We can do many things though there are over two years of government term left. The public are requested to monitor our works calmly, the newly-appointed Union Minister for Planning and Finance Soe Win told media after taking the oath at Union Parliament on June 5.
“I have been tasked with doing my works independently. If necessary, I will get instructions from the State Counsellor. I want to take effective and beneficial loans. I don’t want to receive unprofitable foreign investments. There are many challenges. But we should not underrate these challenges. There is no much time left. We will do suitable things. There are many priority sectors,” he added.
He is the oldest minister in the cabinet. There is criticism of his capacity due to his age and health condition.
With regard to the criticism of his health, Soe Win said he was taking great care of himself.
He continued to say that normally the country saw a slight economic growth. Ministries needed to extend a helping hand to each other. He will focus on this matter especially.
Soe Win was born in Mawlamyine in 1938. In 1961, he started his career in Myanma Economic Bank as deputy manager. He also worked in Myanmar Foreign Trade Bank (MFTB) and as country managing partner for Deloitte Touche Myanmar Vigour Advisory Ltd. He is a banking expert and worked as an advisor at home and abroad for many years.
He is a member of the Economic Committee of the National League for Democracy. He won BA, BL and DMA.
With the approval of Union Parliament, the President appointed him to replace former Union Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win who resigned from his post of his own volition on May 25.