MINISTRY of Border Affairs held a coordination meeting 2/2019 on border development works conducted in Fiscal Year 2018-2019, review of human resources development works conducted and works to be implemented in Fiscal Year 2019-2020. The meeting was held at the assembly hall of Ministry of Border Affairs on 12 and 13 September.
At the meeting Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung spoke of openly discussing and submitting suggestions and ideas on the status of completing Fiscal Year 2018-2019 border development works up to the set norms and standard within the set time; strengths and weaknesses encountered; remedial works required; preventing overlaps of works to be conducted with union fund and state/region funds during Fiscal Year 2019- 2020 and on conducting truly effective and beneficial works for the region.
The ministry had established strategy, policy, aims and work processes and drawn up short, mid and long term plans in connection with Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan and Project Bank said the Union Minister. Works were being implemented with the aims of stability and peace of border region, equal and a sustainable development of border region and mainland, development of socio economic and human resources of ethnic nationals in the border region.
The ministry was selecting, prioritizing and conducting works that were beneficial, appropriate and required to the country and the people based on the budget and fund allocated by the Union.
As soon as there were natural disasters, responsible personnel were required to conduct timely works according to Standard Operation Procedure (SOP), assess and report damages and loss to the Union Government Office through the relevant state/region governments.
Next, Deputy Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Than Htut, Progress of Border Areas and National Races Department Director General, Education and Training Department Director General discussed and explained about strengths and weaknesses of works conducted and future work programs. Other meeting attendees also discussed and explained about their respective works and the Union Minister coordinated on the discussions and explanations.