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President U Win Myint, accepts Senior General Min Aung Hlaing receives
credentials from Hungarian ambassador Thai counterpart

Vol. V, No. 290, 11 th Waning of Pyatho 1380 ME Thursday, 31 January 2019

Pyithu Hluttaw
agricultural and
livestock exports
THE Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock and Irrigation (MALI)
continues to seek investment,
loans, technology, human re-
sources and infrastructure to
produce value added goods and
to locate foreign markets for
Deputy Minister for MALI
U Hla Kyaw made this comment
during his reply to a proposal
submitted by Daw Cho Cho of
Ottwin constituency at the Py-
ithu Hluttaw yesterday.
Daw Cho Cho urged the
Union government to intro-
duce methods that will assist
the expansion of domestic agri-
culture and livestock businesses
to produce products which meet
international quality standards,
and to export these products to
global markets. MPs have begun
discussing the motion.
The Deputy Minister said
his ministry and departments
are already undertaking ven-
tures to carry out the sugges-
President U Win Myint accepts the credentials of newly-accredited Indian Ambassador Mr. Saurahb Kumar at the Presidential Palace yesterday.  tions mentioned in Daw Cho
Cho’s motion. He added that the
motion supports and energizes

President U Win Myint accepts their work and is appropriate for

U Thant Zin Tun of Dekkh-

credentials from Indian Ambassador inathiri constituency explained

that to bring about the changes
described in the motion, it is
necessary to share technologies
MR. SAURABH KUMAR, the newly-accredited Indian Ambas- Present on the occasion were Union Minister for Inter- with small-scale rice businesses
sador presented his credentials to President U Win Myint, at the national Cooperation U Kyaw Tin and Director-General U in order to improve the nation’s
Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace, Nay Pyi Taw at Thant Sin of the Protocol Department of the Ministry of rice quality in a uniform manner.
10:00 am yesterday. Foreign Affairs.—MNA SEE PAGE-2



2nd Amyotha Ministry of Information Launching ceremony for Myanmar
Hluttaw holds sixth- distributes radios to mushroom cultivation project to Ethnics
day meeting of its villages in Rakhine aid people living with disabilities Culture Fest
11th session State in Ayeyawady Region concludes

Pyithu Hluttaw

Pyithu Hluttaw discusses improving, expanding agricultural and livestock exports

He also said the country
needs to open training courses to
find solutions to contract-based
agricultural businesses, sup-
port rural areas in installing
grain dryers and constructing
warehouses and silos, increase
trips for negotiating trade with
markets selected for pulses,
sesame and oil-yielding crops,
and to establish a brand in that
endeavor. He said Myanmar’s
associations for pulses, sesame U Hla Kyaw. Daw Cho Cho. U Thant Zin Tun. Dr. Tin Aung.
and oil-yielding crops needs to
expand their directives in order uency, U Win Htoo of Namhsan Government has already drawn He further said the Ministry global market.
to ensure different stakeholders constituency, Daw Khin Than up the National Export Strategy of Commerce is taking responsi- The Speaker then asked the
are represented. He added that Nu of Mindon constituency, U (NES) to implement the sugges- bility in acquiring capital invest- member for the opinion, who
Myanmar needs to boost re- Kyaw Myint of Taikkyi constitu- tions found in the motion. He also ments and the required technolo- replied to have the motion ap-
search and development efforts ency, Dr. U Tin Aung of Kyaukse said they are now carrying out a gy. He noted that the central trade proved. The Speaker then asked
to discover high quality and fast constituency, U Yan Lin of Kyai- half-year strategy for developing department collects prospective for the deliberation of the Hluttaw
yielding species of crops. U Thant klat constituency, U Paul Sai of the trade sector by partnering regional products from micro, and the Hluttaw approved the
Zin Tun also made other points Dimawhso constituency, and U with domestic and foreign organ- small and medium enterprises motion.
in support of the motion. Win Htut of Pyapon constituency. izations. He noted that they are across the states and regions The seventh-day meeting of
The motion was then dis- U Hla Kyaw, Deputy Min- encouraging foreign businesses, and sends them to commercial the 11th regular session of the Sec-
cussed between U Myint Oo of ister for Agriculture, Livestock in order to place Myanmar’s top attaches stationed throughout ond Pyithu Hluttaw will convene
Thanatpin constituency, U Kyaw and Irrigation, also responded exports as high-quality products the world, and to trade officials, today. —Aye Aye Thant
Min Hlaing of Ottarathiri constit- to the motion. He said the Union and increase exports. in order to introduce them to the (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

Amyotha Hluttaw

2nd Amyotha Hluttaw holds sixth-day meeting of its 11th session

By Aung Ye Thwin, transfer 10 police personnel from child offenders in juvenile deten-
Lu Maw (MNA) Hpa-an to Myoma Police Station. tion centres” in which the ‘juve-
nile detention centres’ should be
THE sixth-day meeting of the Upgrading the police out- substituted with ‘youth correction
11th session of the Second Amyo- post in Hinthada District, centre’. According to Chapter 7,
tha Hluttaw was held, yesterday, Ayeyawady paragraph 23 of the bill, the legal
in the Amyotha Hluttaw meeting U Htein Win of Ayeyawady marriage age for man and woman
hall in Nay Pyi Taw. Region constituency 4 asked shall be prescribed in line with
if there was a plan to upgrade relevant standing laws and cus-
Proposal to lift travel ban in the police outpost in Thenu Vil- tomary laws.
Putao, Machanbaw, Nagmon, lage, Laymyathnar Township, Tatmadaw representative
Panandin, Khaunglanphu Hinthada District, Ayeyawady Lt-Col Tin Tun Aung suggested
townships Region, in an effort to enforce the an amendment for sub-section
At the meeting, U J Yaw Wu rule of law in the region. Deputy (b), Section 21 of the same bill,
of Kachin State constituency 1 Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.  PHOTO: MNA Minister for Home Affairs Maj- saying that a parent or a guardian
asked the question if there was Gen Aung Thu replied that im- shall inform the relevant depart-
a plan to lift the travel ban issued situation and the policies of the fill in an understaffed workforce plementation process would be ments for birth-registration when
in Putao, Machanbaw, Nagmon, relevant ministries. He said his in Thandaunggyi Township, Kay- carried out to upgrade the police a child is born at the hospital or
Panandin, Khaunglanphu town- ministry was not in a position in State. Regarding this query, outpost in accordance with the maternity ward that is under the
ships, Putao District, Kachin to specially permit home stays, Deputy Minister for Home Af- rules and procedures. Ministry of Health and Sports.
State, and a plan to permit home but permission could be asked fairs Maj-Gen Aung Thu replied Similarly, Deputy Minister Regarding the bill, Dr. Win
stays for the tourists who would from the state chief minister, who that the allotment of funds that Maj-Gen Than Htut replied to Myint Chit of Bago Region con-
make the trekking tours in iso- would act as chairperson of the can make major renovations of queries raised by U Shangaww stituency 8, Daw Shwe Shwe Sein
lated areas, due to the lack of state or regional work committee the Myoma Police Station would of Chin State constituency 2 and Lat of Bago Region constituency
hotels and lodgings in the area. on tourism. be sought from the capital funds U Naing Thiha of Mon State con- 3, Tatmadaw representative Maj
Regarding this query, Union in 2018-2019 FY while asking for stituency 7. Kyaw Phyo Win, Daw Ei Ei Pyone
Minister for Hotels and Tour- Construction of offices, lock- another funds from the capital of Ayeyawady Region constitu-
ism, U Ohn Maung, replied that ups and housing units for po- funds in the 2019-2020 FY, which The Child Rights Bill discus- ency 8 and U Htay Oo of Yangon
although the Ministry of Hotels lice personnel can build one-storey Township sion Region constituency 2 took part
and Tourism has no objection Naw Christun (a) Dr. Arkar Police Station, one housing unit U Htein Win of Ayeyawady in the discussion.
in lifting the travel ban for Moe of Kayin State constituency for Township Police Officer, a Region constituency 4 discussed The seventh-day meeting
Putao, Machanbaw, Nagmon, 7 asked if there was a plan to two-storey house with six com- the proposal for amending the of the 11th session of the Second
Panandin and Khaunglanphu construct office buildings, lock- partments, a two-storey house Child Rights Bill, saying that a Amyotha Hluttaw continues to-
townships, the implementation ups and housing units for the with six compartments in Thand- clause to the bill read like this: “to day.
process should be carried out Myanmar Police Force, and to aung Police Station. Moreover look after the child who is in need (Translated by Win Ko Ko
in conformity with the regional appoint additional police staff to arrangements would be made to of protection (or) to detain the Aung)
31 JANUARY 2019

