Monday, 25 January  2010 THE MYANMAR TIMES

Choose publications capable of equipping the
people with right thoughts while striving for
national development through literary might
Lt-Gen Myint Swe attends 4th Tun Foundation (2009)
Literary Award presentation ceremony

YANGON, 24 Jan- Lt-Gen Myint Swe of the Ministry of Defence this morning attended the 4th Tun Foundation (2009) Literary Award presentation ceremony at the building of Myanmar Banks Association in Yankin Township. Speaking on the occasion, Lt- Gen Myint Swe stressed the need to choose publications capable of equipping the people with right thoughts in line with the policy of the State while striving for national development through the literary might, and to continue endeavouring for the emergence of more libraries.

After speaking on the occasion, the Chairman of Tun Foundation read out the report of the literary award selection committee chairman.

A committee member read the brief remarks for Tun Foundation Life-time Literary Award winner writer U Myo Thant (Maung Hsu Shin). Lt-Gen Myint Swe presented prize to Thura U Tun Tin in the biography literature genre.

Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Win Myint presented prize to a family member of award winner Dr Maung Maung Teik in the health and fitness genre.

Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan gave prize to a family member of writer U Myo Thant (Maung Hsu Shin).

The chairman of Myanmar Writers and Journalists Association awarded Taung Khoe in the ancient treatise (in English) genre and U Thaw Kaung in the reference (English) genre.

Next, officials presented prizes to the respective winners. The chairman of the foundation presented gifts to the literary award selection committee.

Later, Lt-Gen Myint Swe, the commander, the minister and the mayor viewed prize winning manuscripts and books.

Lt-Gen Tha Aye looks into developments in Momeik

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Jan-Lt-Gen Tha Aye of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Kachin State Peace and Development Council Commander of Northern Command Maj-Gen Soe Win, met service personnel and their families and gave gifts to them at Momeik station hall on 21 January.

Lt-Gen Tha Aye and party inspected development in the town. In meeting with departmental officials at Momeik town hall, he discussed regional development works.

Lt-Gen Tha Aye then visited 25-bed Momeik hospital. At the project briefing hall, Lt-Gen Tha Aye heard reports on upgrading presented by officials Mandalay-Bhamo Road and gave instructions on the requirements.

Having heard the reports presented by officials of Thabeikkyin Township’s Public Works, Lt-Gen Tha Aye gave instructions on timely completion of the construction tasks to meet the set standards and inspected round the construction site.

On 22 January, Lt-Gen Tha Aye and party looked into water supply and demonstration on farm implements in Singaing Township.

Lt-Gen Tha Aye oversaw water supply to outlet channels at Sunye river water pumping station. At the briefing hall of Dokhtawady (Shwe Hlan Bo) hydropower pumping project, officials reported to Lt-Gen Tha Aye on accomplishment of the project tasks. Lt-Gen Tha Aye gave instructions on requirements of the project.

On arrival at the briefing hall of Myogyi multipurpose dam project, he inspected progress in constructing the embankment, spillway and tunnel.

Having inspected road works between mile post Nos 50/0 and 50/1 of No 2 inter-to-district road of Mandalay Division in a motorcade, Lt-Gen Tha Aye looked into maintenance of Kinta dam approach road in Myittha Township.

Lt-Gen Khin Zaw inspects culture of seaweed in Zadekgyi Island

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Jan - Lt-Gen Khin Zaw of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by Chairman of Taninthayi Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Coastal Region Command Maj- Gen Khin Zaw Oo and officials, inspected the culture and dehydration of seaweed in local battalion of Zadekgyi Island in Kawthoung on 21 January.

He met with officers, other ranks and their families at the hall of the battalion and gave necessary instructions on regional development. An official presented feedstuff and gifts for the family members of Tatmadawmen.

Lt-Gen Khin Zaw also visited Affiliated Basic Education High School of the island. He met with officials and attended to the needs.

Minister inspects upgrading 124-mile and 2-furlong long Pyay-Paukkaung-Toungoo road

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Jan-Minister for Construction Maj-Gen Khin Maung Myint, accompanied by departmental officials left here for Pyay-Paukkaung- Toungoo road upgrading site via Ottwin road of Y a n g o n - M a n d a l a y expressway on 21 January.

On his inspection tour, the minister inspected a 124-mile and 2-furlong long Pyay- Paukkaung-Toungoo road upgraded by 12 road construction groups with the use of heavy machinery.

After the minister had looked into paving gravels on the new alignment and progress in constructing a conduit between mile posts Nos 107/3 and 105/6 of Pyay- Paukkaung-Toungoo road, he gave instructions on timely completion of upgrading tasks meeting the set standards.

O v e r s e e i n g progress in paving gravels on the road between mile post Nos 101/7 and 102/0 and tarring the road between mile post Nos 95/3 and 95/4 by the road construction group-5 and storage of tar containers, the minister gave instructions on requirements.

After the inspection of road works along Pyay- Paukkaung-Toungoo road in a motorcade, the minister heard reports on progress in tarring Pyay-Paukkaung- Toungoo road presented by Chief Engineer U Kyaw Hlaing at Kyetmahnit camp briefing hall.

In response to the reports presented by engineers in-charge of the 12 road construction groups, the minister gave necessary instructions.

Afterwards, the minister inspected paving gravels on the road between mile post Nos 80/ 1 and 80/2 by the special group-2.

