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Thursday, 6 October  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Goodwill visit of Thai Prime Minister further strengthen existing friendly relations between two countries
President U Thein Sein thanks Thailand for its support for Myanmar on proposal of taking responsibility of Alternate Chairman of ASEAN in 2014

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct-President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein met with a goodwill delegation led by Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra of the Kingdom of Thailand at the meeting hall of the President Office at 4.50 pm today.

Also present at the meeting were Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Hla Min, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister at President Office U Thein Nyunt, Union Minister for Construction U Khin Maung Myint, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development U Tin Naing Thein, Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung, Union Minister for Energy U Than Htay, Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Myo Myint, Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sandar Khin and departmental heads.

The Thai delegation was accompanied by officials of the Thai Embassy.

President U Thein Sein extended greetings saying that on behalf of the Myanmar government and the people, he heartily welcomed the Thai Prime Minister and goodwill delegation. He continued to say that he warmly welcomed the goodwill visit of the Thai Prime Minister after her assumption of office. He said he firmly believed that the goodwill visit of the Thai Prime Minister will further strengthen existing friendly relations between the two countries.

Afterwards, the Thai Prime Minister extended greetings. She said that she was delighted at her official visit to Myanmar leading the Thai goodwill delegation. She expressed thanks for the warmly welcome to her delegation.

Next, the Thai Prime Minister discussed cooperation matters between the two countries, border affairs, border trade, future tasks for Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and construction of motor road from Thingannyinaung to Kawkareik.

The President informed the Thai PM on developments of Myanmar politics. He thanked Thailand for its support for Myanmar on the proposal of Myanmar to take responsibility of Alternate Chairman of ASEAN in 2014. Moreover, the President discussed bilateral ties, construction of the road at the foot of Dawna Hill (Thingannyinaung) to Kawkareik, successful implementation of India-Myanmar- Thailand highway project, cooperation of the two countries in smooth implementation of Ayeyawady- Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) among Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam, economic cooperation, narcotic drug eradication, bilateral cooperation in issue of Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand and promotion of trade and investment between the two countries.

President U Thein Sein and visiting Thai Prime Minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra attended the ceremony to present cardboard on the Contribution of meteorological instruments by the Royl Thai Government to the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the ceremony to Exchange Notes between two Foreign Ministers on the construction of road between the foot of Dawna Range (Thingannyinaung) and Kawkareik.

At the ceremony, Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra handed over the cardboard on the contribution of meteorological instruments to President U Thein Sein. Next, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin and Thai Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Surapong Tovichakchaikul exchanged the notes on the construction of road between the foot of Dawna Range (Thingannyinaung) and Kawkareik.

In the evening, President U Thein Sein hosted a dinner to the Thai goodwill delegation led by Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra at the dinning hall of the President Office, here.

Also present at the dinner were Vice- Presidents Thiha Thura U Tin Aung Myint Oo and Dr Sai Mauk Kham, Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw Thura U Shwe Mann, Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint, Union Chief Justice U Tun Tun Oo, Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services General Min Aung Hlaing, Chairman of Constitutional Tribunal of the Union U Thein Soe, Chairman of Union Election Commission U Tin Aye, Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Lt-Gen Soe Win, Union ministers, the Union Attorney- General, deputy ministers and departmental heads.

The Thai delegation was accompanied by officials of the Thai Embassy.

Before the dinner, the State Band played National Anthems of the two countries.

Before and during the dinner, artistes of the Fine Arts Department under the Ministry of Culture performed Myanmar traditional cultural dances and songs.

After the dinner, President U Thein Sein presented documentary album on the visit to Prime Minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra.

Later, President U Thein Sein and Thai Prime Minister Ms Yingluck Shinawatra gave flower baskets to the artistes and posed for documentary photo with them.

President U Thein Sein receives Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra of Kingdom of Thailand

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct-President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein recieved a good will delegation led by Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra at the meeting hall of President Office here at 4.20 pm today.