President U Win Myint

accepts credentials
from Hungarian
MR. SZILVESZTER BUS, the Present on the occasion
newly-accredited Hungarian were Union Minister for Inter-
ambassador presented his cre- national Cooperation U Kyaw
dentials to President U Win Tin and U Thant Sin, Direc-
Myint, in the Credentials Hall tor-General of the Protocol
of the Presidential Palace, Nay Department of the Ministry
Pyi Taw at 10:45 am yesterday. of Foreign Affairs. —MNA

President U Win Myint receives the newly-accredited Hungarian

Ambassador Mr. Szilveszter Bus at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi
Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

Launching ceremony for mushroom cultivation project to aid

people living with disabilities in Ayeyawady Region
A CEREMONY launching the are equally important, express- riod will take one year to facilitate
Home-based Mushroom Cultiva- ing his gratitude to Shwe Min the PLWDs to administer their
tion for Persons with Disabilities Thar Foundation for supporting mushroom cultivation on their
in Ayeyawady Region Project was PLWDs from all avenues. He own. The project will benefit a
held at M Gallery Hotel in Nay expressed his belief that the combined 132 PLWDs and their
Pyi Taw yesterday. The ceremony mushroom cultivation project family members and the 8 mush-
was attended by Union Election organized by the foundation will room farmers residing in the pro-
Commission Chairman U Hla effectively create job opportuni- ject area. He said the project will
Thein and Dr. Win Myat Aye, Un- ties for PLWDs. indirectly benefit about 700 PLWD
ion Minister for Social Welfare, This project is organized by family members as well.
Relief and Resettlement. the Union government, APCD This project will be imple-
Speaking at the ceremony, Foundation and Shwe Min Thar mented in the Ayeyawady Re-
Dr. Win Myat Aye said there are UEC Chairman U Hla Thein and Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye pose Foundation and was initiated gion’s townships of Pathein, Yekyi,
already laws in place that create for a documentary photo together with attendees at the mushroom on 29 May 2018, said the Union Danubyu, and Hinthada. The pro-
opportunities for people living cultivation project for PLWDs launching ceremony in Nay Pyi Minister. He said this project is ject aims to elevate the skills, ca-
with disabilities (PLWDs) and Taw.  PHOTO: MNA a leading example for creating pabilities, expertise, and financial
protects them as well. He said in supporting PLWDs. He said larly supports PLWDs across the job opportunities for PLWDs and management of PLWDs involved.
this aids in stabilizing PLWDs’ support is not limited to monetary country by collecting their names also energizes the Union govern- It also aims to increase PLWDs’
stance and development as part donations as it also encompasses throughout the states and regions ment’s performances. participation in the agricultural
of the broader path to social coex- education, healthcare, and social and conducting initial supportive This project will teach PL- sector and their recognition as a
istence, reconciliation, and peace. aspects and it is equally impor- measures. WDs how to cultivate mushrooms valuable human resource in the
The SWRR Minister said tant to help them gain vocational The Union Minister said sup- as a vocational skill for generating economy. —MNA
everyone needs to give a hand skills. He said his ministry regu- port from external organizations additional income. The project pe- (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

Union Enterprise for Rakhine holds first meeting of the year

THE Union Enterprise for Hu- development in Rakhine State, financial rules and procedures
manitarian Assistance, Reset- the Rakhine State Peace, Stabil- as its accounts would be audit-
tlement and Development in ity and Development Committee, ed by the Office of the Union
Rakhine State-UEHRD held its the Committee for Implementing Auditor-General and an inter-
first meeting for this year at the Recommendations on Rakhine national audit firm, he added.
Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief State and the Committee on Re- The Union minister urged the
and Resettlement in Nay Pyi Taw patriation and Resettlement of meeting participants to explain
yesterday. Displaced People had already about the UEHRD activities to
In his opening remarks at been formed. While working all concerned as part its efforts
the meeting, Union Minister Dr. for development in Rakhine for to get cooperation from the
Win Myat Aye said UEHRD was State with collective strength of people, stakeholders and friendly
Union Minister Dr. Win Myat Aye addresses the UEHRD meeting 1/2019
making efforts for socio economic Myanmar citizen at home and countries.
held in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA
development in Rakhine State, abroad and cooperation of friendly Next, Deputy Minister U
stressing the important linkag- countries and organizations, the Khin Maung Tin, Vice Chairman-2 UEHRD. Afterwards, U Zaw tor U Kyaw Myaing and Deputy
es among 10 Task Forces of the UEHRD needed to continue its of UEHRD, and U Soe Aung, Than Thin, Joint Secretary of Minister for Construction U Kyaw
UEHRD while they were imple- efforts for getting more funds, Secretary of UEHRD, discussed UEHRD, reported on the ground Lin presented on the status of
menting the tasks for develop- said the Union Minister. points that should be taken into situation while U Toe Oung, Advi- work done in their respective ar-
ment in Rakhine State. UEHRD has been spending consideration for international sor to the Chairperson, Informa- eas of responsibility. -- MNA
He added that to work for the its fund in conformity with the relations and operations of the tion and Communications Direc- (Translated by GNLM)

Senior General Min

Aung Hlaing receives
Thai counterpart
COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF of close relations by adopting a spir-
Defence Services Senior Gen- it of kinship, the announcement
eral Min Aung Hlaing received made by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw
the Commander-in-Chief of the on 21 December 2018 to create
Royal Thai Army, General Apirat- opportunities for peace talks in
Kongsompong, at the Zeyathiri the country, cooperation in drug
Beikman guesthouse in Nay Pyi eradication processes, exchang-
Taw yesterday. ing culture, and cooperating in
During the meeting they sports and medical sectors, ac-
cordially discussed the solid re- cording to information released
lations established between the by the Tatmadaw Office of the
defence forces of Myanmar and Commander-in-Chief. —MNA Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets with General Apirat Kongsompong, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal
Thailand, further strengthening of (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo) Thai Army, in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE TATMADAW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

MoHS, UNICEF sign agreement on ‘The Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII)’

