CNF survey for its army camp in Chin state

The Chin National Front (CNF) has sent a survey team to scout for land for its army camp sites and for families to resettle in Than Tlang Township, Chin state, Burma following an agreement between President Thein Sein’s government and the CNF.

Major Thawng Za Lian, a retired Burmese Army officer and a committee member of CNF’s Military Affairs, Major Solomon, secretary of CNF’s Military Affairs, Brigadier General Hrang Tin Thai, Army Chief of the Chin National Army (CNA), Colonel Than Thun, Second Army Chief of CNA, Second Lieutenant Khin Maung Lay and Secretary of family affairs made up the CNF’s survey team, said Major Solomon.

An engineer from Mizoram state of northeast India has been contacted for making arrangements to supply hydro electric power to CNA’s camp. He was invited to accompany the survey team. Village elders and village administrators were also involved.

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World Teachers’ Day celebrated in Chin state

The United Nation’s ‘World Teachers’ Day,’ was celebrated at the Pu Con Bik hall, Hakha, the capital of Chin state, Burma on 5 October 2012.

State ministers, departmental officials, private boarding owners and the Township’s education department officials, totalling around 350 people attended the World Teachers’ Day celebrations, a celebration committee member said.

“Only 22 school teachers on pension out of 48, over 70 years of age attended the celebrations,” said the committee member from Hakha.

A local newspaper said that awards of 15,000 Kyats were given to each pension holding school teachers. A composition and poem reading competition was held for students at the celebrations. Read more…

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