Also present at the call together with the President were Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin and together with the visiting Prime Minister were Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Mr Yongyuth Wichaidit and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Surapong Tovichakchaikul.

President U Thein Sein welcomes Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra of Kingdom of Thailand and party

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct - A ceremony to welcome Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra of Kingdom of Thailand who was in Nay Pyi Taw on her goodwill visit to Myanmar at the invitation of President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein was held at the hall of President Office, here, at 4 pm today.

On her arrival at the President Office in a motorcade to attend the welcoming ceremony, President U Thein Sein warmly welcomed the visiting Thai Prime Minister.

Next, President U Thein Sein and Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra took the salute of the Guard of Honour.

At that moment, the State Band played national anthems of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and the Kingdom of Thailand.

Next,President U Thein Sein and Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra inspected the Guard of Honour.

The Thai Prime Minister introduced delegation members of Kingdom of Thailand to President U Thein Sein.

President U Thein Sein introduced Union Minister for Home Affairs Lt-Gen Ko Ko, Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Hla Min, Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister at President Office U Thein Nyunt, Union Minister for Construction U Khin Maung Myint, Union Minister for National Planning and Economic Development U Tin Naing Thein, Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung, Union Minister for Energy U Than Htay, Union Minister for Commerce U Win Myint and Deputy Minister for Culture Daw Sandar Khin to Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra.

World Teachers’ Day 2011 celebrated with an address of Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct- World Teachers’ Day 2011 was observed at Myanmar International Convention Center here today, with an address by Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham.

Present on the occasion were Chairman of National Education Committee Union Minister for Education Dr Mya Aye, Union Ministers, members of the NEC, officials from foreign embassies and UN agencies, departmental heads, departments and agencies under the Ministry of Education, directors-general, chairpersons,
rectors of universities, principals of education colleges, personnel of social organizations, township educations officers, school heads in Nay Pyi Taw, honorary teachers, outstanding teachers, students and guests.

Mai Ei Phyu Sin and Ma Mya Thet Khaing, middle school students of Nay Pyi Taw No. 1 Basic Education High School acted as master of ceremonies. Students of Lewe No. 1 BEHS sang a song entitled“Honourable Teachers to open the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham said that in Myanmar society, the good traditions of placing teachers who endeavour for the development of younger generations based on their goodwill, hobby, and sacrifice in the same plane as Buddha, Dhamma, Sanghas and parents and the tradition of paying homage to them is still preserved today.

To acknowledge the endeavours of teachers who nurture human resources for the development of human society, 5 October was designated as World Teachers’ Day in the world as recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Labour Organization.

Myanmar has annually been celebrating World Teachers’ Day just as other nations in the world do, and now this is the 10th time.

As the new government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is striving for the emergence of a modern developed democratic nation, President U Thein Sein gave a guidance regarding the education programmes to be carried out as follows: to implement compulsory primary education system; to nurture new generation human resources to become intelligentsias and technicians; to upgrade the quality of teachers; to award scholarships and stipends and to enable private sectors to participate in education services.

In Myanmar, a Thirty-Year Long-Term Education Promotion Plan for the promotion of national education which is beneficial to the nation and its people was drawn in order to face the challenges of the 21st century and to uplift education level to that of the international standard.

This special plan defined 10 programmes to be implemented by the basic education sector and 36 programmes to be implemented by the higher education sector.

In the basic education sector, to have access to education for all school-age children and to complete basic education for all school children, collaboration has been made by parents and the national people and as a result, 5.1 million primary level students have been provided with textbooks free of charge.

Therefore, it is necessary for primary school principals, teachers and parents to collaborate in promoting students’ attendance, reducing the number of drop-out and training the students to enhance all-round development.

Starting from the coming 2012-2013 academic year, at the basic education sub-sector, plans have been made to award scholarships to the outstanding students at
middle and high school levels, to award stipends to outstanding students who have difficulties in continuing with their studies, to award scholarships to those in States and Regions who pass with high marks in their matriculation examina tion.

As teachers play an important role for the development of the education sector, it is necessary to upgrade teaching qualities of the teachers.

