Drug Elimination Museum
 

The Museum was constructed at a total cost of over 820 million Kyats, of which 514 million Kyats was contributed by the State as capital, 207 million Kyats by various ministries and the Yangon City Development Committee, and 100 million Kyats by the well-wishers from the public. This priceless historical landmark which is also a source of national pride would not have been possible without the support and assistance of various ministries and the contribution and valuable advice and services of the artists and sculptors, Myanmar handicraftsmen, and experts from social organizations.

In booth 1 on the ground floor, gem-studded painting of Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe and guidance on anti-drugs, oil painting of Vice-Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services General Maung Aye meeting with national races leaders on his inspection tour in Kokang region, oil painting of opening of Namting Bridge linking Wa and Kokang regions by Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, oil painting of the Secretary-1 signing in visitors book at the opening of Laukkai Drug Elimination Museum in Kokang regions and oil painting of Secretary-3 Lt-Gen Win Myint meeting with Wa national races leaders on his inspection tour in Wa region were put on display.

In booth 2, the world map and the maps showing the trafficking routes of heroin, marijuana and Cocaine were displayed.

In booth 3, the map showing how opium entered Myanmar and poppy were put on display.

In booth 4, narcotic drugs control in the time of Myanmar kings and announcement on narcotic drugs by King Padon were displayed.

In booth 5, Documentary photos on loss of lives due to the abuse of narcotic drugs put on display.

In booth 6, documentary photos on Kuomintang's intrusion into Myanmar and their movement, evidences and clarifications were shown.

In booth 7, Pictures of withdrawal of Kuomintang forces and plane crash of Lieutenant Peter were displayed.

In booth 8, and anti-drugs endeavours from 1948 to 1962 after gaining independence and anti-drugs endeavours from 1962 to 1974.

In booth 9 anti-drugs endeavours from 1974 to 1988, seizures of opium refinery by the Tatmadaw, precursors, painting of Ngayepan and Taungyanshin Operations, photos and news reports of Ngayepan Operations from 1 to 8, historic photos of Senior General Than Shwe's activities in Moe Hein Operation Phase-6, historic photos of the Secretary-1's activities in Moe Hein Operation Phase-8, documentary photos and news reports of Moe Hein Operation Phase from 1 to 12, painting of Moe Hein Operation, Senior General Than Shwe's activities in Moe Hein Operation Phase-6, documentary photos of Sisiwan Tarpan battle and engagements and operations in Monkyut region and Barkyan region were displayed. 

On the first floor of the museum, painting of endeavours of drugs elimination in Myanmar was displayed. In booth 2 formation of Central Committee for Drugs Abuse Control, organizational set-up and functions were put on displayed, in booth 3 policies on narcotic drugs, in booth 4 return to the legal fold of armed groups, their locations and lists of armed groups that returned to the legal fold, in booth 5 development in Kokang region, in booth 6 documentary photos of armed groups that returned to the legal fold, in booth 7, enacting of law on Narcotic Drugs and Psychotrophic Substances, crime and punishment, law books, notification on narcotic drugs. The booth-8 displays about the salient points of special anti-narcotic squads; the booth-9, the portraits of the Secretary-1 and ethnic leaders destroying poppy fields; the booth-10, the map of Wa region and poppy substitution crop cultivation; the booth-11, the definition of the stimulant pills, types, raw materials, trafficking routes and their danger; the booth-12, the destruction of seized drugs; the booth-13, the map of Golden Triangle region; the booth-14, Myanmar's international relations and signing of MoUs in eliminating the drugs; the booth-15, the Myanmar-US joint opium yield survey; the booth-16, the map of Mongla region; and the booth-17, the different phases of the 15-year drug elimination project. The second floor houses booths displaying the substitute crop cultivation and farming, border areas development activities, treatment of drug addicts, drug rehabilitation tasks, drug education programmes, cooperations with global nations and organizations and the activities of MNA.

 


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