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Saturday, 21 August 2010 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Divisions designated as Regions

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-The State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar today issued Notification No. 32/2010 dated 20 August 2010.

The following is an unofficial translation of the notification-

The Union of Myanmar
The State Peace and Development Council
Notification No. 32/2010
10th Waxing of Wagaung, 1372 ME
(20 August 2010)
Designation of Regions

In accord with Article 443 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which states that the State Peace and Development Council is to carry out the preparatory work before the Constitution comes into operation, to bring the Constitution into operation, and as prescribed in the Article 49 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar:

(a) Sagaing Division is designated as Sagaing Region

(b) Taninthayi Division is designated as Taninthayi Region

(c) Bago Division is designated as Bago Region

(d) Magway Division is designated as Magway Region

(e) Mandalay Division is designated as Mandalay Region

(f) Yangon Division is designated as Yangon Region

(g) Ayeyawady Division is designated as Ayeyawady Region.

By Order
Sd/ Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo
General
Secretary-1
State Peace and Development Council

District, townships designated in Nay Pyi Taw, the Union Territory

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug -The State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar issued Notification No. 34/2010 today. An unofficial translation of the notification is as follows:-

The Union of Myanmar
The State Peace and Development Council
Notification No. 34/2010
10th Waxing of Wagaung, 1372 ME
(20 August 2010)
District, townships designated in Nay Pyi Taw, the Union Territory

1. Article 284 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar states the provisions for the administration of Nay Pyi Taw, which is the Union Territory.

2. In accord with the Article 443 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which states that the State Peace and Development Council is to carry out the preparatory work before the Constitution comes into operation, to bring the Constitution into operation, the following district and townships have been designated as the Union Territory-

(a) District: Nay Pyi Taw District

(b) Townships

(1) Zeyathiri Township

(2) Zabuthiri Township

(3) Dekkhinathiri Township

(4) Ottarathiri Township

(5) Pobbathiri Township

(6) Pyinmana Township

(7) Lewe Township

(8) Tatkon Township

By order
Sd/Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo
General
Secretary-1
State Peace and Development Council

Self-Administered Division, Self-Administered Zones delineated

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-The State Peace and Development Council of the Union of Myanmar issued Notification No. 33/2010 today.

The following is an unofficial translation of the notification-

The Union of Myanmar
The State Peace and Development Council
Notification No. 33/2010
10th Waxing of Wagaung, 1372 ME
(20 August 2010)
Delineation of Self-Administered Division and Self-Administered
Zones and their seats of government

1. According to Article 56 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar the Self-Administered Division and Self-Administered Zones are delineated as follows:-

(a) Grouping six townships-Hopang, Mongmao, Panwaing, Narphant, Metmang and Pangsang (Pangkham) townships-in Shan State as the‘Wa’ Self-Administered Division;

(b) Grouping Leshi, Lahe and Nanyun townships in Sagaing Division as Naga Self-Administered Zone;

(c) Grouping Ywangan and Pindaya townships in Shan State as Danu Self-Administered Zone;

(d) Grouping HoPong, HsiHseng and Pinlaung townships in Shan State as Pa- O Self-Administered Zone;

(e) Grouping Namhsan and Mantung townships in Shan State as Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone;

(f) Grouping Kongyan and Laukkai townships in Shan State as Kokang Self- Administered Zone.

2. In accord with the Article 443 of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar which states that the State Peace and Development Council is to carry out the preparatory work before the Constitution comes into operation, to bring the Constitution into operation, the Self-Administered Division and Self-Administered Zones are delineated as mentioned in the Paragraph (1) and the seats of the Self-Administered Division and Self-Administered Zones are designated as follows:-

(a) Hopang for ‘Wa’ Self-Administered Division;

(b) Lahe for Naga Self-Administered Zone;

(c) Pindaya for Danu Self-Administered Zone;

(d) HoPong, for Pa-O Self-Administered Zone;

(e) Namhsan for Pa Laung Self-Administered Zone;

(f) Laukkai for Kokang Self-Administered Zone.

By order
Sd/ Thiha Thura Tin Aung Myint Oo
General
Secretary-1
State Peace and Development Council

Banknotes exchangeable at MEBs

YANGON, 20 Aug-Ragged banknotes ranging from K 10 to K 200 can now be exchanged with new ones. Banknote exchange counter of Central Bank of Myanmar at No 198/199, corner of Bo Sun Pak Street and Strand Road and branches of Myanma Economic Bank have been offering banknote-exchange service since 3 August on condition that the ragged are in line with prescribed condition.

Central Bank of Myanmar weekly distributes banknotes of little value to All Bus Lines Supervisory Committees and Markets Departments of Development Affairs Committees in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay.

