Saturday, 4 June  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Selection of deserved title winners must be supervised for ensuring not to tarnish image of titles
Lump sums and monthly rewards must be suitable amounts in conformity with prestige of titles

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Vice-President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Dr Sai Mauk Kham attended the coordination meeting of the Scrutiny Committee for Conferring Honorary Titles and Medals at the hall of the President Office, here, at 10 am today.

Speaking on the occasion, Patron of the Scrutiny Committee Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham said that all the citizens are to make utmost efforts in their respective sectors for development of the country to keep abreast of other nations.

Incentive and motivation are the driving forces to do work with might and main.

Through incentive, one can achieve the goal with diligence, courage and perseverance by overcoming difficulties.

Encouragement needs to be given to the persons who make sacrifice of their lives so that their diligence, courage and perseverance be not on the wane.

The conferring of honorary titles and medals by the State is an effective encouragement.

He stressed the need to systematically scrutinize and select the outstanding persons who contributed to prevailing peace and stability and prevalence of law and order, the persons who significantly made concerted efforts in accord with the political, economic and social objectives, the persons who successfully took innovative measures in science, arts and other fields, the experts in the literary, culture and fine arts fields, the persons who are well versed in literary treatises, the persons at home and abroad who performed outstanding works for peace of the nation and the world, military persons who sacrificed their lives in State defence duty and MPF members who discharged security duty with excellent performance.

Moreover, religious titles will be conferred on members of the Sangha, nuns and lay persons at home and abroad for their outstanding performance in propagation and flourishing of Buddha Sasana.

Selection of the deserved title winners must be supervised for ensuring not to tarnish the image of titles. He stressed the need to carry out the tasks through correct ways without taking bribery for honorary titles and medals. In presenting the outstanding awards, it is necessary to scrutinize the persons who value and adore the titles and medals awarded by the State and the persons with excellent performances in respective sectors. He stressed the need to consider the suitable amount of lump sums and monthly rewards for the titles and medals in line with the present period.

The Vice-President invited the suggestions from those present for awarding State level honorary titles and medals with high value and norms.

The Union Minister for Home Affairs reported on procedures for awarding the honorary titles and medals.

The Union Minister for Finance and Revenue, the Union Minister for Religious Affairs, the Deputy Attorney-General, the Vice-Chief of Armed Forces Training, the Vice Adjutant-General and those present participated in the discussions.

The Vice-President urged the scrutiny committee members to exactly follow the rules and regulations.

The lump sums and monthly rewards awarded by the State must be suitable amounts in conformity with prestige of the titles, and these amounts should not be burden for the State.

Result of matriculation examination announce

NAY PYI TAW, 4 June-The result of matriculation examination held in March 2011 was announced at 6 am on 4 June today.

The results were announced at the examination centres of schools in regions, states and townships.

Moreover, the results from regions and states except Yangon Region were posted at Basic Education High School No. 1 in Insein Township, BEHS No. 1 in Yankin Township, BEHS No. 3 in Kamayut Township, BEHS No. 1 in Lanmadaw Township, BEHS No. 2 in Dagon Township and BEHS No. 1 in Thingangyun Township.

Radio Myanmar to broadcast result of matriculation examination for poor transport areas

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Nay Pyi Taw Myanma Athan will broadcast the result of matriculation examination held in March 2011 at respective exam centres in regions and states, which are poor transport, through short wave 50.71 meter and 5915 KHz, short wave 50.12 meter and 5985 KHz and medium wave 411.52 meter and 729 KHz beginning 8 am on 4 June (Saturday).

The exam centres facing poor transport are Tanai, Machanbaw, Putao, Nagmon, Phakant, Khamaing, Sumprabum, Chipwe and Shanbweyan in Kachin State, Papun, Kyain-seikkyi and Kamamoung in Kayin State, Kanpetlet, Matupi, Rezwa, Lailinpi, Mindat and Paletwa in Chin State, Gwa, Kyeintali, Zayatkonkhin and Manaung in Rakhine State, Momeik, Namhsan (North), Monghsat, Mongkai, Kunlong, Mongton,Mongping, Mongyan, Maukmai, Mongyawng, Kehsi Manhsan, Mongnawng, Kunhing, Hopan, Mongkhat, Mongpan, Mongphyat, Mabein, NgaO, Mongshu, Tonghon, Mantung and Laukkai in Shan State, Palaw, Palauk, Pala and Bokpyin in Taninthayi Region, Pauk, Yepya, Htilin, Saw, Laungshe, Kyaukhtu, Sedoktara and Ngaphe in Magway Region, Nanyun, Leshi and Lahe in Sagaing Region and Cocogyun in Yangon Region.

Myanmar, Japan cooperating to combat climate change

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister for Forestry U Win Tun received Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Takashi Saito at his office here this morning.

They held discussion about progress of the projects for greening the arid region and reestablishing mangrove forests jointly implemented by Myanmar and Japan, future joint projects, to
carry out the tasks of the member countries in accord with Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

CPT, Japan to promote cooperation

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Takashi Saito called on Union Minister for Communications, Posts and Telegraphs U Thein Tun at his office here this morning.

The Union minister and the ambassador discussed risk management communication system, development of rural region communication system, use of renewable energy in communication equipment, promotion of communication technologies between the two nations in accord with developing technologies.

Health Ministry to boost cooperation with Japan and PSI

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin received Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Takashi Saito and Third Secretary Ms Makiko Asami and Country Director Mr John David Hetherington of Population Services International (PSI) Myanmar, separately at his office here this morning.

