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Sunday, 2 January  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Wider use of vehicles manufactured by already-opened automobile factories will contribute much to better transportPrime Minister attends opening of Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop, Gear & Transmission Plant of  No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway)

NAY PYI TAW, 1 Jan-A ceremony to launch Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop and the Gear & Transmission Plant of No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway) was held at Magway Industrial Region in Magway Township, yesterday morning, attended by Prime Minister U Thein Sein.

Also present on the occasion were Chairman of Mandalay Region Peace and Development Council Commander of Central Command Brig-Gen Ye Aung, ministers, the chairman of Magway Region PDC, deputy ministers, departmental heads, Indian Ambassador Dr. Villur Sundararajan Seshadri, responsible persons of Tata Motors Ltd of India and China New Era International Inc of China, officials of the Ministry of Industry-2, departmental officials, members of social organizations and local people.

Commander Brig-Gen Ye Aung, Minister for Industry-2 U Soe Thein, Minister for Electric Power No. 1 U Zaw Min, Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs U Thein Zaw and Chairman of Magway Region PDC U Phone Maw Shwe formally opened the Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop and the Gear & Transmission Plant of No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway).

The Prime Minister, the commander, ministers and guests posed for documentary photo together with officials of the factory.

The Prime Minister sprinkled scented water on the plaque and so did the commander, ministers and the Indian Ambassador.

The Prime Minister and party viewed 13 steps of chassis assembly at Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop of No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway) and machine parts to be installed at Heavy Turbo Truck LPT (2116). Minister U Soe Thein conducted the Prime Minister round the factory.

After visiting the factory by car, the Prime Minister cordially greeted the staff, social organization members and local people.

The Prime Minister viewed 4 seater minisaloon, Myanmar double cab, Myanmar single cab, TE-21 (6.4 ton) truck, TE-31 (25 ton) truck, TE-31 (3600 Gals) oil tanker, city bus, static road roller (25 ton), and vibratory soil compactor. Minister U Soe Thein conducted the Prime Minister round the factory.

At the hall of the factory, Minister U Soe Thein reported on formation of Magway Industrial Region, facts about the project, organizational set-up of the factory, types of vehicles to be manufactured and benefits for construction of the factory.

After hearing the reports, the Prime Minister said that the State has systematically established industrial regions and industrial zones at the suitable areas for emergence of factories and industries with a view to ensuring establishment of an industrialized nation.

He said that wider scale use of the vehicles manufactured by already-opened automobile factories will contribute much to transport and flow of commodities. Therefore, he added that emphasis is to be placed on improvement of producing vehicles in quality and quantity and manufacturing the products meeting set standards with the use of domestic industrial products plus the assistance of national technicians.

He noted that as the State has spent a large sum of foreign exchange and kyats in addition to time, location and labour on establishment of industries, it is necessary to manufacture the products at full capacity to be lucrative.

He stressed the need to focus on availability of skilled workers and carry out maintenance of machines for operating the machines at full capacity.

He pointed out that it is necessary to uplift skills of workers provided with trainings and on-job training courses and give priority to maintenance of machines in line with the mechanical regulations.

Moreover, he said that it is necessary to take preventive measures against natural disasters such as outbreaks of fire and storm and exactly issue security plans.

The Prime Minister presented a fruit basket to technicians of Tata Motors Ltd of India and China New Era International Inc of China.

Afterwards, the Prime Minister and party viewed the production of machine parts of gear and transmissions at the Gear& Transmission Plant of the factory.

Newly-opened No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway) is located on 125 acres of land, about six miles from Magway and about three miles southwest of Magway- Taungdwingyi Road.

Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop has 250 metres in length and 135 metres in width, and Gear& Transmission Plant is 120 metres long and 36 metres wide.

No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway) will manufacture LPT 2116- 6x2 Cargo with 160HP engine, Field Artillery Truck, 4928 S-6x4 Tractor with 280 HP engine, 3128T-8x2 Cargo with 280 HP engine and 1613T-4x2 Cargo with 160 HP engine.

Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop was built with the assistance of Tata Motors Ltd of India and it will produce five thousands 20-40 ton Heavy Turbo Truck (6x2&8 6x4) LHD vehicles per year.

The Gear & Transmission Plant built with the assistance of China New Era International Inc of China will manufacture gear & transmission 750 unit.

Automobile manufacturers from local industrial zones can get production technology from No. 3 Automobile Factory (Magway) which is the first-ever heavy turbo truck manufacturing factory in Myanmar.

Magway Industrial Zone is constituted with Heavy Turbo Truck Assembly Shop (Magway), Gear & Transmission Plant (Magway), Technical Training School (Magway), No. 2 Farming Machinery Factory (Malun), Machine and Machine Tools Factory (Myaing) and Technical Training School (Pakokku).

Literati to discharge bounden duty through literary strength to enable the entire people to correctly know internal and international progress in serving the national interest Literati to participate in building a Union in line with political, economic and social objectives of the State

NAY PYI TAW, 1 Jan-The ceremony to present Life-time Achievement for National Literary Award, National Literary Award and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award for 2009 to the winners was held at the hall of the Ministry of Information, here, yesterday morning, with an address by Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo.