Political parties submit lists of members to UEC

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-Political parties are to submit the lists of their members organized in line with Political Parties Registration Rule 13 (a) to the Union Election Commission within 90 days as from the date they have been granted permission to register.

The United Democratic Party (UDP), the Union of Myanmar Federation of National Politics and the 88 Generation Student Youths (Union of Myanmar) submitted the lists of their members to the UEC today.

Up to date, 22 of 41 parties that have been granted permission to register as political parties have already submitted member lists of their parties to the UEC within the prescribed date.

Dokhtawady rises to 872 cm

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-According to observations recorded at 12:30 hrs today, water level of Dokhtawady River has reached 872 centimeters in Myitnge and it will continue to exist above 870 centimeters, the dangerous water level of that town from this afternoon to coming 24 hours, Meteorology and Hydrology Department announced.

Warning of high tide

YANGON, 20 Aug-The Myanma Port Authority issued a warning today that exceptionally high spring of from 20.0 feet to 20.2 feet high above the datum are expected to occur in Yangon River during the period between 25th and 29th August 2010. It is not serious because the high tide have reached up to 21.9 feet high above datum in the year 2008 and 2009, and that the warning is issued only because high tide reaches over 20 feet high above datum.

Myanmar Academy of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fishery Sciences holds 8th Annual General Meeting

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-The Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation organized the 8th Annual General Meeting of Myanmar Academy of Agriculture, Forestry, Livestock and Fishery Sciences at the ministry, here, this morning.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Htay Oo said that productions of the agriculture, forestry and livestock breeding and fishery sectors occupy 42 per cent of GDP.

Myanmar has over 33 million acres of net farmlands out of 44 million acres of cultivable lands. Of them, various kinds of crops including double and mixed cropping are grown on 57 million acres of lands.

Looking forwards to penetrating into the world market, Myanmar has adopted the plan and is undertaking cultivation of quality rice and paddy, beans and pulses and long staple cotton Ngwechi-6.

Arrangements are being made to boost production of quality and high yield crops in addition to extending the sown acreage in the agriculture sector.

Moreover, the organic cultivation system is reliable for food safety and environmental conservation. The Nano technology can improve gene, use inputs and fertilizer and detect pests and it can be used in livestock breeding and veterinary and systematic packaging system.

The Ministry of Forestry is carrying out conservation of forest reserves, establishment of national parks, wildlife parks and forest management for protection for depletion of bio-diversity. He urged those present to study developing technology and conducting research on deforestation and improving ecosystem.

In the livestock breeding sector, it is necessary to emphasize production of quality pedigrees, development of livestock breeding technology and conservation of marine resources. He stressed the need for the local farmers to carry out livestock breeding tasks on a manageable scale. Modern technology is to be provided to the local farmers to be able to undertake livestock breeding tasks on a commercial scale.

In conclusion, the minister urged the scholars of the academy to strive for enhancing science and technology, developing human resources and utilizing their expertise so as to serve the national interest.

The 8th Annual General Meeting followed at the hall of the ministry, with an address by President of the academy Dr Myint Thein.

The paper-reading sessions were held at the designated places in Nay Pyi Taw Yezin.

The paper-reading sessions will continue at the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation tomorrow.

In the evening, the Ministry of Forestry hosted a dinner to the scholars at the hall of University of Forestry in Nay Pyi Taw Yezin.

Appointment of Japanese Ambassador agreed on

NAY PYI TAW, 21 Aug-The Government of the Union of Myanmar has agreed to the appointment of Mr. Takashi Saito as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Union of Myanmar.

Mr. Takashi Saito was born on 12 April 1949. He graduated from Tokyo University in March 1974.

He joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan in April 1974 and served in various capacities at the Ministry up to 1992. He had also served in various capacities at the Japanese Embassies in France, Germany, Thailand, Canada and Consulate-General in Hong Kong from 1992 to 2002. He served as Executive Director of the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) from 2004 to 2006. Since December 2006, he has been serving as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to Senegal.

Mr. Takashi Saito is married and has two daughters.

Second draft of Myanmar human rights report discussed

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-The 14th coordination meeting for compilation of Human Rights of Myanmar was held at the hall of General Administration Department (Head Office) under the Ministry of Home Affairs, here, yesterday afternoon.

In his address, Member of Myanmar Committee of the Human Rights Deputy Attorney-General Dr Tun Shin said that according to the regular assessment on human rights of the global
countries, today’s meeting was to review the second draft on Human Rights of Myanmar compiled by Myanmar Human Rights Report Compilation Work Committee to be submitted to UN Human Rights Council. If it is complete, the second draft will be submitted to the Myanmar Human Right Report Compilation Work Committee.

Those present discussed the second draft report.

Later, the meeting came to an end with the concluding remarks by Deputy Attorney-General Dr Tun Shin. 

