National Tourism Development Central Committee Chairman Vice President U Henry Van Thio who was in Kayah State, Loikaw Town went to the National Races Youth Development Training School (Bawlake) under the Education and Training Department of the Ministry of Border Affairs yesterday morning accompanied by Kayah State Chief Minister U L Phaung Sho, Deputy Ministers Rear-Admiral Myint Nwe, Maj-Gen Than Htut and U Tin Myint and officials.
At the school hall the Vice President was given a briefing about the training school by Director U Thaung Htike.
In response to the explanation the Vice President remarked on accomplishing the aims of opening the national races youth development training schools and for students to learn their lessons well. The Vice President presented school uniforms, exercise books and foodstuffs for the students, State Chief Ministers presented cash support for the students and Deputy Minister Maj-Gen Than Htut presented cash support for the school staff and then inspected the students’ dormitory. The training school was established in 2015 and was teaching 185 students this year.
Next, the Vice President and party arrived at the View Point at mile post 118 of Pasawng-Meisei Road and inspected the nature based canoe/kayak ride resort site of Ardent Alliance Company.
From there they went to Thanlwin Bridge (Pasawng) where acting Director-General U Win Hlaing of the Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of River Systems explained about maintaining the waterways upstream and downstream of the bridge and Department of Bridge Director General U Shwe Lay explained about non-occurrence of water erosion at the base of the bridge and status of sediment deposit raising the river bottom from the time the bridge was completed in 2015 to date.
The Vice President inspected the bridge and remarked on continuing the construction of retaining walls to prevent river bank erosion.
Afterwards the Vice President went to Meisei Trade Station where Director U Aung Thura from the Department of Trade explained about works conducted at the trade station.
Meisei Trade Station was opened in 2016 and annual trade was increasing year by year. Total value of trade conducted as of end June during 2018-2019 was learnt to be US$ 299 million.
The Vice President also went to BP-13 on the Myanmar-Thai border and inspected the construction site of the border inspection station where officials provided explanations.
In response to the explanations the Vice President remarked on considering water supply and construction of retaining wall required for the border inspection station and to conduct the construction work on time and up to set standards and norms.
Following this the Vice President went to Meisei Township People’s Hospital to provide cash support to the patients and inspect the construction of a new hospital building.
Later the Vice President left Meisei town by a motorcade and arrived back in Loikaw in the evening. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)