In the basic education sector, Pre-service Teacher Education Diploma Courses and Degree Courses are being conducted, and teachers training courses and Instructional Skills Upgrading Refresher Courses are conducted for teachers of English and Mathematics at the national level. Moreover, MEd and PhD degree programmes are also offered.

Now, about 200,000 qualified teachers have been produced by the two Institutes of Education and 20 Education Colleges.

For the development of the human resources development of the nation, 41,000 Basic Education Schools have been opened throughout the nation and more than 270,000 teachers are teaching over 8.1 million students. Moreover, in order to enhance the qualities such as critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, analytical
thinking skills and problem-solving skills student should be taught by using child-centered approach. They should also be trained to have personal hygiene, to have health education, to cultivate in them the habit of conserving the environment, to become citizens who are polite and who are of integrity and high morals and to become educated people who can be of benefits to the world.

It is learnt that in the world, to narrow the gap of the number of male and female teachers in teaching and learning, the motto of World Teachers’ Day 2011 is‘Teachers for Gender Equality’. In Myanmar also, as the number of female teacher has increased, in order that this would not be of any limitations in teaching and management of schools, and of any barrier in serving at schools in remote area, it would be necessary to persuade and provide incentives to male teachers so that their number would increase.

In the higher education sector, as 161 universities and colleges have been opened, the number of higher education institutions has increased by 5 times than before. Under the Ministry of Education, 64 universities and colleges have been opened and 12400 teachers are currently teaching over 490,000 students. As the State has established an Arts and Science University, a Technology University and a University of Computer Science each in 24 Special Development Zones, students can easily pursue higher education in their own regions.

In the same way, PhD degree programmes were expanded, and so far there have been 4,519 PhD degree holders, and 2,429 candidates are currently attending the PhD programme. As a result, the education qualification of faculty members of universities has improved and human resources whom the State can rely on can be trained by them.

In this ceremony held in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, on behalf of all teachers and faculty, I am very pleased to learn that certificates and prizes will be awarded to four hale and hearty eminent teachers who are making contributions to education and social programme, an outstanding teacher, teachers, trainees and students who win prizes in article, essay and poetry competitions in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, education colleges that win prizes in the teaching aids competitions at basic education level and middle school level.

I would also like to urge teachers to try their best to become good teachers who have five attributes, as composed in Magha Deva verse by Ashin Zawana, Manle Sayadaw: “With love and sympathy, a teacher admonishes his students whenever they make mistakes, without keeping them to himself, but reveal the truth for the benefits of the students.” I would like to honour and thank all teachers for their perseverance, diligence and effort based on their love, sympathy and goodwill and for the development of human resources in their respective regions.

In conclusion, I would like to urge officials from Education Departments and teachers throughout the country to make great effort in training and teaching for the development of socioeconomic of the State and to nurture the new generation to become good citizens; teachers to prove themselves as having attributes of noble teachers to the national people and students and with heart and soul devote themselves to education programmes, and the national people, wellwishers, social organizations to fully participate in the implementation of national education programmes so that the objectives of the national education would be fully achieved.

Next, General Secretary of Myanmar UNESCO Commission Rector of Yangon University of Foreign Languages Dr Lwin Lwin Soe read out the joint-message sent by chiefs of five agencies of the United Nations in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day. Students of Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon BEHS No (1) sang a song entitled “Oh Illustrious Teacher”.

Director-General U Bo Win of Education Planning and Training Department gave an account of educational performances of the four eminent educators and one outstanding teacher.

Chairman of National Education Committee Union Minister for Education Dr Mya Aye presented prizes and certificates of honour to eminent educators Retired Director-General of Higher Education Department (Upper Myanmar) Dr Thein Myint, Retired Professor of Statistics Department of Institute of Economics Dr Thet Lwin, Retired Rakhine State Education Officer U Myo Kyi and Dr Kyemon Lwin, daughter of eminent educator Retired Principal of Mandalay Institute of Education Daw Khin Kyi, and Staff Officer Daw Thit Thit Khine, on behalf of outstanding teacher Daw Ohn Ohn Than of Ngapudaw Township BEMS.

