Friday, 8 April  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

President U Thein Sein attends 1/2011 meeting of Financial Commission

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April-The Financial Commission of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar held its meeting 1/2011 at the Union Government meeting hall of the President Office, here, at 10 am today, attended by Chairperson of the commission President U Thein Sein.

Chairperson of the commission President U Thein Sein delivered an opening address. Afterwards, members of the commission discussed financial matters.

Also present at the meeting were Vice-Chairpersons of the commission Vice-Presidents Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and Dr Sai Mauk Kham, the Secretary of the commission Minister for Finance and Revenue, commission members the Union Attorney-General, the Union Auditor- General, the Chief Ministers of Regions and States and the Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council.

Vice-Presidents address work coordination meeting of Uppatasanti Pagoda

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April -Vice-Presidents of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and Dr Sai Mauk Kham addressed a work coordination meeting of Uppatasanti Pagoda held at the meeting hall of the pagoda board of trustees here at 4 pm today.

The meeting was attended by Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council Nay Pyi Taw Mayor U Thein Nyunt, ministers from the Union Government, Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Brig-Gen Maung Maung Aye, the Union Deputy Attorney-General, deputy ministers, departmental heads, members of the pagoda board of trustees and officials.

First, Vice-President Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo explained matters related to all-round renovation and maintenance of the pagoda for its durability.

Next, Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung, Dr U Aung Than of the pagoda board of trustees, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman U Thein Nyunt, Minister for Home Affairs Lt- Gen Ko Ko, Minister for Forestry U Win Tun and Union Deputy Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo reported on the renovation and maintenance tasks.

Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham explained carrying out of the tasks for long-term durability of the pagoda in line with Ovadas of the Ovadacariya Sayadaws and the existing procedures.

After the meeting, the Vice-Presidents and party viewed the altar room, relics booth, the booth of edifices, the booth of famous pagodas from across the country, Buddha Gaya booth, booth of documentary photos on Uppatasanti Pagoda construction, Mawgun booth, Pitakat Chamber and TV room in Pitakattaik, museum and Archive.

Minister, Ambassador discuss cooperation in energy sector

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - Minister for Energy U Than Htay received Ambassador of the Republic of India to Myanmar Dr. V S Seshadri at his office here today.

At the meeting, they cordially discussed matters on win-win cooperation in the energy sector.

Locomotive Sheds get fire engines

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - A ceremony to hand over four fire engines to Myanma Railways by West Corporation of Japan was held at Nay Pyi Taw Railway Station this morning.

After explaining purpose of donation by Ms Eiko Hoshino of West Corporation, General Manager U Khin Maung Swe of Myanma Railways presented certificate of honour to her.

Also present were Minister for Rail Transportation U Aung Min, Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Kyi, Deputy Ministers for Rail Transportation Thura U Thaung Lwin and U Thant Shin and responsible persons of West Corporation.

The four fire engines will be allocated to Nay Pyi Taw Locomotive Shed, Mahlwakon Locomotive Shed, Insein Locomotive Shed and Ywahtaung Locomotive Shed each.

Industry-2 Minister receives Indian Ambassador

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April-Minister for Industry-2 U Soe Thein received Indian Ambassador Dr VS Seshadri at the ministry, here, this morning.

Their discussions focused on completion of heavy truck production project undertaken with the loan of the government of the Republic of India, progress of Pakokku Technical School Project with the cash assistance of the Indian government, matters related to implementation of more technical school projects and technological cooperation for development of industrial sector.

UNDP Resident Representative calls on Border Affairs Minister

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Mr Bishow B Parajuli called on Minister for Border Affairs Maj-Gen Thein Htay at the ministry here today.

During the meeting, they cordially discussed matters on projects of UNDP in cooperation with the ministry. They also discussed ways for working together for development of border areas and national races in future under UNDP.

Transport Minister meets employees

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung met with employees of the departments and enterprises under the ministry today.

At the meeting, the minister called on the employees for upholding Our Three Main Causes while taking part in implementing tasks for ensuring Good Governance and Clean Government. He also urged them to carry out their duties speedily and effectively.

Deputy Minister U Win Shein also encouraged the employees to work together constructively for implementing tasks of the ministry based on good foundations of the ministry.

