Dr Sai Mauk Kham pays homage to Shwedagon Pagoda
May-Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham visited the Shwedagon Pagoda yesterday and
left instructions on all-round renovation of the pagoda for its durability.
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism and for Sports U Tint Hsan, Union Minister
for Religious Affairs Thura U Myint Maung, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint
Swe, Deputy Minister for Religious Affairs Dr Maung Maung Htay, Yangon Region
ministers and officials, the Vice-President arrived at the Shwedagon Pagoda at
First, they paid
homage to the 45 inches high Shwe Pagoda on the platform.
Vice-President offered lights, flowers, water and scented sticks and paid homage
to the Shwedagon Pagoda and made cash donations. The pagoda board of trustees
presented a Dhamma gift to the Vice-President. In meeting the members of the
pagoda board of trustees, the Vice-President said the Shwedagon Pagoda has
remained intact till today for public obeisance thanks to the continued
maintenance and renovation in the successive eras.
people are to continue to maintain and renovate the pagoda for its durability.
Member of the
pagoda board of trustees U Sein Win Aung reported on maintenance and renovation
of the pagoda in the successive eras, all-round construction tasks in
1989-construction of Theingottara Garden, Maha Buddhawin Museum, Pitakattaik and
Mawguntaik, repairs to the pagoda caused by storm Nargis, tasks being carried
out by nine subcommittees for offering Shwethingan, durability of Shwehtidaw and
maintenance and renovation of religious buildings.
Vice-President asked the board members some questions, including daily visits of
pilgrims including tourists and cash donations. He then spoke of the need to
carry out all-round renovation tasks for durability of the Shwedagon Pagoda and
to make arrangements for the convenience of the visitors.
Vice-President also stressed the need to implement all-round renovation tasks in
accord with Ovadakatha of Shwedagon Pagoda Board of Trustees Ovadacariya
Sayadaws, related rules and regulations, financial rules and religious
procedures. He then signed the visitors’ book.
Vice-President climbed the upper terrace and paid homage to the Padamyamyetshin
Buddha Image. They also paid homage to the jade Buddha image.
Vice-President and party inspected renovation of Rakhine stairways and Daw Dagon
Khin Khin Lay stairways. Later, they studied Mawgun photo gallery and King
attends tree-planting ceremonies, visits schools in Yangon
May-Vice-President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Dr Sai Mauk Kham
attended the monsoon tree-growing ceremony (2011) organized by Yangon Region at
People’s Park and People’s Square here yesterday morning.
Win Myint in his
report said that 1.2 million saplings will be planted in Yangon Region this
monsoon in compliance with guideline of the chief minister of Yangon Region.
Under the plan, 35,229 households will plant three teak saplings each; 12,000
households, 20 saplings of hardwood species; and 25 villages, a one
acreplantation each; related departments, 540,000 teak saplings in 1000 acres of
lands in the forest reserves in Hlegu and Taikkyi townships; entrepreneurs, teak
saplings of 1150 acres and saplings of hardwood species of 200 acres; Yangon
City Development Committee, about 300,000 saplings; and Development Affairs
Committees, about 300,000 saplings, totaling about 3 million saplings.
Vice-President presented saplings to departmental officials.
and the Yangon Region chief minister presented saplings to members of maternal
and child welfare associations, women’s affairs organizations, war veterans
organizations and Red Cross Societies.
Vice-President planted a Gangaw (mesua ferrea) sapling.
for Forestry U Win Tun, Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism and for Sports U
Tint Hsan, Union Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin, Union Minister at the
President Office U Soe Maung and Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe
planted saplings of mahogany, tayoketi, gangaw, gum-kino and starflower.
Vice-President inspected the processes of planting teak saplings.
enrolment of students from Grade 1 to Grade 11at No. 4 Basic Education High
School in Ahlon Township.
He viewed sports
activities, practical room, language lab, school buildings and classrooms.
Headmistress Dr Thet Thet San conducted the Vice- President. Deputy Minister for
Education U Aye Kyu gave a supplementary report.
He inspected the
three-storey building and the scale model of the gymnasium. The managing
director of JM Co and officials reported on the project.
Vice-President inspected the organizational set-up of the three-storey building.
On arrival at
No. 2 BEHS in Latha Township, the Vice-President heard a report by Principal Dr
Theingi Kyaw on the school.
Vice-President inspected the school health room, school enrolment activities,
school food stalls and classrooms.
multimedia classroom, language lab and domestic science room.
Vice-President inspected school enrolment activities and language lab of No.1
BEHS in Dagon Township. Headmaster Dr Aung Ko Ko and teachers conducted him
round the school.
documentary photos of school health activities, prizewinning essays on nutrition
week, school health week commemorative booth, computer lab, arts gallery, food
stalls, school health centre and classrooms.
gave accounts of the school.
On his tour of
basic education schools, the Vice-President called for inculcating students with
a sense of self-discipline and etiquette, contribution towards the practice of
free compulsory primary education system, training the youngsters both in
education and in sport, improving students’ personal hygiene and English and
schools’ teaching skills and self-discipline, sharpening students’ skills,
and working closely to help promote the national education standard.
At 1 pm, the
Vice- President visited the Girls’ Training Centre on Malikha Street in
of the Social Welfare Department U Soe Kyi reported on strength of the staff,
classes of schoolchildren, nurturing processes, timetable of the centre,
progress of the centre in 2010-2011 academic year, ongoing programmes to improve
students’ skills, employment of students, and funds for daily meals of
for Labour and for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Kyi gave a
Vice-President provided uniforms for the schoolgirls.