UNION Minister for Health and for Health and Sports Dr. Mya
Sports, Dr. Myint Htwe attend- Lay Sein, Deputy Minister for
ed the Signing Ceremony of Planning and Finance U Sett
Agreement between the Min- Aung, senior officials from the
istry of Health and Sports and Ministry of Health and Sports,
the United Nations Children’s WHO representative to Myan-
Fund (UNICEF) on ‘ The Vac- mar, UNICEF Country Repre-
cine Independence Initiative sentative and the concerned
(VII)’, which was held in Nay officials.
Pyi Taw on Monday. Union Minister also met
Union Minister Dr. Myint with CEO of Gavi The Vac-
Htwe and UNICEF Executive cine Alliance, Dr. Seth Berk-
Director Ms. Henrietta H. Fore ley yesterday and discussed
signed the agreement on the in details on Immunization
Vaccine Independence Initiative Program including cold chain
(VII). system strengthening in
Next, Ms. Henrietta H. Fore Myanmar.
expressed words of appreciation Union Minister mentioned
to the Myanmar Government’s that the Ministry of Health and
commitment and increasing Sports appreciated Gavi for giv-
vaccine cost contribution from ing funding support of 123 Mil-
one million US dollar before to lion US dollar in Immunization
seven million US dollar in 2018. System Strengthening for the
She mentioned that UNICEF Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe (Left) and UNICEF Executive Director Ms. Henrietta H. Fore period of 2019 to 2021.
would ensure the international (Right) signs the agreement on the Vaccine Independence Initiative (VII).  PHOTO: MNA He also ensured that the
procurement of vaccines to have Ministry would effectively use
an un-interrupted supply of vac- ventable diseases. for children’s health in Myan- quested UNICEF to support every single dollar that was sup-
cines and technical support for Afterwards, Union Minis- mar. ‘This is very important the nutrition program as a top ported for the health of people.
strengthening of cold chain ter mentioned the words of ap- and a great benefit for children most priority. Finally Union Min- Country-owned, gap-based
system. Ms. Fore also stressed preciation to UNICEF for this in Myanmar especially those ister urged all the stakeholders strategies and new technologies
that the continued collaboration important signing event which lived in remote and undeserved to work collaboratively for the for immunization program were
between the Ministry of Health is very important for long term areas by preventing diseases health and development of My- also discussed at the meeting.—
and Sports and UNICEF would perspective of Myanmar Immu- by immunization’, said Union anmar children. MNA
effectively protect all children nization Program as well as for Minister. The ceremony was at- (Translated by
in Myanmar from vaccine pre- UNICEF’s continuous support Dr. Myint Htwe also re- tended by Deputy Minister Kyaw Zin Tun)

Crack at Taungnawin Dam poses no risk to public safety: authorities

THE Paukkaung Township currently no risk of the dam officials met with people from and said that the current state findings, necessary steps will
authorities apprised local collapsing. U Win Naing, two villages and five wards in of the embankment does not be taken for the maintenance
people of the current state of Bago Region Hluttaw MP, U Paukkaung. pose any threat. The authori- and safety of the dam, said an
the Taungnawin Dam, which Kyaw Htay, Bago Township The crack developed after ties are monitoring the situa- official with the Irrigation De-
developed a crack on its earth- Administrator, U Zaw Oo, the four earthquakes hit Paukkau- tion round the clock, they said. partment.—Than Tun Aung
en embankment after earth- Pyay District Irrigation and ng Township in 2018. A geological assessment is (Paukkaung)
quakes in 2018, and asked res- Water Utilization Manage- The officials discussed the being carried out with the use
idents not to worry as there is ment Department, and other condition of the dam in detail of technology, and based on the (Translated by GNLM)
31 JANUARY 2019

Myanmar Ethnics Culture Fest concludes

MYANMAR Ethnics Culture
Fest concluded yesterday
evening, with the speeches of
Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs
Nai Thet Lwin, Yangon Region
Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein
and Patron of Myanmar Ethnic
Entrepreneurs’ Association
(MEEA) Dr. Aung Tun Thet.
In the conclusion event,
MEEA’s Honorary Patron Nai
Thet Lwin presented the certifi-
cates of honor, and was accepted
by Yangon Region Chief Minister
U Phyo Min Thein, Rakhine Eth-
nic Affairs Minister U Zaw Aye
Maung and Director-General of
Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs, Nai Thet Lwin addresses the closing ceremony of Myanmar Ethnics Culture Fest at Kyaikkasan Sports Grounds in
Sport and Physical Education Yangon yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA
Department, Ministry of Health
and Sports. Chin, Bamar, Mon, Rakhine and (Palaung), Pa-O, Danu, Kokang tary thanked the event organiz- The event successfully con-
Union Minister Nai Thet Shan Ethnic Entrepreneurs’ Self-Administrated zones the ing committee and businessper- cluded, after entertainments by
Lwin then handed over certifi- Associations, and Yangon Chief certificates of honors. sons who supported the event, artists.—MNA
cates of honor to the represent- Minister U Phyo Min Thein pre- Afterwards, MEEA’s Vice and presented them the certif- (Translated by Kyaw Zin
atives of Kachin, Kayah, Kayin, sented representatives of Ta’ang Chairman and General Secre- icates of honor. Tun)

Dr. Than Myint, traders’ body head discuss Serbia’s First Deputy Prime
smooth border trade, commodities exchange Minister and Minister of Foreign
Affairs departs from Yangon
A delegation led by the Republic tegic Studies and Training De-
of Serbia’s First Deputy Prime partment under the Ministry of
Minister and Minister of For- Foreign Affairs, Serbian Ambas-
eign Affairs, Mr. Ivica Dacic, sador Mr. Miodrag Nikolin and
left Yangon yesterday. other officials, at the Yangon
The delegation was seen International Airport.—MNA
off by Daw Kay Thi Soe, the (Translated by Kyaw Zin
Director-General of the Stra- Tun)

Union Minister Dr. Than Myint holds talks with Daw Lwin Lwin Mar, the Chairperson of the Kunlong-Hopan-
Chinshwehaw Traders’ Association, in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

Dr. Than Myint, the Union Min- discussed matters related to ing challenges to border trade,
ister for Commerce, met with laying down rules, regulations, including illegal trading; up-
a delegation led by Daw Lwin and procedures for setting up grading infrastructure, which is
Lwin Mar, the Chairperson of the a commodities exchange for mainly required for border trade;
Kunlong-Hopan-Chinshwehaw agricultural products; making and, ways to promote export of
Traders’ Association, yesterday border trade smooth; coopera- rice, corn, and sugar to China.
Serbia’s First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs,
at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw. tion between the government —MNA (Translated to Kyaw Mr. Ivica Dacic seen off at Yangon International Airport by officials
During the meeting, they and the private sector in solv- Zin Tun) yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

Artists from Mekong-Lancang region exhibit handicraft souvenirs in Mandalay

Artists from six countries of Me- put on display for sale by the lay, presented flower bouquets Saveng Seng Aphay, leader of other respective countries from
kong-Lancang region exhibit- National University of Art and to the youth artists, and group Laos youth artist group, said the event. I’m also very proud of
ed their respective countries’ Culture, Mandalay. photos were taken. his group has put the traditional visiting the beautiful Mandalay
handicraft souvenirs yesterday In the afternoon, the youth To boost the tourism sector clothing, objects, and musical City,” he added.
at Mekong-Lancang Cultural artists performed their respec- of Myanmar, the Directorate of instruments, representing their In the evening, the youth
Exchange Youth Camp being tive countries’ traditional songs, Hotels and Tourism and Myan- country on display. artist group visited Mingun
held at Hotel Shwepyitha in and then they sang the song mar Souvenir Entrepreneurs “We also entertained with Pahtodawgyi in Sagaing and
Mandalay from 27 to 31 January. composed for the Mekong-Lan- Association also participated by our traditional music and danc- enjoyed the neighboring scen-
The artists from the six cang Cultural Exchange Youth opening a co-facilitated shop dis- es. As the six countries are very eries of the Sagaing Hill onboard
countries; Myanmar, China, Camp together. playing the handicraft souvenirs close neighbours, the cultures a ship.—Min Htat Aung (Sub
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Afterwards, Daw Khin Kyi from Myanma ten traditional are very similar too,” he said. Printing House)
Viet Nam; also purchased the Pyar, Rector of National Univer- arts and crafts (Pan sè myo). “We learnt more about tra- (Translated by
Myanma handicraft souvenirs sity of Art and Culture, Manda- Regarding the event, Mr. ditional handicraft products of Kyaw Zin Tun)

