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Sunday, 25 September  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint and party arrive back from Cambodia

YANGON, 24 Sept-A 14-member delegation led by Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint arrived back here by air this evening after attending the 32nd ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly held in Phnom Penh of Cambodia.

The Speaker and party were welcomed back at Yangon International Airport by Deputy Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Mya Nyein, Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Myint Swe, Speaker of Yangon Region Hluttaw U Sein Tin Win, Deputy Speaker of Yangon Region Hluttaw U Tin Aung, Director-General U Myint Thein of Hluttaw Office, Cambodian Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Mr Sieng Bunvuth and officials.

Speaker of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw U Khin Aung Myint was accompanied by Amyotha Hluttaw Representative Dr Khin Shwe of Yangon Region Constituency No. 9, Chairman of the Amyotha Hluttaw Governmentís Guarantees, Pledges, Undertakings Vetting Committee Amyotha Hluttaw Representative Dr Aye Maung of Rakhine State Constituency No. 1, member of the Pyithu Hluttaw Public Accounts Committee Pyithu Hluttaw Representative U Mahn Maung Maung Nyan of Pantanaw Constituency of Ayeyawady Region, member of the Pyithu Hluttaw Public Accounts Committee Pyithu Hluttaw Representative U Khun Lein of Falam Constituency of Chin State, member of the Amyotha Hluttaw Public Accounts Committee Amyotha Hluttaw Representative Daw Yi Yi Myint of Mon State Constituency No. 1, member of Pyithu Hluttaw Rights Committee Pyithu Hluttaw Representative Daw Nan Nwun of Shadaw Constituency of Kayah State, member of Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee Amyotha Hluttaw Representative U Nyunt Tin of Yangon Region Constituency No. 2, member of Amyotha Hluttaw Governmentís Guarantees, Pledges, Undertakings Vetting Committee Amyotha Hluttaw Representative U Saw Aung Kyaw Naing of Kayin State Constituency No. 1, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative U Shi Thee of Leshi Constituency of Sagaing Region, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative Wunna Kyaw Htin U Htay Myint of Myeik Constituency of Taninthayi Region, member of Amyotha Hluttaw Rights Committee Amyotha Hluttaw Representative U Nay Win Tun of Shan State Constituency No. 9, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative Daw Win Maw Tun of Yenangyoung Constituency of Magway Region, member of Amyotha Hluttaw Bill Committee Amyotha Hluttaw Representative Dr Myat Nyana Soe of Yangon Region Constituency No. 4, Pyithu Hluttaw Representative U Khun Thein Pe of Hopong Constituency of Shan State and officials.

Over 1100 old cars turned in to RTAD in Yangon Region so far

YANGON, 24 Sept - Under the car-swap programme of the government, so far 1148 old cars have been handed over to the Yangon Region Road Transport Administration Department, altogether 2309 cars to 18 offices in region/state Road Transport Administration Departments from 19 to 23 September.

During the period, 416 cars have been retained by owners after being surrendered to the Road Transport Administration Department under the Ministry of Rail Transportation for temporary use.

Union Minister for Rail Transportation U Aung Min, Deputy Minister U Thant Shin and Minister for Yangon Region Road Administration U Aung Khin visited the Yangon Region RTAD today and assisted owners of the old vehicles in turning the old cars in.

Coord meeting on sustainable development of jade market held

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept - Patron of central committee for organizing Myanma Gems Emporium Union Minister for Mines U Thein Htaik addressed coordination meeting on assessment of jade market, development of polished jade market, construction of jewellery market for polished jades and polished jade factories at conference room of Mani Yadana Jade Hall, here, yesterday afternoon.

The Union minister called on gems merchants to strive for sustainable development of jade market and jade polishing industries in Myanmar based on experiences they gained in foreign jade markets.

Managing Director U Thein Swe of Myanma Gems Enterprise, Vice- Chairman of Myanmar Gems Entrepreneurs Association U Yon Mu and members shared their knowledge on foreign jade markets.

Patron of MGEA U Aung Ko Win, the Chairman, the Vice- Chairmen, secretary and executives and entrepreneurs took part in discussions.

Pyithu Hluttaw Representatives observe plantations in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area

YANGON, 24 Sept - Union Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing conducted a 28- member Pyithu Hluttaw excursion team led by Secretary of Pyithu Hluttaw Agriculture and Livestock Breeding Development Committee Pyithu Hluttaw representative of Patheingyi Constituency U Aung Thant, round thriving paddy and sunflower plantations in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area today.

The team visited 40- acre high yield plantation near Chaing village in Dekkhinathiri Township where the Union Minister explained that output of 100 baskets per acre has won credibility of farmers and the farmers are bound to share their knowledge each other in States and Regions.

Next, the team viewed thriving 20-day old 20-hecter paddy plantation.

Then they observed a 20-hecter plot which was systematically reclaimed on a 50-acre farmland with the use of farm equipment near Aung Thukha village in the township, 55-day old 10-acre paddy plantation where more than 10 shoots are grown on a paddy plant near Aung Thukha village in Kyarpin village-tract, 10- acre model farmland in Zeyathiri Township and ripening sunflower plantation of Agricultural Research Farm in Tatkon Township.

Sagaing Region Chief Minister assists in regional development tasks

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept - Chief Minister of Sagaing Region U Tha Aye assisted in repaving of a road section on the Monywa-Ayadaw Road and construction of the iron reinforced bridge on the Sagaing-Shwebo Road on 22 September.

