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Tuesday, 24 May  2011 THE MYANMAR TIMES

President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of Laotian Ambassador

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Mr Nilahath SAYARATH, the newly-accredited Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar presented his credentials to U Thein Sein, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, at the hall of President Office here at 10 am today.

Also present on the occasion together with President U Thein Sein were Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister at the President Office U Thein Nyunt and Director- General U Kyaw Kyaw of the Protocol Department.

President U Thein Sein accepts credentials of French Ambassador

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Mr Thierry MATHOU, the newlyaccredited Ambassador of the French Republic to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar presented his credentials to U Thein Sein, Presi-dent of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, at the hall of President Office here at 10.30 am today.

Also present on the occasion together with President U Thein Sein were Union Minister for Foreign Affairs U Wunna Maung Lwin, Union Minister at the President Office U Thein Nyunt and Director- General U Kyaw Kyaw of the Protocol Department.

Pyithu Hluttaw/Amyotha Hluttaw Committees members, Region/State Hluttaw speakers discuss Hluttaw procedures

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May - Members of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw Committees and Speakers of Region/State Hluttaws met to discuss Hluttaw procedures at Hluttaw Hall here at 9 am this morning.

The meeting was attended by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann, Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint, Pyithu Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Nanda Kyaw Swar, Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Mya Nyein, members of Bill Committees, Public Accounts Committees, Rights Committees and Government’s Guarantees, Pledges and Undertakings Vetting Committees of Pyithu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw and speakers of Region/State Hluttaws.

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker U Khin Aung Myint and Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker Thura U Shwe Mann gave speeches on Hluttaw procedures.

Those present held discussions on Hluttaw procedures. The first-day meeting was concluded at 3.25 pm.

IDADACIT marked with painting, cartoon, poster contests

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-The 14th Ayeyawady Region Level Painting, Cartoon and Poster Contests to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse Control and Illicit Trafficking took place at Mya Shwe Wah Hall in Myaungmya on 14 May.

Fifty-four students from primary, middle and high schools from the district contended for prizes. Commander of Myaungmya District Myanmar Police Force Police Major Nyi Nyi, district level departmental officials, and officials from the Myanmar Police Force supervised the contests.

No (1) Oil Refinery (Thanlyin) being upgraded

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Union Minister for Energy U Than Htay made company by Yangon Region Electric, Energy, Industrial and Construction Minister U Kyaw Soe on 21 May inspected No (1) Oil Refinery (Thanlyin).

Yesterday morning, the Union minister inspected the off-shore oil field base (Thakayta) of the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise which is the only one of its kind in Myanmar run with joint venture by the Ministry of Energy and oil companies.

Union Education Minister receives Israeli guests

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May - Union Minister for Education Dr Mya Aye received Ramat Negev Mayor Mr Shmuel Rifman of Israel, Israeli Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Yaron Mayer and party at the ministry this afternoon.

They discussed educational affairs of the two nations.

Union Minister meets ICRC Representative

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Union Minister at the President Office U Soe Maung received Representative of the International Red Cross Committee Office Mr Georges Paclisanu at the Union Government Office here this afternoon.

They held talks about matters for continued cooperation of ICRC and Myanmar in artificial limbs, boosting cooperation in the water supply and water purifying system, and continued mutual cooperation in the sectors in which the two sides can work together in future.

Also present at the call were Deputy Director- General at the President Office U Zaw Win and officials.-

Union Defence Minister arrives back from Indonesia

YANGON, 23 May-The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Defence Maj-Gen Hla Min arrived back here by air yesterday afternoon after attending the 5th ASEAN Defence Ministers Meeting held in Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia, at the invitation of the Indonesian Defence Ministry.

Yangon Region Chief Minister receives Chinese Ambassador

YANGON, 23 May - Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe received Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Mr Li Junhua at Yangon Region Government Office at 3 pm today.

Union Transport Minister receives Indian Ambassador

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May - Union Minister for Transport U Nyan Tun Aung received Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Dr Villur Sundararajan Seshadri at the ministry here this morning.

They held discussion on boosting water and air transport between the two countries and multi-development of Ayeyawady, Chindwin and Kaladan rivers.