Work Coordination
meeting for ASEAN
Economic Community
(AEC) 2025 held
“The fifth National Work Coor- ister for Ministry of Invest-
dination meeting for ASEAN ment and Foreign Economic
Economic Community (AEC) Relations and was attended by
2025” was held on 30 January Deputy Ministers, Permanent
2019, at Ministry of Investment Secretaries and representa-
and Foreign Economic Rela- tives of Ministries concerned
tions in Nay Pyi Taw. with implementation of ASEAN
The meeting was chaired Economic Community 2025. — Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun attends the Work Coordination
by U Thaung Tun, Union Min- MNA meeting for ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) 2025 in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA

ICOE holds separate Ministry of Information distributes

meetings with historian radios to villages in Rakhine State
Dr. Thant Myint-U, MNHRC
MINISTRY of Information hand- The MRTV also has 18 dig- khine language broadcasts
ed over 67,880 radios to the Ra- ital TV channels and there are programmes of Rakhine
khine State Government yester- 17 transmission stations for traditional heritage and devel-
day, so that they may distribute digital TV channels in Rakhine opment.—Myo Myint, Maung
the radios to people living in State. Sein Lwin
remote areas in Rakhine State. The TV channel in Ra- (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)
On behalf of the ministry, U
Myint Htwe, Director-General of
the Myanma Radio and Televi-
sion (MRTV), handed over the
radios to the Rakhine State Min-
ister for Development Affairs, U
Win Myint, at the office of the
Rakhine State Government in
ICOE Chairperson Ambassador Rosario Manalo meets with historian Sittway at 9 am yesterday.
Dr. Thant Myint-U in Yangon yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA At the event, state minister
U Win Myint delivered a speech,
THE Independent Commission delegation led by ICOE Chair- and MRTV Director-General U
of Enquiry (ICOE), established person Ambassador Rosario Myint Htwe explained the con-
as part of the Union Govern- Manalo met with historian Dr. tribution of radios to villages in
ment’s initiative for reconcil- Thant Myint-U in the morning Rakhine State.
iation, peace, stability, and de- and Myanmar National Human The MRTV broadcasts two
velopment in Rakhine State, is Rights Commission Chairman radio programs in Myanmar
holding its sixth meeting from 29 U Win Mra and its members and English and in 17 ethnic
to 31 January at the Sedona Hotel in the afternoon at the Sedona languages, including Rakhine
in Yangon. During the second Hotel.—MNA (Translated by language, from 5 am to 11 pm Over 67,880 radios handed over by Ministry of Information to Rakhine
day of the meeting yesterday, a Kyaw Zin Tun) daily. State Government.  PHOTO MIN HTET

Ethnic youth excursion group continues

tour of Nay Pyi Taw on third day
AN ethnic youth excursion offices with officials from the visited the Pyidaungsu Hlut-
group currently on a visit to Department for Development taw, the Pyithu Hluttaw, and
Nay Pyi Taw from the border of Border Areas and National the Amyotha Hluttaw, where
areas continued their tour of Races. officials showed them around
the city on the third day of their Officials explained the pro- parliamentary buildings.
trip yesterday. cesses involved in news editing Later, the group headed
The group is in Nay Pyi Taw and broadcasting at MRTV and to the Uppatasanti Pagoda to
at the invitation of and under an the National Races Channel pay their respects and donate
arrangement with the Ministry (NRC) to the group, and re- cash.
for Border Affairs. corded traditional dances per- In the evening, they visited
The youth excursion group formed by the youth excursion the Nay Pyi Taw Water Fountain
Ethnic youth excursion group visits Myanma Radio and Television yesterday visited the Myanma group. Garden.—MNA (Translated
(MRTV) station in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA Radio and Television (MRTV) In the afternoon, the group by Kyaw Zin Tun)
31 JANUARY 2019

Vice-Senior General Soe Win receives Thura U Shwe Mann

Royal Thai Army’s Commander-in-Chief receives EU Ambassador
General Apirat Kongsompong
VICE-SENIOR General Soe the Guard of Honour, Vice-Sen- countries, exchanging informa-
Win received the Command- ior General Soe Win and Gen- tion to combat chemicals used
er-in-Chief of the Royal Thai eral Apirat Kongsompong in manufacturing drugs along
Army, General Apirat Kong- inspected the guard, followed the border area, cooperation in
sompong, currently in Nay by the bilateral introduction of combating human trafficking,
Pyi Taw at the invitation of the senior military officers of both security cooperation between
Vice-Senior General, at the sides. the two Tatmadaws and cooper-
Zeyathiri Beikman, Nay Pyi The Vice-Senior General ating in training programmes.
Taw, yesterday afternoon. then held talks with General In the evening, Vice-Senior
Vice-Senior General Soe Apirat Kongsompong at the Soe Win hosted a dinner in hon-
Win, accorded a guard of hon- Zeyathiri Beikman. our of the delegation, according
our, welcomed General Apirat During the meeting, they to news released from the Tat-
Kongsompong in front of the discussed matters relating to madaw Commander-in-Chief
Zeyathiri Beikman. strengthen the long-lasting Office.— MNA (Translated by
After taking the salute of friendship between the two Win Ko Ko Aung)

Thura U Shwe Mann (Right) EU Ambassador Mr. Kristian Schmidt

(Left) in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA

CHAIRMAN of Pyidaungsu exchanged views and openly

Hluttaw’s Legal Affairs and discussed matters related to
Special Cases Assessment the collaboration in Myanmar’s
Commission Thura U Shwe peace processes and coopera-
Mann received Mr. Kristian tion in internal peace process of
Schmidt, Ambassador of the Eu- Myanmar to be rightly under-
ropean Union, yesterday at the stood by the local and foreign
Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi communities.—MNA
Taw. (Translated by Kyaw Zin
During the meeting, they Tun)

Japanese giant enters

Vice-Senior General Soe Win, (Right), meets with the Commander-in-Chief of Royal Thai Army General Apirat
insurance market
Kongsompong in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: COMMANDER IN CHIEF OFFICE With the Insurance Business Co. Ltd, a Thai-based subsidi-
Regulatory Board (IBRB) giv- ary of the Tokio Marine Group,
ing the green light to foreign signed a Marine Cargo Rein-
Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu receives insurance companies entering
the domestic market, the Tokio
surance Agreement with My-
anmar-based Grand Guardian

