Wednesday, 13 April  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Mines Minister calls for putting on display rare jewellery at Museum

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April - Minister for Mines U Thein Htaik met with Managing Director of Myanma Gems Enterprise and officials at Myanma Gems Museum (Nay Pyi Taw) here yesterday.

He called for recording date of production, location of the jewellery, estimated value and maker; discovering items of rare jewellery and showcasing them at the museum; and arranging to sell replicas of displayed items at jewellery shops.

In the evening, the minister visited Myanma Gems Enterprise and Myanma Pearl Enterprise offices and viewed staff doing office works. He also inspected progress in construction of ManiYadana Jade Hall.

New station hospital put into service in Kani Village, Pyapon Tsp

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April- The opening ceremony of a station hospital (16-bed) donated by Yuzana Co Ltd and well-wishers took place at Kani Village in Pyapon Township in Ayeyawady Region this morning.

It was attended by Region Chief Minister U Thein Aung, Deputy Health Minister Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, Region Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Myint and officials concerned.

On the occasion, Chief Director of Yuzana Co Ltd Wunna Kyaw Htin U Htay Myint handed over documents relating to the hospital to the deputy health minister who accepted cash donations amounted K 26.77 million donated by Yuzana Co Ltd, a senior monk of Kani Village Parahita Monastery and Kani villagers.

Then, the region chief minister looked into river banking retaining work site of Pyilonchantha Thasi Pagoda.

At the meeting with District/Township Administrators, departmental heads, staff, social organization members and locals at Thiri Annawa Hall in Pyapon, the region chief minister and family donated K10 million, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative of Myitkyina U Thein Zaw, K 25 million, Minister for Hotels and Tourism and for Sports U Tint Hsan and family, K 5 million, Deputy Health Minister Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin and family, K 5 million, Chairman of Yuzana Co Ltd Wunna Kyaw Htin U Htay Myint and family, K 20 million, Chairman of Pyaephyokyaw Co Ltd Vice Chairman of Myanmar Hotel Entrepreneurs Association U Hla Maung Shwe and family, K 5 million, for allround renovation of Pyilonchantha Thazi Pagoda. Then, he on 10 April evening inspected maintenance of Maubin- Hsamalauk road between Mile post 2/5 and 2/6, being repaired by Asia World Co Ltd.

Kachin State Land Records Department to compile accurate statistics

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April - Kachin State Land Records Department of Land Records Department of Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation will start compiling accurate statistics of land, map, land records and farmland.

Agriculture and Forestry Minister U Bi Htaw Zong addressed ceremony to launch the activity and Head of State Land Records Department U Hsan Win explained the compilation process. Township LRD heads and staff will go on field trips to 34 wards and villages in Myitkyina Township from 19 April to 18 May for data compilation.

Sandalwood grinding competition held

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April-A sandalwood grinding competition was organized to mark the Maha Thingyan Festival at U Ottama Hall in Sittway, Rakhine State, this morning.

Chief Minister of Rakhine State U Hla Maung Tin and ministers, departmental officials, members of social organizations and guests attended the contest.

Forty-one teams from urban wards contended for the prizes. After the contest, Thangyan troupes entertained the attendees. The awarding ceremony takes place at 7 am tomorrow.

SWRR Minister gives instruction on taking fire preventive measures

NAY PYI TAW, 13 April-Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Kyi yesterday evening met Director Ye Kyaw Thu Yethura U Than Kyaw Kyaw and officials concerned, and instructed them to try their best in serving their duties and to become reliable persons for the Fire Services Department as well as for the public.

Afterwards, the minister carried on his instruction to keep on fire preventive measures more and more during Water Festival days and enjoyed a wet drill staged by fire services members.

Ministers Thura U Myint Maung, U Soe Maung visit Yesagyo

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April-Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung and Minister at the President Office U Soe Maung attended a ceremony to mark completion of Sinyin Buddha Reliquary in Sithushin Pagoda in Old Phakhangyi Town in Yesagyo Township yesterday.

The two ministers inspected construction of labour room and attended a ceremony to donate 1800- gallon capacity water tank and 14- unit washroom to basic education school (branch) in Sinchaung Village.

