TANINTHAYI Region Chief Minister Daw Lei Lei Maw Thein, accompanied by ministers of the Taninthayi Region Government and regional level departmental officials, visited Kawthaung on Thursday.
The Chief Minister and party met with departmental officials of Kawthaung District and Bokepyin township in the hall of Bokepyin township Administration Department in Bokepyin.
At the meeting, township level officials from the respective departments reported on education, health, forest, agriculture and livestock, road and bridge and on the prevention and elimination of narcotic drug abuse and trafficking.
Next, the Chief Minister heard reports on respective sectors of the district and township officials and attended to their needs.
The chief minister suggested that priority be given to the fight against narcotic drugs in the villages on the islands in Bokepyin township, that department officials co-operate with the people in treatment for drug addiction and that responsible organisations make a combined effort to co-operate with local people in their efforts to conserve local forest reserves and natural mangrove forests.