KIA militiaman arrested with explosives in Myitkyina

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-A military column combed a farm hut, about five miles southeast of Yuzana Myaing Village, Myitkyina Township, Kachin State, on 21 May morning and arrested U Zaw Aung, 56, a militiaman of KIA of Naing Kalu Village in Myitkyina Township along with explosive devices such as 30 plastic mines made of PPC pipes measuring 4 inches in length and 2 inches in diameter, a roll of 110 feet long wires and five switches.

Authorities concerned will continue to take further action against the captive.

Banks Supervisory Committee, Myanmar Banks Association meet

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-The 128th meeting of the Banks Supervisory Committee and Executive Committee of the Myanmar Banks Association under the Ministry of Finance and Revenue took place at the Ministry of Finance and Revenue here this morning.

Union Minister U Hla Tun in his speech called for adaptation of projects designed for sustainable progress in the financial sector, improving capacity of staff, and effective use of information and communication technology.

Trees grown for greening Bawditahtaung region

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Tree-planting ceremony for greening Bawditahtaung, jointly organized by Forest Department of Sagaing Region and Dry Zone Greening Department, was held at Bawditahtaung region in Monywa Township yesterday. Chief Minister of Sagaing Region U Tha Aye grew a Gangaw sapling and enjoyed the tree-planting of departmental staff and members of social organizations.

The Chief Minister inspected environs of Bawditahtaung and inflow of water to Bawditahtaung Dam and nurseries.

He attended the coordination meetings of Region High Court and District/Township Judges, Region/ District/Township Law Officers and Region/ District/Township Auditors.

Dy Construction Minister inspects road, bridge work in Toungoo District

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May- Deputy Minister for Construction U Soe Tint on 21 May held a meeting with staff at the Public Works office in Toungoo District, and viewed Toungoo-Thandaunggyi Road.

After meeting staff at the Engineer’s office of Thandaung Township and at Htantabin Township Engineer’s office, he inspected Htantabin-Toungoo Road.

New basic diplomatic course opened

YANGON, 23 May- The Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched the certificate course on basic diplomatic skills (26/2011) at Wunzinminyazar Hall of the ministry here at 10 am today, with an opening address by Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Myo Myint.

The 12-week course is being taken by a total of 210 trainees.

KNU extorts money, takes bus drivers and conductors hostage on Ye-Thanphyuzayat Road in Mon State

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May - KNU insurgents fired on and stopped five passenger buses en route from Ye on Ye-Thanbyuzayat Road between Kanikamauk and Lainmawchan villages in Ye township, Mon State at about 9 am today, taking the drivers and conductors hostage.

The incident is that some 30 KNU insurgents fired on the front wheel of a Shwe Myinpyan passenger bus out of the five air-conditioned buses from Shwe Myinpyan, Shwe Wal Kadana, Shwe Wah Phu, Kyezin Hein and Yazar Min bus lines, stopped them and extorted money. They extorted K 1 million each for Dawei-Yangon bus a year and K 300,000 for a Dawei-Mawlamyine bus a year. Out of six people who were captured, four managed to flee and only two remained. A military column is in hot pursuit of the escaped insurgents.

The entire national people abhor the KNU insurgents, who stick to their subversive acts to extorted money, rice and provisions from innocent people, it is learnt.

RUMFCCI President receives foreign guests

YANGON, 23 May - President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry U Win Aung received Resident Representative Mr Carlos Velos of World Food Programme at RUMFCCI Office here on 16 May.

They held discussions on purchasing agricultural produce of Myanmar through tender system, smooth and low-cost transportation of commodity and conducting workshops and courses for marketing agricultural produce.

Similarly, he received President Mr Manabu Takeuchi of the Japanese Chamber of Commerce, Yangon (JCCY) and Secretary and Managing Director Mr Toshihiro Mizutani JETRO
(Yangon) in the afternoon. They discussed investment and cooperation in furniture and garment industries.

Talk on fishery resources conservation given in Myaungmya

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Talk on conservation of fishery resources was held at Fishery Department in Myaungmya District, Ayeyawady Region on 20 May.

The aim is to disseminate knowledge on fishery resources conservation in line with instructions by Fishery Department under the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries. A total of 70 from Myaungmya Township attended the talks.

Deputy Defence Services Commander-in-Chief welcomes Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Lt- Gen Soe Win welcomed Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army General MD Abdul Mubeen, ndc, psc at the welcoming reception at Zeyathiri Beikman here this morning.

