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Thursday, 4 August  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Agriculturists to take part in respective sectors for socio-economic development of rural people


NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing conducted the students of University of Agriculture led by Rector Dr Tin Htut round the high yield model integrated farm in Zabuthiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw this morning.
In his speech, the Union Minister said that agriculturists are to take part in the respective sectors for socio-economic development of rural people. He pointed out that students of the University of Agriculture are to hand down techniques on production of high yield crops and training to the rural farmers to enable the nation to be on a par with other countries in agriculture sector in serving the national interest.
Deputy Minister U Ohn Than explained facts about modern cultivation methods for model integrated farm and boosting double yield paddy strains.
Deputy Minister for Information U Soe Win briefed them on arrangements for broadening the horizon of farmers from rural areas with 14-point good agricultural methods through TV, Radio and newspapers.
Managing Director U Kyaw Win of Myanma Agriculture Service conducted the students round the high yield paddy, sunflower and sugarcane plantations.
The students viewed farming equipment and vehicles.
The 420 students and faculty members of excursion group observed facts about the integrated farm.

Flood warnings


NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-Meteorology and Hydrology Department announces that according to the 12.30 hr MST observation today, the water level of Thanlwin River at Hpa-an 818 cm has exceeded by 68 cm (about 2.2 ft) above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level 750 cm during the next 72 hours commencing noon today.
According to the 12.30 hr MST observation today, the water level of Sittoung River at Madauk 1090 cm has exceeded by 20 cm (about 0.7 ft) above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level 1070 cm during the next 48 hours commencing noon today. According to the 12.30 hr MST observation today, the water level of Ngawun River at Ngathainggyoung 1167 cm has exceeded by 37 cm (about 1.2 ft) above its danger level. It may remain above its danger level 1130 cm during the next 72 hours commencing noon today.

Environmental Conservation Committee holds 2nd meeting

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-The Committee for Environmental Conservation held its second meeting at Kyun Shwe Wah Hall of the Ministry of Forestry here this morning. Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Conservation Union Minister for Forestry U Win Tun in his speech said that the meeting was intended to enact a law for conservation of the environment; that to draw and enact a necessary law for environmental consevation is a fundamental requirement for proportionate development of the economic, social and environmental development; that the process is in compliance with the guideline of the President for implementing national environmental conservation policy.

The bill is to be amended to meeting the present situation.
 Vice-Chairman of the committee Union Minister at the President Office U Soe Maung, members of the committee deputy ministers, departmental heads and experts held discussions about matters to make necessary amendments to the bill.
 After the meeting, committee members directors-general and managing directors of the departments and enterprises under related ministries, and the Core Unit comprising experts continued talks to amend the bill.

Union Minister receives Chinese guests


NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-Union Minister for Border Affairs and for Myanma Industrial Development Maj-Gen Thein Htay received President of China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) Mr. Yan Lijin and party at his office here this afternoon. They held discussions about programmes for bilateral cooperation for development and production of electronics.

Union EP-2 Minister receives Chinese guests

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug - Union Minister for Electric Power No. 2 U Khin Maung Soe held talks with Mr. Zhang Hui, Chairman of China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation Limited (COMPLANT) and party, yesterday at his office here over cooperation in construction and maintenance of a natural gas-fired power plant.

Also present at the meeting were Deputy Minister for Electric Power No. 2 U Aung Than Oo, Director- General of Department of Electric Power U Khin Maung Zaw, Managing Director of Electric Power Supply Enterprise U Myint Aung and officials.

IT Business Contest to be held


 YANGON, 3 Aug-Myanmar Computer Federation and brother associations have been holding ICT Award contests annually.

 Myanmar Computer Federation in cooperation with CIESF of Japan will hold IT Business Contest to build up IT industry and develop mobile telecommunication technologies.

 Ten selectees from the contest will have a chance to take training course from Japan. After the course, the trainees will have to put up their projects. Any interested persons may take part in the contest. The projects will have to be sent to Myanmar Computer Federation during office hours no later than 3 September. For further information, contact MCF, Myanmar Info-Tech in Hline Township, Yangon (Ph: 01-652307).

Union Mines Minister receives Chinese delegations

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-Union Minister for Mines U Thein Htaik received Vice-President of Poly Mining Co Ltd in Beijing, the Republic of China, Mr. Liu Jie and party at his office here this morning.
The talks focused on bilateral cooperation for mining explorations.
The Union minister also received Chairman Mr. Zhang Hui of China National Complete Plant Imp & Exp. Yunan Co Ltd (COMPLANT YUNAN) in Kunming, Yunan Province, China, and party at the same venue at noon today.
Also present at the calls were the directorsgeneral of the Mining Department and the Geological Survey and Minerals Exploration Department, and the managing directors of No.2 Mining Enterprise and the Myanma Gems Enterprise.

Bago Region meets to coordinate agricultural work

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug- Bago Region held a work coordination meeting at Bago Region government yesterday.

In his address, Bago Region Chief Minister U Nyan Win called for growing rice in the fields that had been flooded recently, and increasing use of heavy machinery in the harvest season.

The secretary of Bago Region government reported the lists of the flooded rice paddies and the fields put under rice again.

Attendees reported on agricultural work, conditions of the dams, flooded rice paddies and the fields in compensation of flood areas.

At the opening of Ayeyawady Bank (Bago Branch) on Yangon-Mandalay Highway in Bago this morning, the chief minister unveiled the bank and inspected the sections around it.

Plywood sheets donated for school in Haka

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug- At the meeting hall of Chin State Government, Union Minister for Forestry U Win Tun on 1 August made a donation for a Basic Middle School in Chonkyone Village, Haka Township, Chin State, with a ceremony which Chin State Chief Minister U Hong Ngai addressed.