The Union minister and the Japanese Ambassador discussed continuance of healthcare campaigns according to Myanmar-Japan cooperation programme, provision of traditional medicine kits to rural villages, construction and repair of rural health centres, promotion of Japanese assistance in vaccination campaigns, and sending health staff to Japan for study.

The Union Minister and the PSI Myanmar held discussion on more cooperation with social organizations, progress of anti-HIV/AIDS campaigns in Myanmar, cooperation of PSI in reproductive health and anti-TB campaigns, and further cooperation in future plans.

Union Construction Minister calls for availability of roads in rainy season

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister for Construction U Khin Maung Myint met superintending engineers and deputy superintending engineers of Road/Bridge/Airport/ Building Special Construction Groups from states and regions of Public Works at his ministry yesterday morning.

The Union minister called for coordination with respective state or region governments, improvement of works of the ministry, and availability of roads in monsoon.

The deputy ministers gave instructions on responsibilities of the ministry and respective state/region superintendent engineers elaborated on works in progress and follow-up tasks.

Mines Ministry finds 495 coalmine deposits; much more potentials

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister for Mines U Thein Htaik in meeting with coalmine entrepreneurs at the ministry here today said that Ministry of Mines has found 495 sites in taking measures to explore coalmine resources deadly needed for industrial development, electric power plants, fertilizer plants, cement plants and other industries in Myanmar.

He continued that although coalmine deposits found in Myanmar till now are small in size at international level, there remain prospects for many deposits to be discovered by extending searching works. In 2010- 2011 financial year, 0.532 million tons of coal were produced and it is needed to enhance production rate in 2011-2012 financial year. Moreover, it is also needed to develop Clean Coal Technology for environmental conservation.

Next, the attendees took part in the discussion under the topic on environmental impact assessment of coal project and boosting coalmine production.

Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman assigns planning duties to officials

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister at the President Office Chairman of Nay Pyi Taw Council U Thein Nyunt delivered an address at year-wise project assignment ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area 2011-2012 fiscal year at the hall of the council yesterday morning.

An official reported on implementation for 2011-2012 fiscal year which is the first year of fifth five-year short-term plan for Nay Pyi Taw Council Area.

The Chairman of the council assigned duties to administrators of Tatkon, Zeyathiri, Pyinmana, Lewe, Ottarathiri, Pobbathiri, Zabuthiri and Dekkhinathiri townships of Nay Pyi Taw Council Area and departmental officials.

Myanmar foodstuff fair kicks off

YANGON, 3 June-The second Myanmar Foodstuffs Fair kicked off at Tatmadaw Convention Hall on U Wisara Road in Dagon Township here this morning, attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe.

The foodstuffs fair was held with a view to enabling the public to observe Myanmar-made foodstuffs at one place, expanding domestic and foreign market, developing foodstuff production technology and encouraging the businessmen in the foodstuff industry to produce safe-toconsume quality foodstuffs.

A total of 76 companies are exhibiting various kinds of foodstuffs at 125 booths. The fair ends on 5 June.

Revenue management to continue in national interest

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister for Finance and Revenue U Hla Tun inspected the Stamp Revenue Division of the Internal Revenue Department under the Ministry of Finance and Revenue here on 1 June.

He inspected the court room for revenue appellate cases. In meeting with staff, the minister called on officers to inspire staff to realize the State's objectives and goals and functions of the department and to be loyal to the State. He noted that staff should not be complacent about present success of the department, but have to continue management of revenues in the national interest.

English Language Proficiency Course (Advanced level) for staff of Religious Affairs Ministry concludes

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-English Language Proficiency Course (Advanced Level) No. 2 for staff of the Ministry of Religious Affairs concluded at the ministry here this morning.

Union Minister for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung delivered a speech on the occasion and awarded the first, second and third prize winners and certificates of completion.

Attorney-General urges staff to follow rules and regulations

YANGON, 3 June-Union Attorney-General Dr Tun Shin met Advocate-General U Kyaw Moe Naing and district/township level law officers at Advocate-General Office in Yangon Region this morning. The Attorney- General called for paying attention to law and management works in line with issued rules and regulations.

RUMFCCI receives Governor of Mae Hong Son Province of Thailand

YANGON, 2 June-President U Win Aung of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and party received a delegation led by Governor Mr Gumtorn Thavornstit of Mae Hong Son Province of Thailand, at RUMFCCI Office on 31 May.

At the call, they discussed matters relating to boosting trade and investment, cooperation in tourism, border areas development, and economic opportunity in Myanmar.

Stipend, school uniform, stationery provided for children of staff

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June-Union Minister for Sports and for Hotels and Tourism U Tint Hsan attended the ceremony to provide stipend, school uniform and stationery to offspring of staff members of Ministry of Sports held at Ministry of Sports here today.

The Union Minister presented assistance worth K 10,960,000 for 1287 students who are offspring of the staff of the Sports Ministry.

Measures for proper drainage in Myitkyina inspected

NAY PYI TAW, 3 June -Kachin State Chief Minister U La John Ngan Hsai, together with the State Minister for Development Affairs, inspected beautifying tasks, proper drainage work, digging of ditches on both sides of Khayebin Street in Myitkyina and construction of concrete bridges on some streets in Myitkyina being implemented by Myitkyina Development Affairs Committee yesterday afternoon.

100 tons of firewood distributed to 300 households in Thazi Township

NAY PYI TAW, 2 June-Thazi Township Forest Department distributed 100 tons of firewood to 300 households in Kywetatkon Village, Thazi Township, Meiktila District, Mandalay Region for first rime.

Forest Department of Meiktila District will grow 170,000 saplings in townships in the district, during 2011 rainy season so as to meet firewood demand of local people. Forest Department fulfills the requirement of local people, which help contribute to conservation of natural environments.