Myanmar VP warns of challenges threatening future of state

Yangon – Myanmar Vice President Dr. Sai Mauk Kham has warned of challenges the country’s youth is facing which pose threats to the future of the nation, official media reported Friday.

To overcome the challenges, investment in young people is required, Sai told a population-related function.

He stressed that as almost 30 percent of Myanmar’s population is youth, helping them overcome challenges is a sound investment for the future.

He urged people in the country to cooperate with the government to provide safe and secure lives, knowledge, skill and job opportunities for the youth.

Myanmar announced a population of 60.98 million in October 2012 before a nationwide population census was conducted in March-April this year, the result of which is expected to be released in August.

Meanwhile, Myanmar National Plan of Action for Children 2006- 2015 is under implementation.

Arrangements are also being made to open the early childhood care and development center in Yangon.

Myanmar signed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990 and investment in their right to live, to grow, to be protected and to participate in the society are called for. Source: Xinhua