Every village in Magway Region to plant two-acre forest to combat rising temperatures

Magway Region needs to adopt plans for the development of agri­culture, livestock breeding and industries, as well as socioeconom­ic improvement based on the Ayeyawady River.



Magway Region can successfully carry out agricultural tasks using water resources from the Ayeyawady River, said Senior General Min Aung Hlaing.


Yesterday afternoon, Chair­man of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met the Magway Region government and district-level departmental officials at the city hall in Mag­way.


With regard to the green­ing process, the Senior General noted that as some townships of Magway Region were involved on the chart of the world’s hot­test cities, all villages have to grow at least two acres of trees to reduce temperature and im­prove climatic conditions.


He underscored that tem­perature shelters can be built to accommodate older persons and those with weak health in the period of severe climatic conditions.


Moreover, the Senior Gen­eral pointed out that it is nec­essary to systematically utilize the Ayeyawady River to operate river water pumping projects with solar energy.


He stressed the need to de­velop cotton-based industries and textile industries, encour­aging the cultivation of cotton plantations. Oil crops must be grown to meet the target sown acreage in Magway Region to earn income from the oil crops, he added.


He underlined that if resi­dents can develop agriculture and livestock-based industries, such efforts can contribute to the development of the region and the State. To do so, it is neces­sary to encourage the education sector to turn out well-versed human resources.


The Senior General empha­sized that only when the coun­try has an increasing number of educated citizens will regions have development. If not, lesser knowledge of people can harm the peace and stability of the re­gion and development process, he noted.


In the public security sector, the Senior General said as the People’s Military Service Law has come into force, a proper number of people from the des­ignated age limit have to seek military service during the set period. Departmental officials have to disseminate factual in­formation to the people so as not to follow fake news, misinforma­tion, and rootless reviews about the people’s military service, he added.


At the meeting, Magway Re­gion Chief Minister U Tint Lwin reported on the progress of ag­riculture and livestock breeding tasks, the learning of students, healthcare services for retired service personnel, and the de­velopment of the region. Depart­mental officials also presented agricultural measures, land uti­lization, cultivation of crops, and establishment of forests to green the environment.


Union ministers U Min Naung and U Khin Maung Yi discussed undertaking green­ing tasks across the nation and setting special zones for forest plantations.


The meeting was also at­tended by SAC Joint Secretary Lt-Gen Ye Win Oo, Council mem­ber Lt-Gen Nyo Saw, union min­isters, senior military officers and officials.


The Senior General present­ed K280 million for the devel­opment of libraries in Magway Region and 5,500 copies of books to the regional chief minister.


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, accompanied by his wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, inspected the progress made in the construc­tion of the Sasana Beikman in Minbu. Director of Military En­gineers Maj-Gen Zaw Naing Oo reported on matters related to the Sasana Beikman. The Sen­ior General gave the necessary guidance.


The Senior General, wife, and party paid homage to Shin­pin Sekkeinte Pagoda in Minbu and Myathalun Pagoda in Mag­way and donated cash to the pagoda’s funds.


The Senior General asked about preparations to gild Myathalun Pagoda for the sev­enth time. — MNA/TTA