention for the development in education and health sectors. In a short period of time, we need to make our projects a success for our people to be able to live in sufficiency”, she said.
Personnel are obliged to openly submit their difficulties encountered in implementing projects, she said, expressing her concerns that dereliction of our duty, fear of being hated or a deficiency of skills may lead to loss of people’s wealth and resources.
The State Counsellor stressed the importance of economic development, because it plays an important role for all national ethnic groups and the whole populace to live in peace and stability.
Material progress cannot be achieved without economic development, and neither can intellectual nor artistic development. For the peace and stability of the nation, its people need to be endowed with enough physical development. Hence, we must take the important role of capacity of supply into consideration in building economic zones”, said Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
Afterward, U Henry Van Thio, VP and chairman of central committee of MSEZ said, “SEZs are directly related to a nation’s development, so we urge management committee members of Thilawa, Dawei and Kyaukphyu SEZs to try hard as much as possible with concerted effort.
Union Minister Dr Than Myint, Chairman of Myanma SEZ central working committee, Dr Hset Aung, Dr Htun Naing, Dr Soe Win and Taninthari Region Chief Minister, Dr Le Le Maw clarified situations under implementation and future plans respectively. Union Ministers U Kyaw Tint Swe, U Pe Zin Tun, U Thein Swe, Dr Than Myint, U Win Khaing and Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo also made suggestions. The State Counsellor discussed submitted cases and gave necessary advice. — Myanmar News Agency

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