They donated a set of TV and DVD player to Yesagyo Peopleís Hospital for entertaining patients.

They then met departmental personnel, ward and village administrators, and senior citizens of the township.

Minister Thura U Myint Maung visited Bagan International Theravada Buddha Research Dhamman Thabin in Bagan on 10 April. While visiting Sinmaye Village in Yesagyo Township, the minister provided publications to the village library and presented K 1 million for construction of a basic education high school (branch).

Fourteen International Airlines running in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April-There are 14 international airlines currently flying in Myanmar and there was arrival and departure of 1.2 million passengers this year, up 27% than that of last year.

Myanmar earned 64.33 million US dollars as service fee in 2009-2010 for navigating 0.15 million aircrafts a year out of 420 daily flying over its airspace.

Department of Civil Aviation in a bid to develop civil aviation sector has been engaging in airway sectors: air transport, airway safety, communications, arrangements for future navigation system, annual check on mechanical strength of aircrafts, flying checking, airway security, and upgrading of 32 airports.

Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung viewed work processes at Yangon Central Airway Control Station of Yangon International Airport on 10 April.

The minister viewed security system in departure and arrival halls, passport checking, radiation monitoring for passengers who come with transit tour from Japan and X-ray checking system and visited Air KBZ, Air Bagan, Air Mandalay and Asia Wing.

He then met service personnel at Yangon Central Airway Control Station.

Prize presentation of Taninthayi Region Chief Ministerís Trophy Football Tournament held

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April-The final match of Taninthayi Region Chief Ministerís Trophy Intertownship U-19 Football Tournament took place at the region stadium on 10 April.

In the final between Dawei Township and Launglon Township, the former beat the latter to secure the first place. Chief Minister U Khin Zaw presented the trophy to Dawei Township team and Region Minister for Education and Health U Win Swe awarded those who won best player awards.

UMFCCI holds courses concluding ceremony

YANGON, 12 April - Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry presented certificates to those who completed Office Management Course, Higher Certificate Course for Sales and Marketing, Higher Certificate Course in Sale Management and Marketing Management, Business English, Certificate Course for Basic Japanese (II) Language and Business Japanese Language and Computerized Accounting MYOB (Level II) and (Level III) Courses at its office on 10 April.

The UMFCCI Vice-President addressed the ceremony and Human Resources Development Committee Chairman Dr Myo Thet explained the purpose of conducting the courses. The courses were attended by 313 trainees.

Myanmar see 138 fires in March

YANGON, 12 April-Altogether 138 fires broke out across Myanmar in March - 107 due to negligence, 9 due to hot weather, five due to electric short circuit, 9 arsons and 8 forest fires.

The disasters burnt down 767 dwellings and buildings and three warehouses, leaving 3654 homeless, 7 dead and 5 wounded.

Statistics show that Sagaing Region and Mandalay Region faced fires most, followed by Magway Region and Kachin State. In order of value of the materials ravaged in fires, Rakhine State stands top, and Sagaing Region and Magway Region, second and third.

The Fire Services Department is taking preventive measures, raising public awareness, giving educative talks about fire and organizing fire drills. But, the people have not honoured the rules and regulations about fire fully yet, which is the major cause of fire.

Ayeyawady Foundation donates cash for quake victims

YANGON, 12 April- Ayeyawady Foundation provided cash assistance to quake victims from Tahlay of Tachilek District in Shan State and Japan, at Yangon Region Governmentís Office on Ahlon Road here yesterday.

Chairman of Ayeyawady Foundation U Zaw Zaw donated US$ 30,000 for Japanese quake victims and K 30 million for Tahlay quake victims through responsible persons.

MWAFís tailoring course to start 25 April

YANGON, 12 April - Work Group on Promotion of Socioeconomic of Myanmar Womenís Affairs Federation will open two-week tailoring course (2/2011) on 25 April.

The course will be conducted at Room No. (005), 5th Floor, Building (P), Setyone Road (between Sabei street and Aungthabye street), Mingala Taungnyunt Township, here, from 10 am to 2 pm in weekdays.

Only 20 trainees will be accepted.