Malaysian Ambassador Marine Group, a major insur-

ance company from Japan, set
Insurance Public Co. Ltd yes-
terday evening at the Pan Pacific
up shop in Myanmar on Tuesday. Hotel in Yangon.
UNION MINISTER for Agricul- discussed matters related pro- ogy sector, exchange of trainees To participate in the gen- The Tokio Marine Group is
ture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr. moting investment in agricultur- in research and development eral insurance business more an international company that
Aung Thu received Malaysian al, fishery and livestock breeding sectors, cooperation in pests effectively, the Tokio Marine mainly provides general insur-
Ambassador to Myanmar Mr. sectors in accordance with the control sector, win-win cooper- Insurance (Thailand) Public ance cover. —GNLM
Zahairi Baharim at the ministry Memorandum of Understand- ation in investment in perennial
in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. ing-MoU, food production, trad- and industrial crops and export
During the meeting, they ing and cooperation in technol- of fishery products.—MNA Exports of forest products
rise $46 mln in current fiscal
MYANMAR’S exports of forest est products, minerals, man-
products have increased by ufactured goods, and other
US$46 million from the 2017- miscellaneous products.
2018FY to reach $957 million In the 2018-19 FY, the
in the current fiscal year, ac- country has so far earned
cording to data released by the nearly $4.4 billion through the
Ministry of Commerce. export of goods from the seven
Between October and groups.
mid-January in the current Currently, bamboos and
FY, there were no exports of bamboo-based products made
forest products by the public in Myanmar are being chiefly
sector. exported to Bangladesh, Paki-
Myanmar regularly ex- stan, South Korea, and Singa-
ports commodities from seven pore.—Shwe Khine
major groups — agriculture, (Translated by
Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu receives Malaysian Ambassador Mr. Zahairi Baharim in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA animal, aquaculture, and for- Khaing Thanda Lwin)
31 JANUARY 2019

Working together Investors, business tycoons, and magnates share outlook, Republic of the Union of Myanmar
Office of the President

to bring positive ideas at Invest Myanmar Summit off to a great start Order 4/2019
10th Waning of Pyatho, 1380 ME

change for future

(30 January 2019)
The Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 is off to a roaring start in Nay Pyi Taw, offering local and foreign investors opportunities for business and investment through a vestors must also come forward.
single window and one-stop facility, and a platform to interact with each other, obtain information, and exchange ideas one-on-one with the business elite. We need to elevate the local in-
vestors. Such forums should be
Kachin State Minister transferred

generations Interviewed and written

by Maw See and Htet Thu
organized once every six months
or every year so that the intimacy
and closeness could be created
IN accordance with the provisions stated in article 262, Sub-section
(f) of the Constitution of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar
and Section 8 (g) of Region or State Government Law, U Nay Win,
Photo by Shwe Ko Lay and Kachin State Minister for Development Affairs has been transferred

among the leaders and the busi-
WORKING on early life development of children helps nur- Aye Than ness people. I would like to urge as Kachin State Minister for Social Affairs.
ture and develop valuable and important human resources A compilation of interviews to conduct more summits. Sd/ -
of our Union. In other words, it is not wasteful spending; it with investors, business tycoons Win Myint
is, in fact, a strategic investment for the future.” This was and magnates are presented for Daw Khin Aye Win, Managing President
the opening statement of State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi the esteemed readers. Director, STI Myanmar Uni- Republic of the Union of Myanmar
at the High-Level Forum on ‘Realizing Myanmar’s Development versity
Vision for Every Child’ held in Nay Pyi Taw on 28 January. Dr. Maung Maung Lay (Vice At this summit, we have
The future of a country depends on the emphasis placed on President of UMFCCI) Dr. Maung Maung Lay Dr. Aung Tun Thet. U Ye Aung Moe. U Sithu Moe Myint. introduced and presented edu-
the next generation’s overall development. There are national It is not the usual prototype cational services that we have Republic of the Union of Myanmar
strategies in place in Myanmar for working towards the devel- of the past like one way lectures. already registered at the MIC. Office of the President
opment of the children of our country, as an investment in our See eye to eye is going on among STI Myanmar University, former- Order 5/2019
nation’s future. While authorities concerned acknowledge that the sellers and the buyers. Some ly known as STI Education, was
children’s affairs are important foreign and local business peo- founded in Myanmar in early 2006 10th Waning of Pyatho, 1380 ME
to the future of a nation, there ple are holding on “wait and see” with the commitment of providing (30 January 2019)
has been a lack of strategic attitude on the shift and swing academic programs at the under-
. Just like we investment in the area. of the investment and the peace graduate and postgraduate levels. Kachin State Ministers appointed
This is why the State progress of the country. As state It comprises of four major In accordance with the provisions stated in article 262, Sub-section
can shift a Counsellor highlighted five im- economy shifted from socialist Faculties such as the Faculty (f), article 264, sub-section (c) of the Constitution of the Republic
portant factors in her speech system to a new market economic of Business, Faculty of Health of the Union of Myanmar, Section 19 (c), Section 82 (c) of the Union
large rock if we for systematically fulfilling the era, a lot of people just stand by Science, Faculty of Education & Government Law and Section 8 (g), Section 56 (a) of Region or State

work together development needs of every

child in Myanmar, as a mat-
and see what is actually going on.
Political stability is a prerequisite
U Maung Weik Daw Khin Aye Win. U Zaw Lin Aung. U Kyaw Thet Hlaing. Linguistics and Faculty of Engi-
Government Law, the following persons have been appointed as State
Ministers of the State Ministries shown against each of their names.

as a group ter of top priority. Myanmar

unveiled its Early Childhood
and that the government is doing
the best. They stepped ahead only
political, and social matters. For
the economic development of our
For the development of tour-
ism industry, the Ministry of Ho-
cess for the production of natural
gas as we have accomplished the
all the government departments
are ready to offer helping hands
It is one of the top private
education providers in Myanmar
(1) U Kyaw Kyaw Win

Ministry of Agriculture,
Livestock and Irrigation
rather than Care and Development Strat-
egy (ECCD) in December last
after assessing the stability.
Unlike the previous gather-
own country, the political situation
must be fair enough with the rule
tel and Tourism and the Rakhine
State Government are trying the
project in the Ayeyawaddy Re-
gion. We have planned to produce
and the relevant chief ministers
of regions and states are ready
conducting courses in business
and finance, engineering, hu-
(2) U La Sai

Ministr y of Natural
Resources and Environ-
individually, we year. Successful implemen- ings, this Summit 2019 offers an of law in good balance and equilib- best in their cooperation. Invest- natural gas in the next five years. to give concessions as much as man resource management, ed- mental Conservation
tation of the ECCD Strategy exclusive and unique platform rium. Politics and social matters ments are also welcomed at the The project being catego- they could. ucation and English proficiency (3) U Naw Li (a) Za Khaung Kham Yal Ministry of Development
can bring about needs cooperation from each for the buyers and the sellers. are to be taken into consideration agriculture, animal breeding, rized at the offshore Block A - I am of the view that many programs, in collaboration with Affairs
parent, teacher, and relevant On the part of the sellers, they for inviting foreign investors. fisheries, and industrial sectors. 6 is sophisticated, superior and investors are coming in. The international universities and the
great changes department, and ultimately, all showcased about (200) projects It is very much fundamental In the upcoming February 2019, hard scheme as it stands out at year 2019 is much better than the National Management University Sd/ -
the people living in the country. including from the regions and that the incoming investments we have arranged the Rakhine 21st project and the previous pro- previous years, however, we may under the Ministry of Education, Win Myint
for the benefit The State Counsellor also the states. must be in the interest and ad- State Investment Fair at Ngapali jects are listed as 20 projects on have difficulties before us, and we Myanmar. Mainly, we are provid- President
On the part of the buyers, the vantage of the people. Moreover, Bach Resort, where we would this planet. As the project has must address to overcome the ing education in collaboration
of our future
said that in order to create a Republic of the Union of Myanmar
good shift for our country, the experts and the skilled persons they should be in the health and offer business opportunity and been earmarked for five years challenges. The investment is in with the UK.