On behalf of the Union Minister, the Chief Minister presen ted a total of 375 Plywood sheets to be used in repairing the school's ceilings through the headmaster and members of school board of trustees.

Myanmar to compete in Asian Youth Wushu C'ship

YANGON, 3 Aug- The selected team of Myanmar Wushu Federation will take part in the 6th Asian Youth Wushu Championship in Shanghai of the People's Republic of China from16 to 20 August.

The team led by President of the federation Dr Sai Hsam Tun with manager U Tun Tun Oo in Sanshou event and U Khun Ja Aung in Taolu event will comprise two foreign coaches and Myanmar coaches U Aung Lwin in Sanshou event and U Naing Naing Aung in Taolu events, referees U Khin Soe and U Aung Sithu, men athletes Kyaw Zin Thit, William Thein Tun, Sein Thiha Aung, Win Maw Oo and Wai Lyan Lin and women athletes Myat Thet Hsu Wai Phyo, Thant Susan, Aye Thitsa Myint, Thu Htoo San and Hsu Hlaing Oo.

President Dr Sai Hsam Tun and managers U Tun Tun Oo and U Khun Ja Aung will attend the technical committee meeting of Asian Wushu Federation.

RUMFCCI President leaves for Cambodia

YANGON, 3 Aug- President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Win Aung left here by air for Cambodia on 1 August morning to attend Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) 17th Ministerial Conference to be held at Phnom Penh from 2 to 4 August.

He was seen off at Yangon International Airport by Vice-Presidents U Zaw Min Win, U Tun Aung and officials.

Research: key to exceeding rice and oil demands

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug - Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing met the principal, lecturers and trainees at Meiktila Agricultural Mechanization Training School yesterday afternoon.

After hearing report submitted by Managing Director U Thein Swe of Myanma Industrial Crops Development Enterprise at the hall of Shwedaung agricultural research farm, the Union Minister called for extracting the fruits of research in fulfilling rice and oil demands.

An official reported the Union Minister on research works of the farm.

The Union Minister left necessary instructions and inspected the research farm.

Over 100 auditors receive auditing skills

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug - On-job training course No.34 for auditors of the Union Auditor-General Office was opened at the office here today. At the opening ceremony, Union Auditor-General U Lun Maung delivered an opening address, calling for the trainees to stand with the people and stay away with corruption when they carry out auditing work and to become good audits. A total of 104 audits are attending the course.

Deputy Culture Minister on tour of Mandalay, Amarapura, Sagaing, Pinya, Inwa

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sanda Khin on 31 July met departmental personnel of Mandalay Region at the National Theatre (Mandalay).

The deputy minister visited U Pein Bridge, Tilawkaguru Cave, Ariyawuntha Monastery, stone inscription in the precinct of Htupayon Pagoda, Asaykhan Fort, Buddhology Museum and Culture Museum.

On 1 August, she observed mural paints at ancient pagodas in Inwa region, Gugyi Thonlo pagodas in Pinya region and Inwa archaeological museum. In the evening, she viewed rehearsal of cultural show to be presented to the public at the National Theatre (Mandalay). The deputy minister met Mandalay Region Development Minister U Phone Zaw Han and discussed cultural tasks.

Yesterday morning, the deputy minister visited Shwenandaw Monastery, Maha Atula Waiyan (Atumashi Monastery), Myanan Sankyaw Golden palace and Amarapura Kyauktawgyi Pagoda and Thudhamma public rest houses.

Bago Region Chief Minister receives Israeli Ambassador

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug- Bago Region Chief Minister U Nyan Win received Israeli Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Mr Yaron Mayer at Bago Region government office here this morning.

Also present at the call were Region Minister for Finance and Revenue U Myint Lwin Oo and Secretary of the Region Government U Maung Maung Than.

Union A&I Minister receives Chinese guests

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing received Chairman Mr Yan Lijin and party of CETC International Co Ltd of China at the ministry, here, this morning.

They discussed cooperation in modern agricultural comprehensive development programme of Myanmar. They coordinated development of production of paddy in Myanmar, development of sugarcane crop, investment of CETC Co in construction of 200,000- ton sugar mill and fertilizer plants, long-term mutual interest for cooperation in agricultural technology.

Also present at the call were Deputy Minister U Ohn Than, and departmental heads of departments and enterprises.

Union Minister receives Indian Ambassador


NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug- Union Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs U Thein Tun received Ambassador of the Republic of India to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Dr Villur Sundararajan Seshadri at his office here this morning.

They talked about matters for boosting bilateral cooperation in mobile communication, upgrading Mandalay- Kalay-Tamu communication link, seeking fields of companies of the two countries to work together in IT, and technological cooperation.

Also present at the call were Deputy Minister U Tint Lwin and departmental heads.

Mine blast injures one monk, one person

NAY PYI TAW, 3 Aug-A mine on Namhan-SiU village road in Mansi Township planted by insurgents exploded at about 9 am on 19 July, causing injuries to one monk and one person.

Sayadaw U Agga Dhamma, son of U Nyein, from the monastery of Namthan Village of Mansi Township and U Aung Min, son of U Hla Maung, from the same village driving off on a motorcycle on their way from Namthan Village to Tonkwa Village of Mabain Township hit the mine.

The mine blast caused them injuries (not serious). The two injured were rushed to Mabain Township People's Hospital and being provided with necessary requirements.

The insurgents are committing rebellious acts persistently to destabilize peace and stability of the State and cause public panic. Officials request the people to come forward with information if they find any suspicions.


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