Development programmes discussed for substitutions of narcotic drugs, psychotropic substances

A MANAGEMENT team for implementing development programmes in poppy cultivation areas held a coordination meeting at the Ministry of Border Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.

 The team under the Central Committee for Drugs Abuse Control, Substitution Development Management Committee is implementing pilot substitution development programmes in the four village-tracts of Naungtayar Town of Pinlaung Township of PaO Self-Administered Zone till 2019-2020 financial year.

 Chairman of the team Major General Than Htut said at the meeting to review the previous programmes and coordinated discussions of the members of the team and representatives of local government.

The substitution programmes are being carried out in Pawin, Mwepyin, Pinkhin and Lwemaw village-tracts, for infrastructural developments in roads, bridges,  electrification, education, health, agriculture, livestock, loan  programme of Exim Bank and basic motorcycle repair course by using K1,992.2762 million in 2017-2018 financial year, K466.4105 million in the first six months of 2018-2019 financial year, K2,126.284 million in the second six months of the same fiscal and it has been planned to use K3,235.308 million for 2019-2020 fiscal.—MNA