Senior General Min Aung Hlaing inspects CNC Camshaft Grinding Machine at No (14) Heavy Industry.
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing views production of Bulldozer Blade at No (15) Heavy Industry.
Nay Pyi Taw October 19
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing visited heavy industries in Thagara Industrial Region, Yedashe Township, this morning. The Senior General was accompanied by Commander-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral Tin Aung San, Commander-in-Chief (Air) General Khin Aung Myint, senior military officers of the Commander-in-Chief (Army)’s Office, Commander of Southern Command Maj-Gen Myat Kyaw and officials.
Frist, the Senior General and party arrived at No (14) Heavy Industry (Thagara) and heard a report on the production process of the industry by the factory managers.
In response to the report, the Senior General said the factories were built with the aim of manufacturing heavy machinery domestically. Despite its inability to make saloon cars at present, Myanmar has the wherewithal to assemble trucks ranging from light trucks to heavy duty trucks. Yearly, the country has to import up to a ten thousand vehicles, excluding private cars. The country can reduce spending of foreign exchange by manufacturing necessary vehicles at home. It needs to use the local-made products. It can be seen that present factories which sought technologies from foreign companies by signing agreements can manufacture quality products meeting set standards. Strenuous efforts must be made to regularly run the production systems on a small scale, medium scale and large scale step by step. As electricity is essential for development of the region, it needs to generate electricity. Therefore, efforts are to be made for manufacturing quality turbines and spare parts as the small-scale hydro power can be generated in villages and small towns depending on availability of water without harming the natural environment.
Then, the Senior General and party inspected running of machines at No (14) Heavy Industry (Multipurpose Diesel Engine Production), No (15) Heavy Industry (Bulldozer, Excavator and Forklift Machinery Production), and No (26) Heavy Industry (Hydro-turbine, Generator and Boiler Production). After hearing the reports presented by officials, the Senior General asked officials what he wanted to know and gave necessary instructions.
The Myawady Daily