On arrival at Zeyathiri Beikman in a motorcade, the Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army received a warmly welcome from the Deputy Commanderin- Chief of Defence Services.

Taking position on the dais, the two generals took the salute from the Guard of Honours. They inspected the Guard of Honours.

The Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army presented his members to the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services.

The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services also presented Lt-Gen Hla Htay Win of the Ministry of Defence and senior military officers to the Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army.

Hline River-crossing Hlinethaya- Ahlon power grid under construction

YANGON, 23 May- Union Minister for Electric Power No.2 U Khin Maung Soe inspected Ahlon Township, here on 21 May morning.

During his inspection tour, he looked into progress of switch yard construction site and use of turbines in the control room and supply of power at Ahlon Main Power Station, as well as project of Hlinethaya- Ahlon power grid (KV 230) crossing Hline River, R.C.S.2 tower of Ahlon side and R.C.S.1 of Khanaungto side.

The Union Minister held a meeting with Chairman of Yangon City Electric Supply Board and heads of the department, District Administrators, District level Engineers and officials concerned at the meeting hall of YCESB.

At the meeting, he instructed them to make necessary preparation to run turbines in four main power stations in Yangon Region at full capacity and to serve dutifully.

Environmental Conservation Committee meets NGOs

YANGON, 23 May-Chairman of the Committee for Environmental Conservation Union Minister for Forestry U Win Tun held a meeting with NGOs at the International Business Centre here this morning.

In his address, the minister said that the meeting is aimed at helping conserve the environment with experiences of NGOs in various sectors and advice from literati. Myanmar has adopted policies on environmental conservation since 1994 along with programmes not to sacrifice the environment in implementing nation-building tasks, he said, adding that the nation is working in cooperation with the international community as well as with the eight work groups in ASEAN in conserving the environment.

He said that the Committee for Environment Conservation was reconstituted with 21 ministers, deputy ministers and directors-generals from related ministries. Only when the committee mobilizes the participation of NGOs, periodicals and multi stakeholders, will it have its mission accomplished, he noted. He said that the committee welcomes any positive advice and suggestions on environmental conservation tasks to be carried out at the national level.

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Myint Swe in his report said that afforestation plans are implemented yearly around the region for sustainable development of the woodlands.

The minister made concluding remarks, following a general round of discussions by the attendees.

Deputy C-in-C of Defence Services meets Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May-Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Lt-Gen Soe Win received a delegation led by Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army General MD Abdul Mubeen, ndc, psc, at Zeyathiri Beikman in Nay Pyi Taw this morning.

Also present at the call together with the Deputy Commander-in- Chief of Defence Services were Lt-Gen Hla Htay Win of the Ministry of Defence and senior military officers. The Bangladeshi delegation was accompanied by the military attaché from Bangladesh Embassy.

Union S&T Minister receives Indian Ambassador

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May - Union Minister for Science and Technology U Aye Myint received Indian Ambassador to Myanmar Dr Villur Sundararajan Seshadri at the ministry here this afternoon.

They discussed matters related to mutual cooperation in science and technology sector.

MTF President’s Cup Tennis Tourney

YANGON, 23 May-The prizegiving ceremony for the Myanmar Tennis Federation President’s Trophy Tennis Tournament took place following finals at Theinbyu Tennis Court in Mingala Taungnyunt Township, here, yesterday.

MTF President U Aung Maw Thein, General Secretary of the Myanmar Olympic Committee Director-General of the Sports and Physical Education Department U Thaung Htaik, and Patron of MTF U Aung Thein Lin presented prizes to individual winners.

In the men’s team event, first prize went to Excellent Unity, second prize, to Modern Myanmar, and third prizes, to Defence Ministry and YCDC.

University, training schools, hospitals in Magway inspected

NAY PYI TAW, 23 May – Deputy Minister for Health Dr Myat Myat Ohn Khin on 21 May visited Public Health University (Magway), Magway University of Medicine, 300-bed Teaching Hospital, the office of the head of Magway Region Traditional Medicine Department, Magway Nursing and Midwifery Training School, People’s Hospital (Magway) and Minbu People’s Hospital in Magway Region.

During her visit, the deputy minister spoke on the need for doctors, physicians and nurses to try to win the trust and reliance of the people.

Yesterday, the deputy minister attended the 10th anniversary of Magway University of Medicine.


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