Then Union Minister U Tint Hsan awarded winners in article contests of higher education level and high school level teachers, Union Minister U Aung Kyi, winners in article contests of basic education (middle and primary level) teachers, Union Minister U Thein Tun, winners in institute of education and high school level essay contests, Deputy Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo, winners in basic education middle school level essay contest and institute of education level poem contest, Deputy Minister Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, winners in basic education high school and middle school level poem contests, Deputy Ministers U Aye Kyu and U Ba Shwe, winners of teaching aid competitions.

Afterwards, students of Nay Pyi Taw Pyankapyay BEHS (Branch) sang a song entitled“one stalk bearing a hundred fruits” and the ceremony came to an end.

After the ceremony, the Vice-President cordially greeted those present and observed the exhibition of World Teachers’ Day 2011, works of winners and documents related to educational activities of honorable teachers and outstanding teachers.

World Teachers’ Day 2011 celebrated with an address of Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct- World Teachers’ Day 2011 was observed at Myanmar International Convention Center here today, with an address by Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham.

Present on the occasion were Chairman of National Education Committee Union Minister for Education Dr Mya Aye, Union Ministers, members of the NEC, officials from foreign embassies and UN agencies, departmental heads, departments and agencies under the Ministry of Education, directors-general, chairpersons,
rectors of universities, principals of education colleges, personnel of social organizations, township educations officers, school heads in Nay Pyi Taw, honorary teachers, outstanding teachers, students and guests.

Mai Ei Phyu Sin and Ma Mya Thet Khaing, middle school students of Nay Pyi Taw No. 1 Basic Education High School acted as master of ceremonies. Students of Lewe No. 1 BEHS sang a song entitled“Honourable Teachers to open the ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Vice-President Dr Sai Mauk Kham said that in Myanmar society, the good traditions of placing teachers who endeavour for the development of younger generations based on their goodwill, hobby, and sacrifice in the same plane as Buddha, Dhamma, Sanghas and parents and the tradition of paying homage to them is still preserved today.

To acknowledge the endeavours of teachers who nurture human resources for the development of human society, 5 October was designated as World Teachers’ Day in the world as recommended by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and International Labour Organization.

Myanmar has annually been celebrating World Teachers’ Day just as other nations in the world do, and now this is the 10th time.

As the new government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar is striving for the emergence of a modern developed democratic nation, President U Thein Sein gave a guidance regarding the education programmes to be carried out as follows: to implement compulsory primary education system; to nurture new generation human resources to become intelligentsias and technicians; to upgrade the quality of teachers; to award scholarships and stipends and to enable private sectors to participate in education services.

In Myanmar, a Thirty-Year Long-Term Education Promotion Plan for the promotion of national education which is beneficial to the nation and its people was drawn in order to face the challenges of the 21st century and to uplift education level to that of the international standard.

This special plan defined 10 programmes to be implemented by the basic education sector and 36 programmes to be implemented by the higher education sector.

In the basic education sector, to have access to education for all school-age children and to complete basic education for all school children, collaboration has been made by parents and the national people and as a result, 5.1 million primary level students have been provided with textbooks free of charge.

Therefore, it is necessary for primary school principals, teachers and parents to collaborate in promoting students’ attendance, reducing the number of drop-out and training the students to enhance all-round development.

Starting from the coming 2012-2013 academic year, at the basic education sub-sector, plans have been made to award scholarships to the outstanding students at
middle and high school levels, to award stipends to outstanding students who have difficulties in continuing with their studies, to award scholarships to those in States and Regions who pass with high marks in their matriculation examina tion.

As teachers play an important role for the development of the education sector, it is necessary to upgrade teaching qualities of the teachers.

In the basic education sector, Pre-service Teacher Education Diploma Courses and Degree Courses are being conducted, and teachers training courses and Instructional Skills Upgrading Refresher Courses are conducted for teachers of English and Mathematics at the national level. Moreover, MEd and PhD degree programmes are also offered.

