Rural Development and Poverty Alleviation work committee meets

Vice-President U Nyan Tun addressed the coordination meeting of the rural development and poverty alleviation work committee in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

In his address, the Vice-President, who is also the chairman of the work committee, stressed the need to present tangible evidence to rural people as progress has been made yearly in the implementation of the 8-point rural development and poverty alleviation scheme.

He called on supporting committees and work committees to seek ways and means for constant implementation of the tasks in their own regions, stressing the need to ensure infrastructure development suitable for rural areas.

Next, Union Minister U Ohn Myint made recommendations for ensuring the development of agriculture, livestock, the fishery industry and private sectors.

Then, Union Minister Dr Kan Zaw elaborated on data collection and evaluation in poverty reduction programme carried out in cooperation with the World Bank.

After hearing reports presented by the Union ministers, region/state chief ministers, deputy ministers and officials, the Vice-President called for sound advice to be given for the implementation of follow-up tasks.

Source: Myanmar President Office. Date: 3 October, 2016