10th May 2012
Tailai (Red Shan) Nationalities Development Party granted for registration
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May The Union Election Commission has announced today by Notification No 9 26/2012 that, Tailai (Red Shan) Nationalities Development Party (TNDP), headquartered at Mahamyaing (1) Ward of MahaAungMyay Township in Mandalay Region, has been allowed to register as a political party from today, in accord with Section 9 of Political Parties Registration Law.
The registration number of TNDP is 53, it is learnt. MNA
Union Minister U Kyaw Hsan receives MD of Ntegrator Co of Singapore
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May Union Minister for Information and Culture U Kyaw Hsan met a delegation led by Managing Director Mr Jimmy Chang of Ntegrator Co of Singapore, here, today. They cordially discussed opportunities for modernizing TV broadcasting technology of Myanmar.
Present at the call were Deputy Minister for Information U Soe Win, Director-General U Thein Aung of Myanma Radio and Television, Director-General U Ye Htut of Information and Public Relations Department, Managing Director U Ye Tint of Printing and Publishing Enterprise, Managing Director U Zaw Min Oo of News and Periodicals Enterprise and officials.MNA
Work Committee for Drawing Farmland Bylaws (Draft) and Virgin and Fallow Land Management Bylaws (Draft) meets
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May The first coordination meeting of the Work Committee for Drawing Farmland Bylaws (Draft) and Virgin and Fallow Land Management Bylaws (Draft) was held at the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation here this afternoon with an address by Union Minister for Agricultue and Irrigation U Myint Hlaing.
In his address, he said that farmland laws and virgin and fallow land management laws, were signed and approved by the President on 30 March 2012, one year after the new government took office. He added that the laws have been formulated by legal experts and were discussed time and again at Hluttaws. The already-approved farmland laws cover 13 chapters and 43 sections while the virgin and fallow land management laws cover 10 chapters and 34 sections.
To draw and approve bylaws and procedures of the laws, they were submitted to the President Office, and a 16 member committee including the Deputy Minister (Agriculture) as chairman and the Deputy Minister (Irrigation) as vice-chairman was formed and assigned duties under the President Office’s letter dated 2-5-2012.
This first meeting is aimed at drawing and approving bylaws and procedures of the laws capable of serving the national interest practically, he said and added that the bylaws and procedures should be not only in conformity with the State constitution but also in consistent with the mother law. And under the provision of section 248, chapter 5 of the State constitution, the region/ state governments, on behalf of the President and Union government, are to exercise the laws practically putting the interest of the people in the fore.
The minister also urged those present to strictly enact the land use right so as to practically exercise the bylaws and settle farmland disputes, and called on them to make earnest efforts to be able to put the final touches of the laws not later than 31 May 2012.
Also present at the meeting were Deputy Ministers U Ohn Than and U Khin Zaw, directors-general of the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, and officials from the Ministry of Livestock and Fisheries, the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry, the Ministry of Mines, the Central Bank of the Union of Myanmar (Banking Scrutiny Department) and the General Administration Department. MNA
Informal advanced meeting on green economy, green development held
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May Organized by the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry and Green Economy Green Group, an informal advanced meeting on green economy and green development was held between departmental officials and high-ranking officials from ADB and Green Economy Green Group, here this morning.
It was attended by Union Minister for Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun, Research Professor and Director International Programmes of Advanced Energy Centre of Stony Brook University of America and Leading Patron of Green Economy Green Group Dr Nay Tun and members, ADB Director-General Mr Kunio Senga and high-ranking officials, senior officials of related departments and guests.
Speaking on the occasion, the Union Minister said the path to green development is a new policy that focuses on sustainable development and poverty alleviation. He urged the participants to focus on technical methods and on successful implementation of the tasks for green economy and green development.
Next, Dr Nay Tun underscored the importance of green economy, sustainable development and mitigation vs development and win-win cooperation.
The ADB director-general explained measures being taken to render assistance to Myanmar for its development and prospects for long-term cooperation. Then a general round of discussion followed. MNA
Union Energy Minister meets Polish FM, Hong Kong guests
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May Union Minister for Energy U Than Htay and the visiting Polish Foreign Minister Mr Radoslaw Sikorski and party held talks over opportunities for bilateral cooperation in the energy sector in Myanmar, here yesterday.
Mr Sikorski explained matters on energy and mining sectors in Poland. Members of the Polish delegation offered investment in Myanmar, machinery and technical services and providing training.
Union Minister U Than Htay welcomed investment and technical assistance from Poland and said buying machinery and hiring technical services would be through tender system.
Similarly, the Union Minister received a delegation led by Mr Tony Shale, Chief Executive Officer of Euro-money Institutional Investor Limited of Hong Kong. They discussed opportunities for investment in the energy sector in Myanmar.MNA
Myanmar-Poland economic seminar held
YANGON, 10 May Jointly organized by the Republic of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Poland, the Myanmar-Poland economic seminar was held at the federation, here, this morning.
Chief Minister of Yangon Region U Myint Swe, Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Radoslaw Sikorski of Poland and Vice-President of UMFCCI U Zaw Min Win delivered addresses. Chairman of Myanmar Geosciences Association U Soe Myint and AGH University of Science & Technology of Poland Dr Michal Krobicki signed the MoU.