EP-1 Minister receives Chinese guests

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April-Minister for Electric Power No.1 U Zaw Min received a Chinese delegation led by Vice-President Madam ZHANG Xiaolu of China Power Investment Corporation (CPI) at the Minister’s office, here, this morning. At the call, both sides discussed hydropower projects being implemented by the CPI in cooperation with the ministry.

After that, the CPI Vice-President presented US$ 50000 for the Tahlay quake victims through the minister.

The minister spoke words of thanks.

Likewise, the Minister received Chinese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Li Junhua at the same venue this afternoon.

The meeting focused on cooperation in hydropower projects between Myanmar and the People’s Republic of China.

“Myosatthit” Library ready to broaden horizons of local people

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - The opening of “Myosatthit”(New Generation) self-reliant Library building was held in conjunction with cash and publications donation ceremony at the library in Shaukon village in Tatkon Township of Nay Pyi Taw District on 2 April.

U Maung Oo, Chairman of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Representatives Vetting Committee, presented a set of TV, Director-General U Ye Htut of Information and Public Relations Department, K 1 million contributed by the State and K 1.5 million by the People’ Republic of China, Director (Production) U Aye Kywe, publications by Myanmar Rural Library Foundation and Village Administrator U Kyi Lwin Soe, K 2.5 million by local people to responsible persons. The one-storey brick building that measures 33x20 feet was built with the total contribution of K 5 million.

Hlawga Park to be kept open on Myanmar New Year Day

YANGON, 7 April-Hlawga Park under Forest Department will be closed from 12 till 16 April. For public relaxation and recreation, it will be kept open from 8 am to 6 pm on 17 April (New Year Day). Starting the following day, it runs regularly from 8 am to 5 pm.

Dailies to appear in turn during New Year Holiday

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - Dailies of the News and Periodicals Enterprise under the Ministry of Information will be published in turn during the Myanma New Year Holiday.

Kyemon Daily and The New Light of Myanmar Daily will be in circulation on 12,13,14,15 and 16 April. During these days, Myanma Alin Daily will not appear and it will be in circulation on 17, 18, 19, 20 and 21 April. On these days, Kyemon Daily and The New Light of Myanmar Daily will not appear.

All the papers will resume a regular circulation on 22 April.

U Zin Yaw accredited to the Republic of India

NAY PYI TAW, 8 April-The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has appointed U Zin Yaw as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to the Republic of India.

Sayawun Tin Shwe Literary Award winners announced

YANGON, 7 April-Winners of 9th Saya Wun Tin Shwe Literary Award were announced today. Those writers are Maung Thet Swe, Nanda Thein Zan, Professor Dr Myint Maung Maung and Maung Khaing Zaw. The four were chosen from the books published in 2009.

Tachilek Hoteliers’ Association donates cash for Tahlay quake victims

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April- Chairman of Tachilek Region Hoteliers’ Association in Kengtung, Shan State (East), U Soe Shwe and members U Zaw Aung and U Sai Tit Aung made donation of K 2.55 million from 11 hotels and guest houses in Kengtung and K 14.05 million and 410500 Baht from 12 hotels and guest houses in Tachilek, for Tahlay quake victims, through respective organizations on 25 March.

Cruiseliner MV Nautica arrives

YANGON, 7 April-Cruiseliner MV Nautica from the US-based Oceania Cruises with 631 tourists and 398 crew members on board arrived for the second time today at Myanmar International Terminal Thilawa, here, this morning.

The tourists from various countries on board the vessel visited downtown Yangon and made a day trip to Bago.

On 8 April, they will visit Bagan- NyaungU and Mandalay and leave here on 9 April.

Preparations for XXVII SEA Games discussed

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April-A coordination meeting on accepting the South-East Asian Games Flag at the closing ceremony of the XXVI SEA Games to be held in Indonesia and the preparations for holding the opening and closing of the XXVII SEA Games was held at the hall of the Ministry of Sports, here, this afternoon.

Deputy Minister for Sports U Aye Myint Kyu explained functions for the committees and preparatory tasks.

Director-General U Thaung Htaik of Sports and Physical Education Department and officials reported on cooperation tasks to be carried out among ministries.

They all observed the opening and closing ceremonies of the SEA Games with the use of video slides.

The deputy minister discussed future tasks for the games.

