President U Thein Sein, accompanied by Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Hla Maung Tin and Commander Maj-Gen Ko Ko Naing, viewed round prevailing peace and stability of MraukU in a motorcade on 1 October.
At Nawarat Hotel in MraukU, the President heard reports on year wise arrival of tourists in MraukU and prospects of building the airport by MraukU Township Administrator U Ye Win and Deputy Commissioner U Hla Oo.
After hearing the reports, the President said the district is engaged in agriculture and tourism as main business and stressed the need to grow crops through double cropping and develop agro-based products. He noted that only when peace and stability and rule of law can be restored in the region, will tourism industry develop. He urged township development supportive committee and township development affairs committee to join hands in regional development tasks.
The President paid homage to Shitthaung (a) Yanaung Zeya Stupa and Maha Muni Buddha Image in MraukU and Kyauktaw.
While in Kyauktaw, the President met with departmental officials and townselders.
At the meeting, he said that the government holds up the people-centered policy. The authorities of grass-root level are to coordinate among them and to submit the report for regional development.
He stressed that township development supportive committee, township DACs and administrative bodies are to cooperate and exchange views with Hluttaw representatives and urged all to participate in regional development tasks.
The government is focusing on two points of people’s desire—peace and stability and rule of law, and socio-economic development. Development tasks cannot be carried out without peace and stability.
Previous year’s conflicts in the state caused impact on the economic development of Rakhine State. Conflicts in Rakhine State caused sufferings to not Rakhine State but the whole nation.
Without putting blame on each other, all are to uphold tolerance and sympathy for avoiding more conflicts, he added.
Those present submitted water supply system for the township development and extension of power supply hour.
After attending to the needs, the President explained construction of 50-megawatt gas power plant in Kyaukpyu and power supply tasks for Rakhine State. In addition, the President arranged to provide more fuel quota for Kyauktaw Generator.
In meeting with local people at Maungtaw District Deputy Commissioner Office, the President pointed out that previous conflicts caused losses intrade and economy of the state. Conflicts may tarnish the images of the State in the international community.
Leaders of both communities are to cooperate in avoiding more conflicts.
They have to change their mind-set. The President said that the plan will be implemented for repairing the roads in Maungtaw Township.
Later, the President viewed reconstruction of houses for the victims by helicopter and arrived back in Sittway in the afternoon.
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