This afternoon, the Polish Foreign Affairs Minister and party donated furnishings under the Polish Development Cooperation Initiative Programme to four self-reliant monastic education schools in Kamayut and Hline townships here. The Polish FM, Yangon Region Social Affairs Minister Dr Myint Thein, Polish Ambassador to Myanmar Dr Jerzy Bayer and officials attended the donation ceremony.
The donation included 15 sets of chairs and desks, 40 tables and benches, 24 bins, four big bookshelves and four small bookshelves, 12 ceiling fans, two 150- gallon steel water tanks, two water filters, and 12 whiteboards to the schools. -- MNA
Union EP-2 Minister meets ADB Director-General
NAY PYI TAW, 10 MayUnion Minister for Electric Power No.2 U Khin Maung Soe received the visiting Director-General of Asia Development Bank Mr Kunio Senga and party at his office, this afternoon.
They discussed matters related to the repairing and upgrading of the power supply system of Yangon, fulfilling of increased electricity consumption by building gas-fired power plant and coal-fired power plant, ADB’s feasibility study on constructing 500-KV power line for Myanmar’s power supply system and continued plans for ADB’s assistance on other projects. -- MNA
Union Health Minister meets Global Women’s Affairs Ambassador
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May Union Minister for Health Dr Pe Thet Khin met a delegation led by Global Women’s Affairs Ambassador Melanne Verveer, here on 8 May.
They discussed matters on cooperation in maternal and child health care services, promotion for reproductive health care services and human resources development for the health sector. MNA
Union Finance and Revenue Minister meets foreign guests
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May Union Minister for Finance and Revenue U Hla Tun received Mr. Tony Shale, Chief Executive Officer (Asia) of Euro-money Institutional Investor PLC, and party, yesterday.
They discussed matters on conducting workshops and trainings for development of the monetary sector in Myanmar and technical assistance from Euromoney Instituational Investor PLC and development of a bond market in Myanmar.
Similarly, the Union Minister held talks with Mr. M Wahidul Haque, Chairman of AB Bank Ltd of Bangladesh and party yesterday over development of the monetary sector between Myanmar and Bangladesh and cooperation, matters related to border trade and further cooperation between banks of the two countries.
The Union Minister also held a meeting with member of the House of Lords of Britain Mr. Lord Waverley, yesterday. They discussed matters of suspension of sanctions imposed by the US and European Union, technical assistance for tax reforms and cooperation between the two countries. -- MNA
Union Minister meets Qatar Airways officials
NAY PYI TAW, 10 May Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism and Sports U Tint Hsan met Senior Vice-President Mr Robert Yang of East Asia and South West Pacific Qatar Airways, Country Manager Mr Joegendra Charies Rajadurai of Myanmar, Cambodia and Thailand and party, here this morning.
The meeting focused on Doha-Yangon-Yangon flights to be flown by a A-319 and A-320 planes of Qatar Airways thrice a week as of 3 October this year and daily starting 25 days later and extension of a B-777 plane with increased demand.
The Union Minister welcomed the launching of the flights, saying his ministry is aiming the development of Myanmar’s tourism sector and suggesting Qatar Airways to arrange direct flights to Ngapali (Thandwe), Heho and Bagan. -- MNA
Chartered planes of Myanma Airways available
YANGON, 10 May For the convenience of tourists coming to Myanmar and domestic businessmen and passengers, Myanma Airways of Transport Ministry is providing services for chartered airplanes in addition to its regular flight schedules. New BEECH-1900 D airplanes are available for charter.
The planes available to charter are Fokker-28s, ATRs, MA- 60s and BEECH Crafts. MNA
Dy Construction Minister meets Team Leader of JICA
NAY PYI TAW, 10 MayDeputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Lwin met Team Leader Mr Isamu Gunji of Japanese International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and party here, yesterday.
They discussed on reviewing work result of Bridge Engineering Training Center Project jointly cooperated by JICA and Public Works and plans to build roads and bridges based on work result by JICA and Public Works.MNA
CBM Governor meets World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region Director
NAY PYI TAW, 10 MayGovernor of Central Bank of Myanmar under Ministry of Finance and Revenue U Than Nyein met East Asian and Pacific Region Director Mr Tunc Tahsin Uyanik of World Bank and party, this afternoon.
The meeting, also attended by the vice-governor and division heads of the CBM, focused on help for economic and monetary development in Myanmar. -- MNA
Dy Home Affairs Minister meets De La Rue Director
NAY PYI TAW, 10 MayChairman of Committee for Issuance of Myanmar Passport Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Brig-Gen Kyaw Zan Myint met Director of Sales, Solutions Mr Keith Thomoson of UK-based De La Rue Company and party, here this morning.
They discussed matters related to security of passport and cash. -- MNA
362,165 GSMs, WCDMAs installed across the country
YANGON, 10 May With the installation of GSM, WCDMA telephone project, a total of 362,165 lines of telephones have so far been installed in regions, said Myanmar Posts and Telecommunications.
With regard to mobile phone Internet service, installation fees for GSM 2.75G (EDGE) was set for 10,000 kyat and 4 kyat per minute in the past. At present, charge of Internet installation is set for 10,000 kyat and 2 kyat per minute for application. Charge of Internet at WCDMA (3G) is still 10,000 kyat and 4 kyat per minute up to now. Installation charge of Internet at CDMA 800 (EVDO) was reduced from 30,000 kyat and 4 kyat per minute to 10,000 kyat and 4 kyat per minute for application.Kyemon newspaper