Myanmar President U Thein Sein has stressed the need of the participation of the people in people- centered development efforts, official media reported Wednesday.
Addressing at the President's Excellence Award Presentation ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, Thein Sein called on the entire people to cooperate with the government to bring down mob violence and instigation that hampered the stability, said the New Light of Myanmar.
He also stressed mindset change in private sector and systematic measures to be taken for development of private sector.
Simultaneously with political, economic and administrative reforms, the government set private sector development reform as the fourth phase of reform process.
Although it had been two years that Myanmar opened up to the outside world in both economic and international relations contexts, the private sector of the country was still to rise above, he disclosed.
He called on national entrepreneurs to get ready for ASEAN Free Trade Area, boosting production and marketing.
Aimed at turning out of highly qualified human resources for private sector and building the nation through people's strength, the excellence awards were presented to those who contributed their excellent performance in their respective sectors for the development of the country and socioeconomic status of its people.
As a special program, monks who made great strides in religious and social matters including Interfaith Group that strives for peaceful co-existence, monks, individuals and organizations who are lending a helping hand to the poor and disabled persons were also given certificates presented by the state.