Narrow development gap between urban, rural regions

September 14


THE land of Myanmar is formed with small urban regions and vast rural areas. The urban areas are facilitated with things essential for the society whereas the rural areas do not have similar facilities.


More than 70 per cent of the country’s total population is residing in the rural areas engaging in agriculture and livestock breeding tasks. People from the rural areas invest their lives in farming works. In fact, they try hard to earn income for their families by carrying out hard works.


Meanwhile, some 30 per cent of the total population lives in urban areas where they can enjoy better personal goods and higher living standards than those from the rural areas. Urban people grasp a chance to have easy access to any goodies anytime. They have the opportunity to work in technical and mechanical industries in connection with the international community. Thanks to their society, they have a wider scope of knowledge to do something.


The development gap between the urban and the rural areas is based on the educational qualification of the people. Those from rural areas including border areas and far-flung areas miss the chance to learn education to the deserved level. Most of them dropped out from basic education learning in childhood with reasons for helping their families and farming works. Hence, their generations cannot struggle for the traditions. The generations of rural people have been bringing lesser development to the rural society for many decades.


At the same time, the people from urban areas can enjoy all the chances to choose the job professions, the learning systems, the health, social and economic facilities as heaven to march to the successful missions. They have the opportunities to improve their new generations to higher positions. As the people from the urban areas have a wide range of knowledge, they enable to learn modern technologies and have a chance to enjoy further studies abroad.


Peoples from the two communities are different in the nature of living standards. But they are Myanmar citizens living on the same land. As such, it is necessary to narrow the development gap between them as much as possible. At an opportune time, people from both communities would have to enjoy the fruits of equal facilities in the single society by sharing the future. GNLM