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Coastal Resources: Vice President Called For Collective Efforts Of All Stakeholders

16 May 2018

State-level Central Committee on Management of Natural Resources in Coastal Areas held its 4th Coordination Meeting on Wednesday in Nay Pyi Taw with an opening speech of the Committee Chairman, Vice President U Myint Swe.

The Vice President stressed the collective efforts of all stakeholders to preserve the coastal resources. 

The Vice President pointed out that without proper administration to preserve the coastal resources, the crucial ecosystem can be damaged because of the overproduction.

Vice President, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Myint Swe said “In order to maintain the coastal resources effectively and sustainably, the cooperation of the respective government offices, entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, social organizations and locals are really important to have a great success. With the power gained from collaborations, we’re trying to establish the management system of coastal resources for today’s and next generations.”

The Vice President also urged the ways of negotiation or coordination platform when the infrastructures development tasks are implemented in the coastal areas.

Vice President, Republic of the Union of Myanmar, H.E. Myint Swe said “We have conflicts between the developer group and the environmental conservation group when performing developing progress in coastal areas around the country. Instead of going opposite directions, we need mutual negotiation because of developing and conservation for human that reaching developmental goal for three estates: the social, economic and environment.”

The Chief Ministers from the respective Regions and States also reported their undertakings for maintaining the coastal resources.

Chief Minister, Ayeyawady Region Government, Hla Moe Aung said “Many mangrove forests were destroyed during the Nargis cyclone hit in the coastal area. We will report here about the replanting of mangrove forest in cooperation with JICA and international organizations.”

According to 2014 census, almost half of the total population of Myanmar lives along the coastlines of 4 Regions and 2 States of the country and their lives somehow depend on products and services gained from the ecosystem of these coastlines.