From December 18 to 19, the Upstream Ayeyawady Confluence Basin Hydropower Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “ACHC”), which is subject to the State Power Investment Corporation (SPIC), distributed rice free of charge for the third time in 2018 in Aung Myint Thar Village and Maliyan Migrant Village of Myitsone Hydropower Project on Christmas Eve. A total of 34,176 Myanmar’s liters (71,200 kg) of rice were distributed to villagers this time, worth 42.72 million Kyats. Since 2010, ACHC has distributed a total of 957,000 Myanmar’s liters (1,991,000 kg) of rice to the two resettlement villages for nine consecutive years, totaling 1095.5 million Kyats.
Wu Nuojia, Head of Aung Myint Thar Village said, “I’d like to express our gratitude to ACHC for distributing us free rice for nine consecutive years, and for helping us repair infrastructures such as schools and churches. Thanks to the company’s long-term help, our life is getting better now and our villagers cherish the hard-won good life a lot. They have actively participated in the work of rural construction as well as environmental improvement and protection of the Jinkai River, so as to attract more tourists here to promote regional economic development.”
Wula Painuoang, Head of Maliyan Migrant Village indicated, “Thank ACHC for its donation of free rice to us every year and for its active participation in various festival activities with financial aid. With its help, we will carry out training in fruit tree planting and textile for a better life.”
Zhang Huangui, On-Site Principal of ACHC, responded to their words, “Owing to your support for our company, we will unswervingly fulfill our social responsibilities and continue to help the villages to develop healthily and harmoniously with practical actions. We hope that you can make the most of your strengths, with our help, to achieve environment-friendly and sustainable development in planting, textile and animal husbandry industries so that you can lead a more prosperous life.”
The participants of this activity included leaders of the village committees of Aung Myint Thar and Maliyan Migrant Village as well as related persons of the Production and Engineering Department of ACHC. Additionally, the activity was interviewed by reporters from five media companies including EPN, Myawaddy, Skynet, MRTV and Treasure News.