August 19, 2016

VP U Nyan Tun calls for regional development, environmental conservation at Kyaik-hti-yoe Pagoda

Vice President U Nyan Tun applies gold foils on Kyaik-hti-yoe Pagoda. Photo: MNA
Vice President U Nyan Tun applies gold foils on Kyaik-hti-yoe Pagoda. Photo: MNA

Vice-President U Nyan Tun inspected development tasks and environmental works being undertaken in the region of Kyaik-hit-yoe Pagoda in Mon State yesterday.
Vice-President accompanied by Mon State Chief Minister U Ohn Myint and officials visited Kyaik-hti-yoe waterfall resort set to be implemented for developing the country’s tourism industry and boosting job creation.
Next, the Vice-President paid homage to the Pagoda and heard reports on ongoing works for regional development, greening and cleaning of the region and accommodation for pilgrims.
In his address, the Vice-President called for far-sighted vision on the regional development without hurting the environment as the Pagoda and its environs are expected to be designated as cultural ecotourism zone which is situated on the East-West Economic Corridor linking Vietnam to Thailand via Myanmar.
He also stressed the need for ensuring emergency preparedness and response plan and risk management procedures, and conducting educative programs and taking actions against earthworks that can damage the historic site.
The Vice-President also highlighted the importance of mass participation in drawing up of environmental conservation plan for the Pagoda, and setting up the monitoring and verification mechanism for ensuring donations collected at the Pagoda to help regional development tasks.
Next, he viewed round the Pagoda and cordially greeted pilgrims and owners who run shops at the Pagoda.—Myanmar News Agency


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