The Shan State Progressive Party and Shan State Army plan to open a drug rehabilitation hospital near Muse and Namhkham townships in northern Shan State, a spokesperson for the party said.
“There has been an increase in the number of drug addicts in our state. Most of them are living in downtown [areas]. Our party has a strong desire to improve Shan State in all aspects. So, we are now planning to build a drug rehabilitation hospital for ethnic Shan drug addicts,” he said.
The site for the hospital has not been selected yet but it will be near Muse and Namhkham, the spokesperson added.
“Human resources play a vital role in the development of a nation or a state. The major problems of the people living in Shan State are war and drug abuse,” he said adding that drug abuse was damaging youths in particular.