He inspected the
hostel and mess.
He visited the
Boys’ Training Centre on Kyaikwaing Pagoda Road. The directorgeneral reported
on the historical background and objectives of the centre, strength of the staff
minister and the Yangon Region chief minister reported on conditions of the
schoolboys, and arrangements for moving the Kaba Aye boys’ training centre on
Kaba Aye Pagoda Road. The Vice-President assessed the reports.
Vice-President provided uniforms for the schoolboys, and inspected the mess,
hostel and health room.
Training Centre nurtures 257 girls and the Boys’ Training Centre, 159 boys
Minister for Border Affairs and for Myanma Industrial Development receives
NAY PYI TAW, 30
May - Union Minister for Border Affairs and for Myanma Industrial Development
Maj-Gen Thein Htay received German Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of
Myanmar Mr Julius Georg Luy at the Ministry of Border Affairs here this
Ministry of Border Affairs and Ministry of Myanma Industrial Development
attended the meeting.
NAY PYI TAW, 30
May - Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin received a German
Foundations Delegation led by Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany Mr
Julius Georg Luy at his office here this afternoon at 5 pm.
focused on strengthening of bilateral ties and cooperation between Myanmar and
Hluttaw Speaker receives German guests
NAY PYI TAW, 30
May-German Foundations delegation of the Republic of Germany led by German
Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Mr Julius Georg Luy called on
Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint at Hluttaw Building here this
Also present at
the call were the deputy Pyidaungsu Hluttaw speaker, and members of Hluttaw
Committee made up of representatives of various parties, national races and
faiths at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw.
Minister looks into upgrading work on Meiktila-Kyaukpadaung Road
NAY PYI TAW, 30
May- Union Minister for Construction U Khin Maung Myint yesterday afternoon
inspected roadwork progress of Meiktila-Kyaukpadaung Road being upgraded by
Myatnoethu Construction Co Ltd with B.O.T system.
Minister then looked into progress of construction of Box Culvert between 18/6
and 18/5 mileposts, and tarmacking work between 18/4 and 17/3 mileposts with the
use of machinery.
High School and University to set sight on nurturing artists who may reach
YANGON, 30 May -
Union Minister for Information and for Culture U Kyaw Hsan visited Fine Arts
High School (Yangon) of Training, Research and External Relations Division of
Fine Arts Department of the Ministry of Culture on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road in Bahan
Township here on 28 May. He viewed students learning arts at painting, sculpture
and dance campuses.
Director U Zaw
Htay of the division explained about the high school.
In meeting with
teachers and staff, the union minister said the Ministry of Culture is the
institution uplifting national characteristics of the country and preserving
Myanma traditional cultural heritages; teachers and staff are to value their
duties while assuming these responsibilities and to make traditional cultural
arts to penetrate into youth populations.
He said two aims
- upgrading teaching methods and turning out artists from the high school and
Fine Arts University whose performances reach international audience- will be
realized. The union minister underlined the importance of preserving cultural
arts, nurturing outstanding artists, reviving arts and facilitating the art
businesses achieve success.
Union Minister U
Kyaw Hsan proceeded to Painting and Sculpture Hall (Yangon) of Archaeology,
National Museum and Library Department on Koeminkoechin Street on Bahan Township
and viewed painting booth displayed at the hall.
He also visited
National Theatre (Yangon) of Theater Division of Fine Arts Department on
Myomakyaung Street in Dagon Township and urged officials to be cautious about
security, take fire preventive measures and renovate the National Theatre to be
able to host more arts events.
representatives call on RUMFCCI President
May-President U Win Aung of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of
Chambers of Commerce and Industry received United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) Lead Consultant Dr Satish Chandra Mishra, Consultant Mr Keith Hargreaves
and Senior Policy Advisor of UNDP Yangon Office Mr Shafique Rahaman, at the
federation office here on 24 May.
matters related to assistance and measures for rural development and poverty
reduction and joint conducting of workshops and courses on human resource
Energy Minister inspects oilfields in Magway Region
NAY PYI TAW, 30
May-Deputy Minister for Energy U Soe Aung visited Mann Oilfield, Htaukshabin and
Kanni Oilfield of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise and Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Factory (Minbu) of Myanmar Petrochemical Enterprise on 28 and 29 May.
minister supervised digging of new wells in the oilfields and inspected
production process at LPG Factory (Minbu). In meeting with personnel concerned,
the deputy minister called for boosted production of oil and gas, all-out
efforts for increased production of LPG, minimization of wastes, corruptionfree
and safe working environment.
assist Myanmar in social welfare campaigns
NAY PYI TAW, 30
May-German Foundations delegation headed by German Ambassador to Myanmar Mr
Julius Georg Luy and Councilor Mr Oliver Bientzle paid a call on Union Minister
for Labour and for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Aung Kyi, at his
office of the SWRR Ministry here this afternoon.
guests put questions and discussed ongoing rehabilitation works, and future
plans for social welfare activities, work programmes and potentials for
athletes to partake in Mekong Countries’ Friendship Sports Tournament
YANGON, 30 May-
Myanmar athletes group today left here for Thailand to participate in Friendship
Sports Tournament 2011 for Mekong Countries, to be held in Nakhon Phanom Region
of Thailand from 31 May to 4 June. Director U Thet Lwin of Sports and Physical
Education Department led the group packed with 53 athletes.