generations direction of the strategy needs

to be understood and there is
assessed the projects and advised
to their respective investors and
education sectors. Another vital
aspect is to achieve corruption
investment prospects. timeframe, it could be referred
as very fast scheme.
the upsurge and that we need to
organize more forums similar to
At a time when the Basic
Education Law is being enacted
if we all work a need for all stakeholders to
make the push together. The
then contemplate for further talks
direct with the regions and states
free environment, which is im-
pediment to the investors. All the
U Sithu Moe Myint, Execu-
tive Director and Country
For the successful implemen-
tation, we need to establish off-
this summit 2019.
The State Counsellor, the un-
along with the by-laws, rules and
regulations, then we have planned
Our Kanbawza Bank is pre-
senting KBZ Pay at this summit,
stability of the sectors in political,
economy, and economic principles
together. implementation of work pro-
cesses and time frames need
chief ministers, if they are desir-
ous to do business. The officials
government departments must
move fast in their office function-
Manager MPRL E & P Group
of Companies
shore logistic station as we have
had to rely on the stations owned
ions ministers, the prime minis-
ters have invited the local and
to establish a top notch quality pri-
vate university on a par with the
which provides (100) per cent
financial service. KBZ Bank
which is being truly encouraged
by the government.
to be systematic. Sector-wise from customs and the land re- ing so as to garner investments. At this summit 2019, we have by Singaporean companies which foreign investors to come in and universities in the neighboring brings the customer a mobile They could feel the senti-
and region-wise projects must cords are all there, waiting for In this new style of summit, presented the services regard- incurred unnecessary expenses. invest with trust, and that is in- countries. We intend to accept wallet which makes transferring ments of the public in welcom-
be drawn not only to meet the requirements, but must also be the pragmatic business deals in foreign and local business people ing Block A-6 that of MPRL E&P Therefore, we have build offshore deed very much encouraging to the international students at our money, paying for goods, mobile ing the investors, and therefore,
implementable. It is very important for ministries and state and a single venue. would surely come forward with which played a key role in the logistic station within two years the possible investors. university while we are striving top-up easy and quick. Send such forum should be organized
region governments to plan and conduct works that seek to in- The newest way of dealing open hearts and talk candidly, and successful exploration and pro- which would surely aids and as- The assumptions and opin- the nation building so that all the money, receive money and many as much as possible. Myanmar
clude all people in annual projects and to ensure that there are brings confidence and trust and therefore, I would like to urge to duction of hydrocarbon resources sists the Block A – 6 mission. ions viewed by some people are students could acquire the culture more banking functions in an in- Investment Law, Rules and My-
connections and linkages. that 2019 foreign investment indi- all stakeholders to get the best in Myanmar. As the geographical feature not correct that the local com- of Myanmar and its tradition at stant and all safely secured on anmar Companies Law being en-
Studies and discussions for securing the future of each child in cates the upswing with the para- and most out of the summit. The efforts to improve oil and situation of Myanmar is very panies would have disadvantage the university. This vision is in line the phone of the client. Moreover, acted and prescribed have been
Myanmar should be conducted across sectors to reduce childhood digm of transparency. production in Mann field have much strategic in the connectivity and drawback when the foreign with the educational guidelines the digital banking system and spread out across the globe which
deaths, ensure registration of children at birth, ensure they have a U Ye Aung Moe (Director, Ra- supplied the nation with a more of the region, we intend to acquire investors come and invest in the being spelled out by the State service is on the agenda. needs some space and time to be
healthy, warm, and safe life, enjoy equal opportunity in education, Dr. Aung Tun Thet, (Econo- khine State, Directorate of cost effective means for domes- multi-purpose offshore deep sea country. Counsellor. convinced by the international
increase their time in school, and prevent human trafficking and mist) Hotel and Tourism) tic oil consumption. The offshore port with a broader vision. We are the hosts and we know The people from the regions U Kyaw Thet Hlaing, (Vice investors.
recruitment of children into the military. In doing business it is vital to In Rakhine State, we have exploration success in block A-6 our country much more than the and the states gathered here and President, Myanmar Devel- They are sure to understand
Everyone from the government and private sector must ensure profit, to take care of the most popular resorts and destina- has brought the nation one step U Maung Weik, Chairman, Sae foreigners. We could work out for presented many investment op- oper Association) and convinced that it is worth try-
participate and work together to resolve the weaknesses and people, and to conserve environ- tions namely Ngapali Beach and closer towards accessing a long Paing Development Limited the greater good of the country portunities including the plans The forum is an excellent ing to invest in Myanmar and sure
consolidate the strengths of each sector. Just like we can shift a ment. Above all, the dignity, ethic Mrauk-U Cultural Heritage Site. term sustainable energy supply The speech delivered by the and further development. We of foreign and local investors. As discussion as the international to rush in on time. For the time
large rock if we work together as a group rather than individually, and prestige are also necessary We have many beautiful beaches for future electrical power gen- State Counselor is excellent as have our own advantages and we can see all the investment op- investors could have the entire being, we need to go on with this
we can bring about great changes for the benefit of our future to incorporate. When we are wel- similar to Ngapali Beach, adding eration needs. she invited the investors, and they have their own benefits. We portunities at the same venue, it spectrum of presentation of My- type of summit and presentation
generations if we all work together. And in doing so, we will en- coming investments from other more beauties at Gwa Township, We also presented offshore that the entire circumstances and could combine these potentials. is very much beneficial. anmar by themselves at the sin- from time to time as much as we
sure well-balanced physical and mental development of all the countries, it is essential to have Myanaung Island and Ramree logistic station to support block conditions in Myanmar are fine. We have now invited the foreign U Zaw Lin Aung, Managing gle show. It disseminated the job could.
children in the country. fine basic structure on economic, Island. A-6. We are now in the initial pro- It is very much heartening that investors, and that our local in- Director, Kanbawza Bank opportunities in addition to the Translated by UMT (Ahlon)

w w w.glob al n ewl i g hto f myan mar.c o m

Thailand sends 83 illegal migrant workers back to Myanmar
THE Thai authorities sent 83
DEPUTY CHIEF EDITOR illegal migrant workers back to
Aye Min Soe
Myanmar via Kawthoung on 29
January. The workers’ border
SENIOR EDITORIAL CONSULTANT passes were found to have ex-
Kyaw Myaing pired and they were not holding
any other official documents.
Zaw Min The 83 workers were warm-
Zaw Htet Oo ly welcomed by personnel from
Win Ko Ko Aung
the district and the township
INTERNATIONAL NEWS EDITOR levels of General Administra-
Ye Htut Tin, tion Department, the Labor, Immigration, and Population
Department, the Anti-Traffick-
Tun Tun Naing (Editor), ing in Persons Division and the township Labor Department.
Nwe Nwe Tun (Sub-editor),
The Public Health Department Illegal migrant workers arriving back home from Thailand in Kawthoung on the Thai-Myanmar border.  
provided health checkups to the PHOTO: KYAW SOE (KAWTHOUNG)
TRANSLATORS workers. Currently, the authori-
Khaing Thanda Lwin, ties are making arrangements to ers are from the Taninthayi, states. A total of 816 illegal mi- authorities till now.—Kyaw Soe
Hay Mar Tin Win,
Ei Myat Mon
send them back to their homes. Ayeyawady, Yangon, and Bago grant workers have been official- (Kawthoung) (Translated by
Kyaw Zin Lin Most of the migrant work- regions, and Mon and Rakhine ly handed over to the Myanmar Hay Mar)
Kyaw Zin Tun