Researches done on fine arts

NAY PYI TAW, 20 Aug-Ministry of Culture organized a paper reading session on fine arts at the ministry here this afternoon, with an address by Vice- Chairman of Myanmar National Culture Committee Minister for Culture U Khin Aung Myint.

Resource persons read out papers on Myanmar puppets, Myanmar orchestra, dances of Myanma traditional plays and plot creation and answered quires raised by those present.

The minister assessed the papers. Also present were Members of Myanmar Language Commission U Myint Kyi and Dr Khin Aye (Maung Khin Min- Danubyu), Member of Myanmar Historical Commission U Chit San Win, puppeteer U Ye Dwe of Myanma Thabin Asiayon, directors-general from Ministry of Culture, rectors, guests from ministries, researchers and enthusiasts.

Secretary of Kayah State Election Subcommission inspects sites for polling stations

YANGON, 20 Aug-Secretary U Khin Maung Yi of Kayah State Election Subcommission together with the chairman and members of Loikaw Township Election Subcommission and members of Ward/Village Election Subcommissions, polling booth officers, deputy polling booth officers and members of polling stations today inspected the sites for construction of polling stations and sample polling stations in Naungya (A) Ward, Naungya (B) Ward and DawUkhu Ward in Loikaw Township.

Lifestyle & Car Expo-2010 commences

YANGON, 20 Aug-The Lifestyle & Car Expo- 2010 was opened at the Tatmadaw Convention Centre on U Wisara Road, here, this morning.

Managing Director Daw Nan Hsu Yati Soe of Milky Way International Co Ltd, main sponsor Managing Director U Myo Ko Ko of Shine Construction and responsible persons formally opened the expo.

The expo display the housing showroom and designs of Shine Construction Materials Co Ltd, furniture, new mobile phones and accessories of Coffer and E-Lite, computer and advanced GPS systems of Lucky Birds Co Ltd (True Value), advanced saves and office and housing furniture of Leeco, fibre technology of Fibre Tech, furniture of Universal Furniture, clothes dryers and other machines of Three Friends Trading, fuel and lubricants of Alpha, sprayings of TWGS, engine oil, watercooler and waterheater, regulator and vehicles of various companies.

Milky Way International Co Ltd will organize the lucky draw programme for 24-inch LCD TV. The expo will be put on display from 9 am to 6 pm. Admission is free.

Shine sells apartments, tiles, lifts at Lifestyle and Car Expo

YANGON, 20 Aug- Shine Group of Companies participates in the Lifestyle and Car Expo 2010 at the Tatmadaw Convention Centre on U Wisara Road, here, up to 23 August.

Shine Group of Companies sells apartments at K 600,000 per month through installment system. Vietnam- made Viglacera brand tiles are also sold at the expo. The group of companies as sole agent distributes Helco Korea lift.

The ground floor apartments located in downtown Yangon are put on sales at reasonable prices for entrepreneurs and banking entrepreneurs.

For more information, contact No. 29 on the ground floor on Gyobyu Street at Gyobyu Condo, Mingala Taungnyunt Township, Tel: 01- 385344.

MCPA, MCIA to meet for first time

YANGON, 20 Aug-Myanmar Computer Professionals Association and Myanmar Computer Industrialists Association organize first plenary meeting at Myanmar Info-Tech in Hline University Campus here on 28 August.

Executives of MCPA, MCIA, MDs and personnel from IT companies, IT technicians, members of MCPA, students, and those wishing to join IT industry are invited to attend the meeting focusing on bridging the gap between industry and professionals.

It also includes job offer and scholarship grants.

Those interested may register at MCPA, Room-4, Building-4, Myanmar Info-Tech, Ph: 01-652276 and MCIA, Room-203, First Floor, Main Building, Ph: 01652238 by 25 August.

Cash donated to funds for dredging lake in Thakayta Tsp

YANGON, 20 Aug-A ceremony to donate cash to the funds for dredging Mingala Lake in West Ward 6 of Thakayta Township was held at the office of Township Development Affairs Committee on 17 August.

Patron of the lake dredging committee U Aung Kyaw Nyunt, Secretary U Aung Aung and Treasurer U Thet Tin accepted K 100,000 donated by Daw Win Kyi (Deputy Director (Rtd) of Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise and her younger brother U Hoke Thein.) Those wishing to donate cash to the funds may contact Thakayta Township DAC, Tel: 556857.

7th CAEXPO, an opportunity to seek new markets

YANGON, 20 Aug-The 7th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO) will be held in Nanning City, Guanxi Province, the People’s Republic of China from 20 to 24 October.

Brother associations of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, businessmen from industrial zones and entrepreneurs interested may contact Trade Fair Committee of the UMFCCI at No. 29, Minyekyawswar Street, Lanmadaw Township here, Ph: 214344, 214345, 214346, 214347, 214348 and 214349 by 7 September.


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