Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control holds meeting
YANGON, 4 Nov – Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control held meeting 3/99 at the Ministry of Home Affairs this afternoon, with an address by Minister for Home Affairs Col Tin Hlaing.
Also present on the occasion were Vice-Chairmen of CCDAC Minister for Foreign Affairs U Win Aung and Minister or Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development Affairs Col Thein Nyunt, Chairman of Work Groups Supervisory Committee Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Thura Myint Maung, deputy ministers, Secretary of CCDAC Director-General of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Soe Win and others.
Speaking on the occasion, Minister Col Tin Hlaing
said the meeting was held to review the accomplishments during the first two
years of the first-five year project of the 15-year narcotic drugs eradication
He then spoke of the meetings held by CCDAC, saying the
CCDAC Chairman has given directives on the presentations concerning local and foreign drug
matters and has sought the advice from Secretary-1 of the State
Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt as necessary.
Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council and Prime Minister Senior General
Than Shwe had visited Thailand at the invitation of Thai Prime Minister Mr Chuan
Leekpai. During the visit the two Prime Minister focused their discussions on joint efforts in rooting out the
narcotic drugs. As a result of the visit, a Thai high-level anti-drug delegation visited Myanmar and
held meeting with Myanmar counterparts. The Thai delegation also visited the border areas. The national races residing in border
areas have already made a firm determination to discard poppy cultivation,
frankly presenting the need to render effective assistance.
During the meeting of the members of Counter Narcotic Centre (CNC) of American State
Department and Myanmar officials, the American side had admitted that there was a drop
of 31 percent in poppy cultivation in Myanmar during 1999 when compared with that of
1998; and 38 percent drop in opium production when compared with that of 1998. However, CNC
reviewed that the drop in poppy cultivation and opium production was due to bad weather, ignoring
the efforts of Myanmar government and the local people in eradicating the narcotic drugs.
Anyhow the drop can be assumed as the beginning of the victory in totally rooting out poppy
cultivation and opium production in Myanmar within the 15 years.
The Senior General himself is giving guidance and the
Secretary-1 is rendering effective supervision in implementing the 15-year
programme; thus, local authorities and the respective ministries are taking part in the task
with might and main. The Ministry of Progress of Border Areas and National Races and Development
Affairs is playing a key role in implementing the task. The national race leaders
and the local people are also taking part in eradicating the narcotic drugs on their own conviction.
Officials concerned should accelerate this momentum of success in eradicating the drugs.
The minister also dealt with financial matters, treatment and rehabilitation
programmes, drug education and keeping of systematic records and data on the tasks.
He said all should strive to end narcotic drugs production, to control drug abuse, to crush
trafficking, to organize the people to take part in the tasks and to assess the intentional
relations in remedying the weak ness.
Police Maj-Gen Soe Win reported on accomplishments concerning the resolutions of CCDAC meetings, Minister U Win Aung on use of Internet and web site systems and Minister Col Thein Nyunt on the ministry’s commitments concerning the eradication of drugs and international cooperation. Participants then took part in the discussions.
Participants then took part in the discussions.
The meeting ended with concluding remarks by the CCDAC Chairman.
Secretary-1 inspects construction of museum to mark drug abuse control
Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt inspects construction of Drug Abuse Control Museum.
YANGON, 24 Nov – Secretary-l of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt inspected construction of the museum to mark drug abuse control at the corner of Hanthawady and Kyundaw Streets in Kamayut Township here this morning.
Accompanied by officials of the State Peace and Development Council Office, the Secretary-1 arrived at the construction site at 9.15 am.
Minister of Home Affair and officials concerned reported to the Secretary-1 on progress of work in construction of a meeting hall and an administrative building of the museum, power and water supply, greening of the museum, planting of flowers and trees and arrangements for display and inner decoration of the museum. The Secretary-l gave instructions, and he left there after inspecting construction works.
Committee for Drug Abuse Control meets
YANGON, 12 Nov – A work
coordination meeting of Yangon Division Committee for Drug Abuse Control was
held in the Meeting Room of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Office
this afternoon, addressed by member of the State Peace and Development Council
Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development
Council Commander of Yangon
Command Maj-Gen Khin Maung Than. In his address, the commander said it is
necessary not only to expose drug dealers in Yangon Division but also to give
treatment and education to drug-addicts; it is also needed to give education on
evil consequences of drug abuse to those who do not use drugs; only when all the
people regard this task as a national duty and cooperate in it will the work for
elimination of narcotic drugs be successful.
He also added that narcotic drug eradication and prevention is designated as a
national duty and poppy cultivation is being eliminated gradually by raising the
standard of living of the national races in the border areas. Moreover, the
three tactics such as supply elimination, demand reduction and law enforcement
are being employed to eradicate and prevent narcotic drugs.
The meeting ended with
concluding remarks by the commander.