About 500,000 tourists

Nyein Nyein Ei,

Kyaw Zeya Win @ Phoe Khwar
visit Mandalay in 2018
COMPUTER TEAM OVER 3.5 million tourists vis- Maha Muni Buddha Image,
Tun Zaw, Thein Ngwe,
ited Myanmar in 2018, with the around Mandalay hill, and
Zaw Zaw Aung, Ye Naing Soe,
Hnin Pwint, Kay Khaing Win, about 492,097 travellers head- other ancient buildings and
Sanda Hnin, Thein Htwe ing to the Mandalay Region, pagodas in the region.
according to official statistics According to statistics
(+95) (01)8604529,
from the Mandalay Region’s from the Mandalay Region’s
Fax — (+95) (01) 8604305 Directorate of Hotels and Directorate of Hotels and Tour-
Tourism. ism, the region hosted 75,727
Tourists who visited tourists in 2010, 99,016 tourists
San Lwin, (+95) (01) 8604532,
Hotline - 09 974424114 Mandalay were mostly from in 2011, 160,975 tourists in 2012, Tourists visit an ancient Kuthodaw Pagoda in Mandalay.  PHOTO: THAN
China, France, Thailand, and 219,518 tourists in 2013, 242,566 MIN ZAW (IPRD)
ADVERTISING & MARKETING Germany. They visited some tourists in 2014, 306,432 tourists via air, 9,370 travellers came anmar, of which 1,398,098 tour-
( +95) (01) 8604530,
Hotline - 09 974424848
well-known landmarks such in 2015, 385,031 tourists in 2016, to the country on board cruise ists travelled to the country on as the U Bein bridge, the 483,784 tourists in 2017, and ships, and 53,014 tourists en- a visa, while 2,153,330 tourists Taungthaman lake, the Ku- 492,097 tourists in 2018. tered the country through gained entry with a border
thodaw pagoda, the Mya Nan In 2018, about 1,335,714 the border gates. A total of pass.—Than Min Zaw (IPRD)
Printed and published at the Global New
Light of Myanmar Printing Factory at San Kyaw Golden Palace, the tourists arrived in Myanmar 3,551,428 tourists visited My- (Translated by Hay Mar)
No.150, Nga Htat Kyee Pagoda Road, Bahan
Township, Yangon, by the Global New Light
of Myanmar Daily under Printing Permit No.
00510 and Publishing Permit No. 00629.
Sales of Pathein umbrellas up in NyaungU as tourist arrivals surge
visiting the Bagan NyaungU, gan region. Pathein umbrellas
which is an ancient city of tour- are also being ordered by hotels.
ist interest with several temples Most of the hotels and restau-
and pagodas. Whenever they rants in the NyaungU Township
visit NyaungU, travellers buy lo- use Pathein umbrellas as decor.
cally produced souvenirs. Often, Some tourists also like to get
tourists visit shops where they photos taken with the Pathein
can see and purchase Pathein umbrellas.
umbrellas. Pathein umbrellas One Pathein umbrella is
are manufactured in Pathein currently selling for K3,000 to
Township and sold in NyaungU, K70,000 per unit, depending on
where there is a good market for the design and size. Pathein um-
A traditional umbrella making workshop shows the typical Pathein them,” said Ko Naing Lin, who brellas mostly sell well between
Write for us umbrellas.  PHOTO: KYAW KYAW (MAHLAING) owns a Pathein umbrella shop March and October.
We appreciate your feedback and in NyaungU. Compared with last year,
contributions. If you have any comments MOST tourists visiting the Ba- the 91 village-tracts of NyaungU “My brother in Pathein the number of tourists visiting
or would like to submit editorials,
analyses or reports please email ga-NyaungU area have been Township. Most of the villagers sends the umbrellas to me and the Bagan Archaeological Zone browsing through shops selling living in the area subsist on agri- I sell them in NyaungU Town- has increased this year. Tourists
with your name and title.
Due to limitation of space we are only the Pathein Htee, or Myanmar culture and farming. Some of the ship,” said Ko Naing Lin. visiting the Bagan Archaeolog-
able to publish “Letter to the Editor” traditional umbrella, in Nyaun- villagers make farming imple- These days, Pathein um- ical Zone have to shell out an
that do not exceed 500 words. Should
you submit a text longer than 500 words gU Township of Mandalay Re- ments, paintings, and sculpture brellas are selling well in the entry fee of K25,000 per per-
please be aware that your letter will be gion. to earn a livelihood. town of NyaungU because of an son.—Kyaw Kyaw (Mahlaing)
There are 220 villages in “Most of the tourists are increase in tourist arrivals in Ba- (Translated by Hay Mar)
31 JANUARY 2019