Now, about 200,000 qualified teachers have been produced by the two Institutes of Education and 20 Education Colleges.

For the development of the human resources development of the nation, 41,000 Basic Education Schools have been opened throughout the nation and more than 270,000 teachers are teaching over 8.1 million students. Moreover, in order to enhance the qualities such as critical thinking skills, creative thinking skills, analytical
thinking skills and problem-solving skills student should be taught by using child-centered approach. They should also be trained to have personal hygiene, to have health education, to cultivate in them the habit of conserving the environment, to become citizens who are polite and who are of integrity and high morals and to become educated people who can be of benefits to the world.

It is learnt that in the world, to narrow the gap of the number of male and female teachers in teaching and learning, the motto of World Teachers’ Day 2011 is‘Teachers for Gender Equality’. In Myanmar also, as the number of female teacher has increased, in order that this would not be of any limitations in teaching and management of schools, and of any barrier in serving at schools in remote area, it would be necessary to persuade and provide incentives to male teachers so that their number would increase.

In the higher education sector, as 161 universities and colleges have been opened, the number of higher education institutions has increased by 5 times than before. Under the Ministry of Education, 64 universities and colleges have been opened and 12400 teachers are currently teaching over 490,000 students. As the State has established an Arts and Science University, a Technology University and a University of Computer Science each in 24 Special Development Zones, students can easily pursue higher education in their own regions.

In the same way, PhD degree programmes were expanded, and so far there have been 4,519 PhD degree holders, and 2,429 candidates are currently attending the PhD programme. As a result, the education qualification of faculty members of universities has improved and human resources whom the State can rely on can be trained by them.

In this ceremony held in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, on behalf of all teachers and faculty, I am very pleased to learn that certificates and prizes will be awarded to four hale and hearty eminent teachers who are making contributions to education and social programme, an outstanding teacher, teachers, trainees and students who win prizes in article, essay and poetry competitions in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day, education colleges that win prizes in the teaching aids competitions at basic education level and middle school level.

I would also like to urge teachers to try their best to become good teachers who have five attributes, as composed in Magha Deva verse by Ashin Zawana, Manle Sayadaw: “With love and sympathy, a teacher admonishes his students whenever they make mistakes, without keeping them to himself, but reveal the truth for the benefits of the students.” I would like to honour and thank all teachers for their perseverance, diligence and effort based on their love, sympathy and goodwill and for the development of human resources in their respective regions.

In conclusion, I would like to urge officials from Education Departments and teachers throughout the country to make great effort in training and teaching for the development of socioeconomic of the State and to nurture the new generation to become good citizens; teachers to prove themselves as having attributes of noble teachers to the national people and students and with heart and soul devote themselves to education programmes, and the national people, wellwishers, social organizations to fully participate in the implementation of national education programmes so that the objectives of the national education would be fully achieved.

Next, General Secretary of Myanmar UNESCO Commission Rector of Yangon University of Foreign Languages Dr Lwin Lwin Soe read out the joint-message sent by chiefs of five agencies of the United Nations in commemoration of World Teachers’ Day. Students of Nay Pyi Taw Tatkon BEHS No (1) sang a song entitled “Oh Illustrious Teacher”.

Director-General U Bo Win of Education Planning and Training Department gave an account of educational performances of the four eminent educators and one outstanding teacher.

Chairman of National Education Committee Union Minister for Education Dr Mya Aye presented prizes and certificates of honour to eminent educators Retired Director-General of Higher Education Department (Upper Myanmar) Dr Thein Myint, Retired Professor of Statistics Department of Institute of Economics Dr Thet Lwin, Retired Rakhine State Education Officer U Myo Kyi and Dr Kyemon Lwin, daughter of eminent educator Retired Principal of Mandalay Institute of Education Daw Khin Kyi, and Staff Officer Daw Thit Thit Khine, on behalf of outstanding teacher Daw Ohn Ohn Than of Ngapudaw Township BEMS.