Also present on the occasion were the commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command, ministers, the chairman of Civil Service Selection and Training Board, deputy ministers, departmental heads, members of Myanmar Historical Commission, members of Life-time Achievement for National Literary Award, National Literary Award Scrutiny Committee, members of Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award Scrutiny Committee, literati, members of the reference committee, social organization members, mediamen, prize winners and their family members, guests and staff.

Daw San San Yin and Daw Khin Moe Oo of MRTV acted as MC and Co-MC.

Speaking on the occasion, the Secretary-1 said that while shaping a peaceful, modern, developed and discipline-flourishing democratic nation, the government is building necessary infrastructures for physical development and raising spiritual development of the people to equip them with correct ideology through literature, culture and fine arts.

It can be seen that literati members of the Sangha and patriots have been preserving heritage of Myanmar culture and fine arts in the successive eras of the Union of Myanmar successfully. Based on social and religious directives in Myanmar literature, they could uplift the prestigious national culture, lineage and religion.

The literati and those of today’s literary field are to constantly strive for disseminating the literary knowledge to the people for practicing correct moral ideology, culturing the Union Spirit, preserving honourable national characters and raising the strengths of knowledge and technology to be able to build a new country nation while preserving fine national legacies of the nation.

The literature that specializes the national affairs can disseminate correct ideology and knowledge to the people and inspire the property of knowledge so as to preserve fine characters and traditions of Myanmar through nationalistic spirit and patriotic spirit. Therefore, the literati are to create the knowledgeable and aesthetic works in line with the secular and religious ethics and codes of conduct.

Today, over 10,000 types of books, journals and magazines are published in Myanmar every year.

Of them, the books in line with the rules and regulations of National Literary Award were scrutinized in 14 genres. A total of 2288 books were scrutinized for 2009 National Literary Awards and the books for ten genres were chosen.

Since 2001, the Life-time Achievement for National Literary Award has been presented to the winners as recognized by the State for their outstanding performance in serving the interest of the Myanmar literary world. This year, the ninth award of its kind will be given to the winner.

With a view to flourishing the literary works that serve the interests of the State and the people, the Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award Contest has been organized yearly, and the manuscripts in 12 genres have been scrutinized and awarded annually. This year, a total of 30 prize winning works among 174 entries will be awarded. As the best works of prize winners in Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award Contest have been published , the good reading emerged from the prize winning works. In addition, the contest can encourage the new generation literati.

In the 21st Century, it is known to all that the big countries enjoying economic and modern technological privileges are interfering in internal affairs of developing countries through media with the reasons of democratization and human rights for seeking their interests and put these countries under their management practicing neo-colonialism. At the same time, the developing countries are encountering influential activities of big countries that dull nationalistic ideology, own culture, fine traditions and own national characters of respective countries.

Upholding Our Three Main National Causes to be conformity with Myanmar society as the correct national policy forever for ensuring the nation peaceful and developed, the government has adopted and is
implementing the political, economic and social objectives as national objectives to be able to serve the national interest. Therefore, the persons in the literary field are to work in concert with the government.

The literati are to discharge bounden duty through literary strength to enable the entire people to correctly know internal and international progress in serving the national interest and to develop and strengthen the national culture. Protecting against alien culture through literary and own cultural strengths, the literati are to participate in building a Union in line with the political, economic and social objectives of the State.

Therefore, the literati are to apply their literary strength in broadening the horizons of the people and providing them with nationalistic outlook to be able to analyze the instigation of foreign media.

Myanmar’s literacy rate is upward as the government is implementing the Myanmar education vision with the aim of building the sustainable learning society which can overcome the challenge of the current education age in accordance with the motto “Build the modern and developed country through education”.

The majority of the population is living in rural areas, and the country will enjoy the development of its human resource in parallel with the improvement of reading habit of rural people. Therefore, in accordance with the guidance of the Head of State, self-reliance libraries have been established in almost every village across the country.

Today, the government has been making efforts for development of all sectors including the information and communication technology sector for development of the human resource. Meanwhile, in the education sector, students are trained to become intellectuals of modern technology, the literati are to participate in the drive for development of the knowledge society.

In conclusion, the Secretary-1 urged the literati to join hands with the people for achievement of the seven-step road map and for implementing the steps for building a modern state with the works of literature; to do their literacy duties best while conserving the fine traditions of their literacy world and to work hard, joining hands with other literacy forces with Union Spirit, to reach their good works which can propagate belief for national interests among the people.

Afterwards, Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo presented Life-time Achievement for National Literary Award for 2009 to Dr Khin Maung Nyunt and the literary awards for 2009 to Linka Yi Kyaw, Maung Cheint, Maung Ni Win and Maung Khin Min (Danubyu).

Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Brig- Gen Maung Maung Aye presented the literary awards for 2009 to U Kyaw Than (Phekon), Min Shwe Min (Insein) and Ye Tint.