Afterwards, the chief minister attended a ceremony to hand over a building to the Basic Education Primary School in Taungtin Village in Shwebo Township.

In the afternoon, the chief minister also attended a ceremony to disburse agricultural loans and to distribute inputs to farmers by a private company in Shwebo.

The chairman and the managing director of Zeyar Theinkha Rice Trading Company presented K 200 million to representatives of farmers.

After the ceremony, the chief minister also met with sugarcane farmers and inspected Theinyin Reservoir in Kanbalu Township.

Flood victims provided with relief aids in Toungoo

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept-Chief Minister of Bago Region U Nyan Win comforted the flood victims in Toungoo District, distributing relief aids to them on 20 September.

First, he met the flood victims sheltering at No. 6 Basic Education High School and presented relief aids to them. He also encouraged the flood victims of Kachaung Village-tract and Pauktaw Village during his tour.

There are a total of 1014 flood victims of 235 households at No. 6 BEHS relief camp, 397 of 90 households at Mingalar Zayde Monastery in Kachaung Village, 313 of 81 households at Sakar Monastery in Pauktaw Village, and 363 of 100 households at No. 5 BEHS in Toungoo District.

The flood victims received a total of 1500 bags of rice, 6000 viss of potato, onion and gram, and 222 viss of oil donated by Sky Net TV channel and Shwe FM radio.

Union Mines Minister meets Japanese Member of House of Representatives

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept -Union Minister for Mines U Thein Htaik received Member of House of Repre-sentatives of Japan Mr. Kozo Yamamoto and party at his office, here, yesterday afternoon.

They held discussions on cooperation in mining industry.

Also present at the call were the director-general, managing directors and the acting managing director.

ERIA CLMV Seminar in FY 2011 on Issues and Prospects in Post-AEC held

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept-ERIA CLMV Seminar in FY 2011 on the Issues and Prospects in Post- AEC, jointly organized by Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development and Indonesia-based Economic Research Institute of ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA), was opened at Myanmar International Convention Centre, here, yesterday.

The opening session was attended by Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development Dr Kan Zaw, Senior Economic Expert of Asian Development Bank Mr Jayant Menon, Senior Researcher of ERIA Mr Ponciano S Intal Jr, Researcher Associate Professor Mr Koji Kubo of International Development Economic, Chairman of Bangkok Research Centre and Japan Foreign Trade Board Mr Mitsuhiro Kagami, Professor Mr Mitsuhiro Kagami of Teikyo University, representatives from ministries/ departments, scholars and Representative from the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, and guests.

The deputy minister gave an opening speech and seven local and foreign resource persons read out papers which focused on preparations ahead of ASEAN Economic Community and ASEAN Free Trade Area which will emerge in 2015, combination of trade and investment, financial development, experiences and prospects of Asian countries, GMS countries, ASEAN countries and Myanmar regarding small and medium enterprises development.

The similar seminars have been held for five times as of 2008. The seminar is being attended by 150 attendees, totaling the number of attendees of the seminars to 400.

Inter-Basic Education School Sports Competitions kick off in Magway Region

YANGON, 24 Sept- Jointly organized by the Sports and Physical Education Department and Department of Basic Education in Magway Region, the Inter-Basic Education School Sports Competitions of Magway Region for 2011-2012 academic year was opened at Magway District sports ground this morning.

The sports competitions comprise U-13 and U-16 boys and girls football events, U-16 menís and womenís volleyball events, basketball and track and field events, U-16 menís Sepak Takraw event, U- 16 men's and women's table tennis events.

MLF provided with cash and publications

YANGON, 24 Sept - Myanmar Libraries Foundation is providing necessary assistance for enabling local people to broaden their horizon and sustainable development of self-reliant libraries.

For this mission to be accomplished, well wishers donate cash and publications.

Yesterday, MLF Chairman U Maung Maung received 7444 copies of publication donated by Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association, 1458 copies of Automobile PC Guide Magazine by U Hein Latt, 210 copies of journal and K 30000 by Daw Yu Yu Naing, 500 copies of novel by Writer Su Sha Myat Myat and 40 copies of journal and K 5000 by Daw Mi Mi Htaik.

Those wishing to donate cash and kind to the foundation contact Myanmar Libraries Foundation at No.288 on Theinbyu Street in Botahtaung Township, Yangon (Ph: 01-371342, 01-201936 and 01-398756).

Basic Management Skill Course of Ministry of Electric Power No. 2 concludes

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept-The Basic Management Skill Course No. 2/2011 concluded at the Ministry of Electric Power No. 2, here, yesterday morning, with an address by Deputy Minister for Electric Power No. 2 U Aung Than Oo.

The deputy minister awarded outstanding trainees including first prize winner Daw Nwe Nwe Soe, and the director-general presented completion certificates to the leader of the trainees.

Altogether 32 trainees from departments under the ministry took two-week course.

Deputy Minister oversees construction sites

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Sept- Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint inspected renovation of SEAMEO Regional Centre for History and Tradition (Thiri Hall) in the campus of Yangon University in Yangon yesterday.

Then, he met staff members at the meeting hall of senior engineerís office in Yangon West District Public Works. He viewed construction of four-storey staff quarters of Central Medical Store Depot under the Ministry of Health in Dagon Township.

The deputy minister gave instructions on timely completion of the construction tasks, better works in finishing tasks and systematic works for water, light and septic
system.


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