Union Ministers inspect rehabilitation processes in Sittway Tsp

The donation ceremony of water purifiers and accessories to Sittway University by the Myanmar Construction Entrepreneurs Federation (MCEF) and the launching ceremony of the soy milk feeding project for students of basic education schools in Sittway Township were held at the convocation hall of Sittway University yesterday.
Union Ministers Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, U Myo Thant and Dr Thet Thet Khine, Rakhine State Chief Minister U Htein Lin, Deputy Ministers, departmental officials, Chairman of MCEF U Shein Win and members, Rector and members of the faculties of Sittway University, township education officers, headmasters, teachers and students of basic education schools of Sittway Township attended the events.
During the ceremonies, Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung expressed words of thanks to those who actively participated in rehabilitation processes in Mocha-hit Rakhine State together with the government.
It is such a wonderful activity as the MCEF participates in education and health-related rehabilitation processes in Rakhine State, donates water purifiers and launches soy milk feeding programmes for children across the nation. Access to clean water is crucial after the storm. The government is also arranging to ensure clean water for storm victims. He then expressed gratitude to MCEF for its donations to Rakhine State. The MCEF Chairman clarified the donation and handed over K35 million worth of water purifiers and related materials for Sittway University and soy milk feeding programme books for basic education students to Deputy Minister of Education Dr Moe Zaw Tun.
Then, Union Minister Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung and party inspected the repairing of buildings of Sittway University, a learning session for students and a demonstration of grinding soybean.
On arrival at No 7 BEHS in Padalade Village of Sittway Township, the Union minister and party observed the completed maintenance of school buildings, classrooms and school compound. They then gave vegetable biryani meals to the headmistress.
They went to BEHS (Branch) of Amyintkyun Village and inspected the school compounds and provided backpacks and vegetable biryani to students.
They then headed to the rural health centre in Kuntaung Village of Ponnagyun Township to inspect the healthcare services of medics and they comforted patients and provided vegetable biryani meals.
They also paid homage to Presiding Sayadaw Bhaddanta Pandita of Myoma Pariyatti Monastery in Ponnagyun Township and Presiding Sayadaw Bhaddanta Nandasara of Metta Ooyin Parahita Monastery and donated offerings and cash and regular cash assistance of the Department of Social Welfare for Parahita Monastery.
They then inspected the repairing of school buildings, classrooms and learning sessions of BEHS (Branch) in Alelsu Ward and BEHS in Sanpya Ward of Ponnagyun Township and provided the needed assistance.
During the visits to schools, the Union Minister said the government is focusing on the development of the education sector and supporting the needed assistance to open the schools in Rakhine State as usual in school opening season despite the damages due to Mocha. The students should try hard now to pursue higher education by joining the universities that they like when they complete their basic education. To do so, they should have a sound health condition to study well and do exercises daily to be fit.
They also checked the Mocha-hit U Raj Mingala bridge that connects the Sanpya ward of Ponnagyun Township and Natseik village and instructed responsible personnel to conduct maintenance as quickly as possible.
On arrival at the industrial training school for young ethnic people in Ponnagyun Township, they oversaw the maintenance and gave proper instructions.
Then, the Union Minister and party attended the collective cultivation ceremony and handover ceremony of monsoon paddy seeds held at Kuntaung Village of Ponnagyun Township.
Speaking at the event, the Union Minister said the government provides the needed assistance for the rehabilitation processes of Rakhine State in a timely manner and it will also help in cultivation processes and fulfil the need for rice seedlings to the local farmers to launch the agricultural activities in time in monsoon. Only peace and tranquillity bring momentum to rehabilitation processes. Therefore, all should work together for the peace, tranquillity and development of Rakhine State.
Then, Deputy Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Tin Htut clarified the collective cultivation and monsoon paddy seeds handover ceremony.
The Union ministers and deputy ministers also provided bags of paddy seeds to the farmers and enjoyed the demonstration of cultivation using the tractors.
In the evening, the Union Minister and party went to Kaladan Multi-Modal Port of Sittway and inspected the departure of the Kaladan II ship that will go to MraukU, Myebon and Minbya townships and the Kaladan VI ship that will head to Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungtaw townships carrying relief items including teak and bags of rice. — MNA/KTZH

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