Application forms are available at KISS Birani Shop at No. (10), Setyone Road, Mingala Taungnyunt and are to be submitted not later than 24 April.

260 drug-related cases exposed in March

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April-A total of 260 drug-related cases- 44.4968 kilo of heroin in 33 cases, 1.9672 kilo of opium in 75 cases, 10.5772 kilo of opium oil in 11 cases, 108.2362 kilo of low-grade opium in 43 cases, 6.7432 kilo of marijuana in 18 cases, 166408 stimulant tablets in 68 cases, 5.115 kilo of speciosa in four cases, one litre of opium liquid in one case, 0.006 kilo of ice in one case, 16840 diazepam tablets in one case, 50 kilo of pseudo ephedrine in one case, one bottle of morphine in one case, 2853 litres of chemical liquid in one case, one other case and one case of failure to register-were exposed across the country in March 2011.

Action was taken against 408 persons- 339 men and 66 women-in 260 cases.

Cash donations for quake-ravaged monasteries in Tahlay

YANGON, 12 April - A cash donation ceremony for the quakeravaged monasteries in Tahlay of Tachilek, Shan State (East) was held at the relief camp in Ma An Khan Monastery in Monglin (West) village-tract this afternoon, attended by the Presiding Sayadaw of Sitagu World Buddha University in Sagaing, the Presiding Sayadaw of Nagahnakaung Monastery in Tachilek and members of the Sangha and wellwishers.

Today' donation amounted to K 210 million. Eight monasteries which were seriously damaged in the quake were presented K 15 million each, other eight K 7.5 million each and five which caused minor damage K 6 million each.

Deputy Livestock and Fishery Minister tours storm-hit areas

YANGON, 11 April-Deputy Minister for Livestock and Fisheries U Khin Maung Aye went to Ayeyawady Region on 9 and 10 April and provided cash assistance and fishing equipment to fishermen in storm-hit areas.

The deputy minister inspected the Institute of Fishery Science (Lower Myanmar) in Pyapon. At the meetings held with coastal and deepsea fishery entrepreneurs at the Fisheries Department in Pyapon District and with local fishery entrepreneurs and fishermen at Naukmee Village in Ahmar Township, the deputy minister called for start of fishing works on schedule.

Next, he inspected the Shrimp Paste, Dried Fish and Fish Sauce Factory of U Than Tun in Naukmee Village and the harvesting of Yaygyawthaing Chaunglay fishery lake in Bothagon.

50,000 orchids shown at 3rd Inlay Myanma Orchid Show

NAY PYI TAW, 12 April - The 3rd Inlay Myanma Orchid Show at the ground outside the City Hall in Nyaungshwe was concluded yesterday, exhibiting 50,000 orchids from 189 species.

The show was opened there on 9 April in the presence of Chief Minister of Shan State U Sao Aung Myat, Deputy Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Htay Aung, Shan State Economic Minister U Thaung Shwe and Chairperson of the committee for organizing the show Daw Tin Tin Yi.

Besides, Forest Departmentís booth on conservation of Inlay Lake and environmental conservation, photo exhibition on flowers and birds were set up and painting competition for youths were conducted at the show.

Paper reading session on environmental conservation and booming of tourism in Inlay area was held at Hupin Hotel in Nyaungshwe on 10 April.

Five resource persons read papers on impacts of climate change on life of Intha tribe, tourism, conservation of Inlay Lake and bio-diversity around the lake and answered the queries.

Aung Thein Than hosts Distributor Dinner Party

YANGON, 12 April - Aung Thein Than Co Ltd, agent of Caltex, AP lubricants, auto parts and auto equipments, hosted Distributor Dinner Party 2011 at Sedona Hotel on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road here on 9 April.

Companyís Managing Director U Aye Tun selected 19 distributors who got top distribution records in promotion period for Vietnam and Cambodia tour and presented refrigerator, washing machine, Samsung TV, air cooler to other 230 distributors.

To order goods distributed by Aung Thein Than Co Ltd, one may contact the company at NO. (64), Baho Street, Sangyoung Township, Yangon, (Ph: 527203 and 527074).