Vice President U Henry Van Thio visited patients at the leprosy treatment center in Kentung Town, Naung Kan village, and later inspected development in Loi Mwe town.
The Vice President, together with Shan State Chief Minister Dr. Linn Htut, Deputy Ministers Rear Admiral Myint Nwe and Maj-Gen Than Htut, Permanent Secretaries and officials arrived at Kengtung Town, Naung Kan village, St. Peter’s Church, to attend a donation ceremony for patients and orphans at Naung Kan leprosy treatment center, where Father Angelo Sai Pyen explained the history of the center.
The Vice President and party then provided cash donations for patients and orphans.
From there, the Vice President and officials went to Loi Mwe town and greeted ethnic nationals, after which they toured inside a 100-year old home.
The Vice President then met with local residents of Loi Mwe new village and Pan Wine village, where they discussed the assistance they require.
Loi Mwe town is situated on mountain ranges 5,540 ft. to 6,012 ft. above sea level, located about 20 miles from Kengtung. For some nine months each year, it is engulfed in cool mists and is a town where winter remains the longest season in the year. As the all-round development of Loi Mwe is continuing, it is becoming a tourist destination town in eastern Shan State.
Afterwards, the Vice President and party went to the construction site of the Kengtung substation, where project manager U Min Naing explained about the current and future work of the project.
A 230 KV Nansang-Mongping-Kengtung power line is being built to connect east Shan State with the national grid, while the Kengtung substation project will be completed in
The Vice President and party continued on to Kengtung General Hospital to meet with patients undergoing treatment. The officials also donated money. — Myanmar News Agency