Minister for Information U Kyaw Hsan presented the literary awards for 2009 to Ma Kyan, Pho Swe (Timber Enterprise) and U Saw Aung Hla Tun and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Thu Thein, Ko Yaw (Economics) and Thein Zaw (ShweliOo).

Minister for Foreign Affairs U Nyan Win presented un Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Maung Cheint, Myay Latt Min Lwin, Khin La Pyae Win, Zaw Myo Han (Ngathainggyoung), Maung Han Tint (Pinlebu) and Hlaing Htay Aung (Shwetada).

Minister for Mines U Ohn Myint presented Sarpay Beikman Literary Awards to Maung Yin Hlaing (Pyinmamyaing), Dr Cho Cho Tint (Myanmarsar), Shwe Hintha (University of Mandalay), Thaung Nyunt
Thit, Aung Soe (Agriculture/107) and Pho Swe (Timber Enterprise).

Minister for Sports Thura U Aye Myint presented Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Nay Myo Nwe, Myat Wai Toe (University of Education), U Thaung Tun and Htoo Htoo Win.

Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung presented Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Kanbalu Khin Maung Swe, Khin Maung Myint (Shwe Hse Myay) and Ma Swe Than.

Minister for Labour U Aung Kyi presented Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Nay Myo Thant, Thwe Htar Nyo (Thetkala) and Wutyee Khin (Bago).

Chairman of the Civil Service Selection and Training Board U Kyaw Thu presented Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Nyein Min, Maung Sanda (Lewe) and Tin Htun Oo (Culture).

Deputy Minister for Social Welfare and Relief and Resettlement U Kyaw Myint presented Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Awards to Myint Soe (Na-Ta- La) and Dr Nyunt Shwe (Taunggyi).

Afterwards, the Life-time Achievement for National Literary Award Dr Khin Maung Nyunt spoke words of thanks and the ceremony ended.

After the ceremony, Secretary-1 Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and party posed for documentary photos together with Dr Khin Maung Nyunt.

The Secretary-1 and party also posed for documentary photos together with National Literary Award winners and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award winners.

In the evening, Minister U Kyaw Hsan hosted a dinner in honour of the Life-time Achievement for National Literary Award for 2009, National Literary Award winners and Sarpay Beikman Manuscript Award winners and members of the scrutiny committees for the wards.

School Family Day for 2010-2011 academic year kicks off

NAY PYI TAW, 1 Jan-The Ministry of Education held the School Family Day for 2010- 2011 academic year at No. 1 Basic Education High School in Zeyathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw District today.

It was attended by Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Brig-Gen Maung Maung Aye, Minister for Science and Technology U Thaung, Deputy Minister for Education U Aung Myo Min, Deputy Minister for Health Dr Mya Oo, departmental heads, President of Myanmar Women’s Affairs Federation Dr Thet Thet Zin, responsible persons of Myanmar Maternal and Child Welfare Association, officials and guests.

Fourteen outstanding students formally opened the School Family Day for 2010-2011 academic year.

The commander, the minister, the deputy ministers and guests visited the central booth of development of education.

Students demonstrated their skills in music and dances.

The booth on development of education, music entertainment and skills will be presented up to 3 January.

MTTF President’s Cup Table Tennis Championship concludes

YANGON, 1 Jan-General Secretary of Myanmar Olympic Committee Director-General U Thaung Htaik of the Sports and Physical Education Department attended the opening ceremony of Myanmar Table Tennis Federation President’s Cup Table Tennis Championship at the hall of the federation, here, on 30 December morning.

The director-general and the president of MTTF formally opened the championship.

At 4 pm, the prize presentation ceremony followed.

President U Kyaw Kyaw and Vice-President of MTTF U Mya Maung presented prizes to the winners.

“Three Friends” joins Housing, Living & Furniture Fair

YANGON, 1 Jan - Sale & Distribution Department of Three Friends Construction Co Ltd is displaying home decoration accessories and laminated floors at Housing, Living & Furniture Fair opened today till 4 January at Tatmadaw Convention Hall.

It will put wallpapers, MDF Board, Chip board and UPVC Doors and Windows up for sale with discount prices.

The department can be contacted via Ph: 09 8721113, 09 5154853, 09 5155037 and 09 5088002 for enquiry.

Hlawga Park to extend opening hours on Independence Day, Kayin New Year Day

YANGON, 1 Jan-The Hlawga Park of the Forest Department will be kept open from 8 am to 6 pm on 4 January (Independence Day) and 5 January 2011 (Kayin New Year Day) instead of its usual opening hours from 8 am to 5 pm for public recreation.

Above-65 doubles tennis contest kicks off

YANGON, 1 Jan-With the sponsorship of Myanmar International School Yangon, Myanmar Tennis Federation organized the Above-65 doubles tennis contest of Yangon Region at Theinbyu Tennis Court in Mingala Taungnyunt Township today.

The Board of Directors of MISY, President of MTF U Aung Maw Thein and executives, invited persons, tennis fans were present at the court.

Ten doubles are taking part in the contest up to 9 January.


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