Yangon Division sees 2056 village, 657 ward libraries

YANGON, 24 Jan- Yangon Division organized the sixth ceremony to donate buildings, furniture, media equipment, funds and periodicals to self-reliant ward libraries at No (2) Basic Education High School in Sangyoung Township here this afternoon.

Chairman of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Win Myint in his speech clarified the establishment of libraries in 2056 villages and 657 wards in Yangon Division, calling for combined efforts for sustainable development of the libraries.

Minister for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan said that so far 55,755 self-reliant village libraries have been set up across the nation in compliance with the guidance of the Head of State to broaden the horizons of the people; and that, over 30,000 libraries have possessed the five standards of a library, and the rest of the libraries have yet to meet the standards. The commander presented K 92 million to 80 libraries through the minister.

The minister handed over K 2.4 million donated by the Ministry of Information to the 80 libraries through the commander.

Today’s donations to the libraries amounted to K 543.4 million.

Culture related roundtable meeting of CLMV Ministers of Culture and Fine Arts held in Nay Pyi Taw

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Jan- The culture related roundtable meeting of Ministers of Culture and Fine Arts of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV), hosted by Myanmar, took place at Thingaha Hotel, here, this morning.

The meeting was held with the aims of further cementing relationship among CLMV countries, fostering the spirit of good neighbouring countries, enhancing bilateral understanding among them for promotion in cooperation measure, exchanging culture among the countries, promoting cultural preservation and developing tourism industry through cultural integration.
It was attended by Minister for Culture Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint, Minister of Culture and Fine Arts Mr Him Chhem of Cambodia, Minister of Culture and Information Mr Mounkeo
Oraboun of Laos, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Mr Hoang Tuan Anh of Vietnam and senior officials, Director-General U Sann Win of Archaeology, National Museum and Library Department, Director U Aung Latt of Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Director Daw Khin Than Win of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

Minister Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint delivered an address.

At the meeting, Director- General U Sann Win submitted the report on senior official meeting of CLMV held in Bagan on 20 January and the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration 2010 on cultural connectivity among CLMV countries.

The ministers from CLMV countries discussed the reports, preservation of cultural heritage in CLMV countries, prevention against illegal trading cultural heritage through borders, establishment of sister cities among the countries, and promotion of tourism industry.

Minister Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint gave concluding remarks.

Next, the ministers signed the Nay Pyi Taw Declaration 2010 on cultural connectivity among CLMV countries and then they posed for documentary photo. The meeting ended at 11 am. Those CLMV ministers left Nay Pyi Taw for Yangon by air in the afternoon. They were seen off at Nay Pyi Taw Airport by Minister Maj-Gen Khin Aung Myint.

KNPP blasts pylon in Dimawhso Township

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Jan-Pylon No (134) of 230 KVA Grid near Lotarkhu Village in Dimawhso Township, Kayah State, linking Lawpita Hydropower Station and Toungoo was ravaged in a bomb blast by an insurgent group from KNPP around 8 pm yesterday, bringing the power supply to a halt.

Local security forces and the Myanma Electric Power Enterprise are now making repairs to the facility for resumption of power supply.

It was the insurgent group that also destroyed Pylon No (199) on 9 January.

KNU and KNPP resort to all possible ways to disrupt the education, health, social and productivity sectors of the people by committing bomb attacks on power supply facilities.

Now, Tatmadaw columns and local people are working together to expose the offenders.

Than-U-Chauk Dam inaugurated

NAY PYI TAW, 24 Jan-Than-u-chauk Dam constructed by Irrigation D e p a r t m e n t (Maintenance) of Magway Division was inaugurated on 23 January. It was attended by Deputy Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation U Ohn Myint, Chairman of Magway Division Peace and Development Council Col Phone Maw Shwe, personnel of Irrigation Department, departmental officials, and locals.

Than-u-chauk Dam which cost K 430 million is the 46th of its kind in Magway Division. The dam is built by damming up Than-U-Chauk creek in Kyaukhtu Township, Gangaw District. The earthen type facility is 45 feet in height, 1,000 feet in length and its maximum storage capacity is 462.11 acre feet. The dam may benefit 256 acres of highland farm and also contribute to greening of the region.

UP 2 Industry Co Ltd introduces electric elevators

YANGON, 24 Jan-UP 2 Industry Co Ltd introduced its new products and services and signed a joint-venture contract with FUJI ELEVATOR of JS Young Tech Co Ltd at Traders Hotel here this afternoon.

UP 2 Industry Co Ltd introduced Korea-made electric elevators that can function with minimum power consumption. The electric elevators provided with one year warranty and free service are available at UP 2 Industry Co Ltd at No. 168/C, Dhammazedi Road, Bahan Township, here, Ph: 95-1505056, 505057 and 524412, E-mail: up2.

Air Bagan Myanmar Masters 2010 golf tourney to be held

YANGON, 24 Jan-The Air Bagan Myanmar Masters 2010 golf tourney will be held at Punhlaing Golf Club here from 28 to 31 January.

Being the first match of Asian Development Tour, the professional golf tourney is made up of golfers from 29 countries. The Asian Tour is launched with the aim of turning out golfers in the region into highly qualified ones and of promoting the standard of professional golfers in Asia. Altogether about 100 golfers will participate in the tour in which US$ 75,000 will be presented as prizes. The Tile Sponsor of the tour is Air Bagan Ltd and the Presenting Sponsor is International Beverages Trading Co Ltd with the support of Max Myanmar, Punhlaing Golf Club, Hotel Yangon, MGF and MPGA.