Then Union Minister U Tint Hsan awarded winners in article contests of higher education level and high school level teachers, Union Minister U Aung Kyi, winners in article contests of basic education (middle and primary level) teachers, Union Minister U Thein Tun, winners in institute of education and high school level essay contests, Deputy Minister Dr Ko Ko Oo, winners in basic education middle school level essay contest and institute of education level poem contest, Deputy Minister Dr Daw Myat Myat Ohn Khin, winners in basic education high school and middle school level poem contests, Deputy Ministers U Aye Kyu and U Ba Shwe, winners of teaching aid competitions.

Afterwards, students of Nay Pyi Taw Pyankapyay BEHS (Branch) sang a song entitled“one stalk bearing a hundred fruits” and the ceremony came to an end.

After the ceremony, the Vice-President cordially greeted those present and observed the exhibition of World Teachers’ Day 2011, works of winners and documents related to educational activities of honorable teachers and outstanding teachers.

Second regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continues for 31st day
Three questions answered; two bills, one proposal and one report submitted

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct- The second regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw continued for 31st day at Amyotha Hluttaw Hall of Hluttaw Building here at 10.30 am.

Present at today’s session were Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint and 205 Amyotha Hluttaw representatives.

Union Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin gave answers to questions related to health sector raised by three Hluttaw representatives.

U Htay Yal of Kayah State Constituency (7) asked“whether there is plan to renovate 16-bedded weather-stricken Threda Station Hospital because Threda Station in Shadaw Township of Kayah State is 40 miles far from Loikaw and 35 miles from Shadaw and motorroad is accessible only in summer, not in rainy season”. The Union Minister answered that Threda Station Hospital is not included in proposed short-term or long-term plans of the ministry for hospital construction; but if proposal for desired renovation is submitted through Kayah State Health Department attached with estimated cost to the ministry, it will be included in budget plan of the State according to the pirority list.

U Kyun Khan of Chin State Constituency (1) asked“whether there is plan to open an obsteric clinic and to assign a midwife each in Phaizawl, Duman, Swaundo and Kuwum villages of Falam Township”. The Union Minister answered that nine rural healthcare centres have been opened in Falam Township; if structural proposal in designated form describing location of the rural health care centre (branch), area, population and households of the region, coverage area of the proposed rural health centre (branch), distance from the nearest hospital or rural health centre, condition of the building,transportation, security, socio-economic status and development of the region attached with the recommendation of Chin State Health Department is submitted to the ministry, the ministry will continue to implement in accord with rules and regulations.

U San Pyae of Kachin State Constituency (7) asked“whether there is plan to assign more doctors and nurses in Pinbaw villagetract Station Hospital as the ratio of health staff and patients is disproportionate because there are 19 villages with 5000 houses and 20,000 residents in Pinbaw village-tract of Mogaung Township in Kachin State”. The Union Minister answered that there are one 50-bedded township hospital, three 16-bedded station hospitals, five rural healthcare centres and 20 rural healthcare centre (branches) in Mogaung Township, providing healthcare to public; in Pinbaw Station Hospital, six staff, including one doctor, one senior nurse, one compounder and three labourers, are currently discharging duties; when the organizational structure allows to appoint more than one doctor; the hospital will be given priority; the ministry is working to constitute the district/ township and station hospitals with standard structure; if the permission is given to constitute Pinbaw station hospital in standard organizational structure, there will be 17 staff including two doctors, two senior nurses and four nurses.

Amyotha Hluttaw representatives U Nu, U Phone Myint Aung, U Khin Maung Yi and U Hsai Paung Nut discussed about paragraphs (4), (8), (8) (h) (v), 10 (a) and 16 (r) of School Registration Bill amended by Pyithu Hluttaw.

The Hluttaw decided to review the bill by Bill Committee.

Member of Union Election Commission U Myint Naing submitted the proposal to discuss Bill Amending Political Parties Registration Law at the Hluttaw session.

