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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing addresses service personnel, instructors, trainees of Oattwin Station


Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets service personnel, instructors and trainees at the advanced local military training school in Oattwin Station.

The Senior General presents books, publications and gifts for the service personnel, and trainees of the station.

Nay Pyi Taw November 17

Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing met service personnel, instructors and trainees at the advanced local military training school in Oattwin Station this morning.

Present on the occasion were Joint Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint, senior military officers of Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, and Commander of Southern Command Brig-Gen Myat Kyaw.

The Senior General addressed the attendees and presented books, publications and gifts for the service personnel, and trainees of the station.

Quartermaster General Lt-Gen Nyo Saw also presented foodstuffs and Lt-Gen Thein Htay of Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) sports gear for the service personnel and trainees. 

After the meeting, the Senior General and his entourage cordially greeted the service personnel and trainees.

Before the meeting, the Senior General and his entourage visited Taungoo where the commander of Southern Command explained about the beautification of the town moat.

The Senior General gave instructions that the moat of the town should be renovated now as Taungoo is over 500 years old and that the renovation means preservation of the country’s heritage 

and boosting national prestige. He suggested that the township administration, the township development committee and community elders, with the approval of the Bago Region government, work in collaboration with the Culture Ministry and Agriculture and Irrigation Ministry to renovate the moat. He added that the Tatmadaw will provide necessary help. According to historical records, the Taungoo moat is around 2240 meters from east to west, and around 1,600 meters from south to north. It is 6,991 feet long in the east, 7,032 feet long in the west, 7,232 feet long in the south and 7,451 feet long in the north and 180 feet wide and covers an area of 118.60 acres.

Thandaung Resort possessed of spectacular views is just an hour and half drive from Taungoo and just four-hour drive from Yangon and the Taungoo Moat and Thandaung Resort have high potential to become one of major tourist attractions in Myanmar, contributing to its tourism industry.

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