Myanmar President U Thein Sein on January 27 called on development partners to work hand in hand with his Government for the future development of the country.

U Thein Sein made the call at the opening of the Second Myanmar Development Cooperation Forum which kicked off in Nay Pyi Taw under the theme "Accelerating Actions for Progress through Enhancing Inclusive Coordination".

As Myanmar has projected 9.1 percent growth in gross domestic product for the 2014-2015 fiscal year, he appealed for systematic management and utilisation of development aid and concessional loans, technical assistance, and local and foreign investment in order to achieve the goal.

According to him, Myanmar has formulated its first five-year national development plan, considering it a comprehensive scheme.

Over the past 39 months, the Government has undertaken four phases of reform in terms of politics, economics, public administration and private sector development.

He said in the remaining months of his Cabinet's term, the Government will focus on the seven priority areas and roll out projects that will directly benefit the people in terms of electricity-water supplies, agriculture, employment, and the development of tourism, finance, trade and investment.

He invited all development partners to work closely with the Government under the Nay Pyi Taw Accord for the social and economic development of Myanmar .

Held by the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development (NPED), the two-day forum is to discuss strategies for the future, strengthening the culture of democracy and national harmony.

Parallel sessions and roundtable discussions will also be held.-VNA