One Hluttaw representative seconded the proposal. The Hluttaw approved the proposal.

Member of Bill Committee U Sun Dok Kyint of Chin State Constituency (6) read out the Bill Amending Political Parties Registration Law.

The Hluttaw announced that those who want to discuss the bill are to enlist at Amyotha Hluttaw Department not later than 10 October.

U Swe Aung of Yangon Region Constituency (12) submitted the proposal “the Union government is urged to supervise mutual cooperation for agricultural development to avoid loss of rights to run farms by peasants”.

One Hluttaw representative seconded the proposal. The Hluttaw approved the proposal.

The Hluttaw announced that those wishing to discuss the proposal may enlist at Amyotha Hluttaw Department.

Dr Khin Shwe of Yangon Region Constituency (9) submitted report on “establishment of Myayeiknyo Education, Health and Cultural Foundation”. The Hluttaw approved the report.

The Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker announced that he will send message of felicitation to Ms Valentina Matviyenko on her election as Chairwoman of the Federation Council of Russia.

The 31st regular session of first Amyotha Hluttaw concluded at 1.45 pm and the session will continue for 32nd day on 6 October.

At today’s session, the Union Health Minister answered three questions related to health sector submitted by Hluttaw representatives; two bills were submitted; one bill out of two was decided to review by the Bill Committee and another one was approved for discussion; one new proposal was submitted; one report was submitted; and one message of felicitation was decided to send.

Thai PM Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra arrives in Nay Pyi Taw

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct-A goodwill delegation led by Thai Prime Minister Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra arrived in Nay Pyi Taw at 2.30 pm today at the invitation of President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar U Thein Sein.

The goodwill delegation was welcomed at Nay Pyi Taw Airport by Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Deputy Minister for Transport U Win Shein, directorsgeneral of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and officials of the Thai Embassy.

New school building in Pyapon Tsp handed over to Ministry of Education

YANGON, 5 Oct- The ceremony to hand over documents related to a new school building of Basic Education Primary School (affiliated) in Bhamawchaungtwin Village, Pyapon Township, Pyapon District, Ayeyawady Region to Ministry of Education was held at the new school building on 1 October.

Ayeyawady Region Hluttaw Representative U Win Myint, wellwisher Country Manager Ms. Manja of Caritas Switzerland and Associates and Secretary Daw Lin Lin Tun of Myanmar Business Executives Association (MBE) opened the school building.

Secretary Daw Lin Lin Tun handed over documents related to the school building to assistant Township Education Officer U Wai Zin.

The RC type school building is 60 feet long and 30 feet wide. It was built at a cost of K 100 million in which cost for school furniture, a 5000-gallon capacity rain water tank for drinking water, tube well, water tank, toilets and fence are included.

Myanmar Business Executives Association built 33 schools building at 36 villages in Pyapon Township, Dedaye Township, and Kyaiklat Township in Ayeyawady Region with the contribution of Caritas Associates of Switzerland. The newly-opened school building is the 33rd one of the project.

Floods hits Kyaukse, Taungdwingyi Tsps

NAY PYI TAW, 5 Oct- There were some floods in Kyaukse Township in Mandalay Region and Taungdwingyi Township in Magway Region due to torrential rain from 3 to 4 October, 2011.

The floods hit a total of 4622 households of 4591 houses in 19 villages and five wards in Kyaukse Township, and 400 households of six wards in Taungdwingyi Township.

Officials concerned from regional organizations and social organizations are providing necessary assistance to the flood victims at the relief camps.

IRS Women’s Open Football Tournament continues

YANGON, 5 Oct- The 16th Inter-Region/ State Women’s Open Football Tournament 2011 continued at Padonma Sports Ground yesterday.

Bago Region and Shan State ended at 2- 2 draw. At Padetha Sports Ground, Ayeyawady Region trounced Magway Region 6-0.

Today, Sagaing Region will play against Taninthayi Region at Padonma Sports Ground, and Kayin State with Kachin State at Salin Ground.


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