Deputy Ministers from Ministry of Information, Ministry of Culture, Ministry of Science and Technology and Ministry of Education attended the meeting.

Head-on collision kills two, injures two on Yangon-Pathein Road

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April – A Yangon-Myaungmya passenger bus heading for Pathein collided with a Toyota Hilux owned by the Construction Ministry, reroute for Yangon, on Yangon-Pathein Road on 4 April afternoon. The collision killed two staff members, including the driver, and injured the two others on board the Hilux.

The injured are now receiving medical treatment at Yangon General Hospital.

It is learnt that in the accident, the passenger bus took the wrong way and crashed into the Hilux car without being able to control its speed. The bus driver is at large and a lawsuit has been filed against him.

Traffic rules enforcement supervisory committees at various levels are taking all necessary measures for traffic rules enforcement by giving educative talks and taking action against traffic rule violators. However, car accidents are happening every day as some are not reluctant to follow and respect the traffic rules and regulations, resulting in loss and damage for the nation or individuals. The above-mentioned accident occurred as the speeding passenger bus took the wrong way. So, it is especially necessary for passenger bus and truck drivers to drive at limited speed as their cars are heavy-loaded. They need to know that their family members are waiting for them to return home safe and sound, a traffic police officer of Yangon Region said to the news agency.

SRHMA concludes hospitality courses

YANGON, 7 April- Star Resources Hospitality Management Academy held the closing ceremony of hospitality courses at Traders Hotel, here, this morning. Star organized the on-job training for trainees of hotel services at local hotels and interviews and pre-interviews for the trainees. Star helps the trainees get job opportunities at home and abroad.

Interested persons may contact Star Resources Hospitality Management Academy at Room-302, Building 267, Pyay Road, Myenigon, Sangyoung Township, Tel: 01-523623, 523200, 4412256 and 0950- 20302 and

MIB appoints distribution agents

YANGON, 7 April-A ceremony to sign the agreement for appointment of Mr Kozo Saito, President & CEO of Kao Commercial Thailand, and U Zaw Latt of Myanmar Indobest Co Ltd (MIB), as distribution agents for Biore Brand Skin Care cosmetics was held at Parkroyal Hotel, here, on 21 March morning.

Biore Brand comprises facial form, UV protect milk, shower cream, make-up remover.

MIB at No. 11 on 6th Street in Ward-8 of South Okkalapa Industrial Zone, Tel: 577996 and 578668 distributes Biore Skin Care and Kao White Soap (85g).

Earthquake News

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April - The Department of Meteorology and Hydrology announced today that a strong earthquake of magnitude (7.0) Richter Scale with its epicenter outside Myanmar (41 miles east of Sendai, Honshu Island, Japan) 2900 miles northeast of Mandalay seismological observatory was recorded at (21) hrs (11) min (10) sec MST on 7 April 2011.

Car crash claims seven lives of Myanmar in Thailand

NAY PYI TAW, 7 April-A car crash involving a ferry and a truck in Thailand claimed Myanmar workers’ lives-6 women and one man-on the spot. The accident happened in Samutsakorn Province (Mahachai) on 4th April at about 7am when a tenwheel truck slammed into a ferry carrying Myanmar labourers working at Gallant Ocean (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.

The crash also injured 61.

Those who lost their lives were U Than Myint, 50, Ma Tu Tu, 24, Ma Theingi Phyo, 18, Ma Thida Mon, 18, Ma Ni Ni Win, 22, Ma Win Sanda, 21 and Ma Naw Aw, 16.

After being informed on the accident, Myanmar embassy staff went to Mahachai and met officials of the company. Funerals of the dead were held properly on 5 April, it is learnt. A total of 11 injured persons of 61 are being undergone treatment at Mahachai Hospital, six at Samutsakorn Hospital and 44 at Srivichai 5 Hospital. One of seven inpatients are in the critical condition.

Some patients with minor injuries were discharged from the hospital.

Myanmar embassy staff visited the patients at the hospitals. They coordinated with Thai officials to make sure that the factory stands the cost of the medical fees till their recovery and pays their full wages during their stay in the hospital. They also claimed death compensations for the family of the victims. Furthermore, the employers and responsible persons, the authorities concerned of Thailand and Myanmar Workers Care Group provide necessary assistance for the injured.