Three Myanmar leaders came for study visit

Three Myanmar leaders came for study visit
U Myint Swe, Chief Minister of the Yangon Region (left) meets Mr Teo Eng Cheong, CEO of IE Singapore (right) at the IE Singapore Global Conversations dialogue earlier.

The chief ministers of three regions in Myanmar - Yangon, Mandalay and Bago - came for a four-day study visit here as part of the Singapore-Myanmar Technical Cooperation Programme (SMTCP).

During the visit, which ended on Wednesday, chief ministers U Myint Swe of Yangon, U Ye Myint of Mandalay and U Nyan Win of Bago exchanged views with government officials on Singapore's economic development, urban planning, and water management policies, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement on Tuesday.

They met Minister of State for Trade and Industry Teo Ser Luck and attended a briefing by the Economic Development Board.

They also joined a roundtable session organised by International Enterprise Singapore to discuss economic opportunities in their respective regions.

The three leaders also briefed Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong on the economic and developmental challenges faced by their regions and discussed ways to improve Myanmar's human resource capabilities and attract more foreign investment.

Under the SMTCP, Singapore shares its expertise and experience in relevant developmental areas to support Myanmar's reform and capacity-building efforts.


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