Published on Sunday, 09 December 2012 05:02
Foreign research team visiting villages in Taunggyi Townshi(Photo-EMG)
A delegation comprising 22 members from universities in Vietnam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, the Philippines and Laos and one expert from Germany made a field trip to the Nyomee and Lwemoon villages of Taunggyi in Shan state last week.
During their field trip, the delegation members conducted a study on water supply in Htithein Lake (a) Rassia Lake.
After meeting with Chief Minister Sao Aung Myat of Shan state on the same day, the study group went to Htansan Cave, looked at the situation of Hopong and the Tazaungdaing fire balloon festival and went back to Taunggyi.
The study group held a workshop and paper-reading session on December 3, and went on a study tour to Ayethaya industrial zone and to PhaungdawU Pagoda in Inlay on December 4.
“This programme has been launched in Myanmar for the first time. Taunggyi is situated on a high place and it is a hill station. Houses are built not only on the plateau but also on hills, mountain ranges and slopes. We studied the socio-economic life in these areas,” organiser Myint Naing said.
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