Volume of rice, broken rice exports Low-cost affordable apartments to

be sold in Ayeyawady Region
tops 1.9 mln metric tons in Apr-Jan
LOW-COST affordable apart- apartments temporarily and they
ments built in Ward 14, Pathein will get the title once they make
Town, Ayeyawady region, by Ohn- the full payment,” said U Sithu
mar Danti Real Estate and Pyi San, the deputy director of the
Taw Thar Real Property will be apartment selling committee.
put on sale begining of 4 Febru- A total of 24 apartment
ary, according to the apartment buildings have been construct-
selling committee. ed by Pyi Taw Thar Real Estate.
The housing projects were Meanwhile, seven buildings of
implemented by the Urban and six floors with eight apartment
Housing Development Depart- units on each level and nine
ment under the Ministry of Con- buildings of five floors with six
struction. apartment units on each level
Prospective buyers can have been constructed by Ohn-
make an outright purchase, or mar Danti Housing Estate in
open an account with the Con- Pathein Town.
struction and Housing Develop- “Now, we don’t have any
ment Bank (CHDB) and make a limitations. Earlier, only those
30-per cent down payment for the who had bank accounts could buy
apartments. apartments. Now, buyers don’t
“The low-cost and afforda- need to open an account. If they
ble apartments, which were con- pay cash, they can buy an apart-
PHOTO: PHOE KHWAR structed in Pathein Township, will ment outright. But, if they wish
be sold to those who can make to buy with credit, they need to
an outright purchase or those open a bank account,” he said.
THE volume of rice and broken Border trade remains rel- through the border channel has who opt to pay in instalments. The committee will sell the
rice exports between 1 April, atively high compared with sea been attributed to China’s tight Those who choose to pay in in- apartments to buyers who wish
2018 and 18 January, 2019 is trade when it comes to rice ex- confiscation of some agro prod- stalments need to open an ac- to make an outright purchase
estimated to have crossed 1.9 ports, accounting for 51.6 per ucts, including rice, since the count with the CHDB. Application from 4 to 28 February. Buyers
million metric tons, worth about cent of the total exports. The ex- second week of October 2018. forms for the apartments will be who opt for the instalment plan
US$642.7 million, according to port of rice through the border The trade capacity through sold from 4 February. Apartments need to register with the Urban
an announcement from the My- checkpoints has fetched an esti- the maritime channel is lim- can be purchased outright from and Housing Development De-
anmar Rice Federation (MRF). mated $335 million. Meanwhile, ited owing to shipping prob- 4 February on a first come, first partment during the same period.
In the nine months since maritime trade has generated lems, port logistics, financial served basis. Buyers making an The housing units will be
April 2018, Myanmar has an income of $307.59 million. constraints, and currency fluc- outright purchase will have to sold through a lottery system to
shipped over 1.6 million metric The value of rice and tuation. deposit the money with the bank. buyers who opt for the instalment
tons of rice worth $547 million broken rice exports in the In the 2017-2018 fiscal year, If they produce a bank statement, plan.— Aye Yamone
to 46 countries. Meanwhile, April- January period has Myanmar exported 3.6 million they will be allowed to stay in the (Translated by Hay Mar)
the country has exported over dropped compared to the cor- tons of rice and broken rice
323,190 metric tons of broken responding period of the 2017- worth $1.13 billion.—Htet Myat
rice to 21 countries, earning 2018 fiscal year. (Translated by Sugar mill, power plant
$95.58 million. The decline in trade Ei Myat Mon)
planned in Katha Tsp by 2021;
to create over 70,000 jobs
Exports of finished goods by private sector up
A project is under way to con- $80 million.
nearly $780 mln; public sector sees decline struct a sugar mill and a biomass As Phase I, the Sagaing
power plant in Katha Township Region government signed an
EXPORTS of finished industri- ing sector is largely concen- ure recorded in the previous over the next two years which will agreement with investors for pro-
al goods by the private sector trated in garments and textiles year. help create around 70,000 jobs for jects worth $200 million at the
increased by US$779 million, on the Cutting-Making-Pack- Japan is the largest mar- locals, said U Than Zaw Oo, the Invest Myanmar Summit 2019
while shipments from the pub- aging (CMP) basis which con- ket for Myanmar’s apparel, secretary of the Sagaing Region held at MICC II in Nay Pyi Taw,
lic sector registered a decline tribute to the country’s GDP followed by the European Un- Investment Committee. said U Than Zaw Oo.
of $303 million between 1 Oc- to some extent. ion. Local entrepreneurs have “Myanmar’s Greatwall Food- “The sugar mill construction
tober and 18 January in the The CMP industry has expressed concerns over the stuff Industrial Co. Ltd and Yun- project is scheduled from 2019 to
2018-2019 financial year com- emerged as a promising one possibility of the EU revoking nan Province-based Hong Kong 2020, and the mill is slated to run
pared with the corresponding in the export sector. The ex- the Generalized Scheme of International Sugar Engineering in 2021. Once the mill starts oper-
period of the previous fiscal, port value of CMP was only Preference, as it can also hurt Company Limited will jointly set ation, a total of 55,000 jobs will be
according to data released by $850 million in the 2015-2016 the manufacturing industry. up the sugar mill and biomass offered to locals, including sugar-
the Ministry of Commerce. fiscal year, but the income There are currently over power plant in Pyindaunglay vil- cane workers, general workers,
Exports of finished indus- from exports tripled within 400 garment factories in Myan- lage of Katha Township, Sagaing wage workers, and factory staff.
trial goods reached $2.3 billion two years to reach $2.5 billion mar, which employ more than Region. The construction is slat- In addition to sugar, organic fer-
in the three months from Oc- in the 2017-2018 FY, according 300,000 workers. Investors pre- ed to be completed in two years,” tilizer will also be produced,” he
tober, recording a significant to the Myanmar Global Invest- fer to invest in cheap-labour he said. said.
increase of over $476 million ment Forum 2018 held on 12 countries such as Myanmar. The two entities will invest “Similarly, the power plant
from $1.85 billion recorded in September. The manufacturing sector a capital of US$120 million in the will be constructed within two
the corresponding period of In the last mini-budget is likely to retain its top rank- sugar mill, which will have a daily years. It will be located beside
the previous FY, according period (April-September), ex- ing in terms of FDI inflows crushing capacity of 10,000 tons the sugar mill and employ 18,600
to data from the Commerce ports of clothes made under in the current financial year. of sugarcane. The biomass plant, workers,” said U Than Zaw Oo.
Ministry. the CMP system were valued —GNLM which will produce 60 megawatts — Myo Win Tun
Myanmar’s manufactur- at $2.27 billion, double the fig- (Translated by Ei Myat Mon) of power, will pull in a capital of (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)
12 WORLD 31 JANUARY 2019

Japan gov’t urged by lawmakers

to take action against S Korea
TOKYO — Lawmakers
from Prime Minister Shin-
zo Abe’s ruling party on
Wednesday intensified calls
on Japan’s government to
Photo taken on 14 December, 2018, shows the house act against South Korea,
of Meng Wanzhou, chief financial officer of Chinese as the two countries have
telecommunications giant Huawei Technologies Co, in
been locked in fierce histor-
Vancouver, Canada.   PHOTO: KYODO NEWS
ical and military disputes in
recent months.
Huawei exec makes At a meeting of Liberal

court appearance after

Democratic Party lawmak-
ers well versed in diploma-

US extradition request cy, Japan’s ambassador to

South Korea, Yasumasa Lawmakers from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party attend a meeting at its
Nagamine, explained the headquarters in Tokyo on 30 January, 2019.   PHOTO: KYODO NEWS
VANCOUVER (Canada) — cide whether to approve current status of bilateral
Meng Wanzhou, a top ex- the US extradition request ties, while noting it is im- from Japanese firms for issues of (bilateral) con- 20 December radar lock-on
ecutive of China’s Huawei by 1 March. portant for Tokyo to keep forced labor during Japan’s cern in a future-oriented incident, with both sides pre-
Technologies Co, made her Canadian authori- communicating with Seoul rule of the Korean Peninsu- way and keep communica- senting visual evidence to
first appearance in a Van- ties arrested Meng on 1 and to manage differences. la between 1910 and 1945. tion with the South Korean support their claims.
couver court on Tuesday, a December during a flight Still, a chorus of hawk- Japan promptly criticized side,” the envoy said. South Korea has de-
day after the United States transfer at the request of ish requests came from the rulings, handed down On the South Korean nied Japan’s claim that a
Department of Justice for- US authorities and she has lawmakers of the ruling in October and November, navy’s alleged targeting fire-control radar—intend-
mally requested her extra- been under house arrest in party, with one attendee as breaching “internation- of its fire-control radar on ed to measure the direction
dition over US sanctions her suburban Vancouver saying, “What the Japa- al law,” based on the view a Japanese patrol plane, and distance of an object
violations. home since a judge granted nese public wants are swift that the nations settled the Nagamine said Seoul’s re- before launching an attack
Meng, 46, chief finan- her a C$10 million ($7.5 mil- countermeasures. The gov- issue of compensation in sponses have “lacked com- — was used. The South Ko-
cial officer of Huawei and lion) bail on 11 December. ernment needs to show its 1965. Nagamine told the posure.” But he said the rean military has also ac-
the daughter of the com- Meng’s bail terms resolute stance by recalling lawmakers that Tokyo has incident should not harm cused Japan’s Self-Defence
pany’s founder Ren Zheng- include wearing an ankle Mr Nagamine.” been calling on Seoul to relations between Japa- Forces of making multiple
fei, and her legal team re- monitor, remaining inside South Korea’s top engage in bilateral talks nese and South Korean low-altitude flights near
quested to formally change her home between 11 pm court ruled in favor of based on the 1965 accord defense authorities. South Korean navy ships,
one of the parties that is and 6 am and around-the- South Korean plaintiffs to resolve their dispute. Japan and South Korea a claim denied by Japan.
financially responsible for clock surveillance. seeking compensation “We plan to manage have traded barbs over the —Kyodo News
her bail during the hearing On Monday, the Jus-
Tuesday morning, accord- tice Department unsealed TRADEMARK CAUTION
ing to Canadian media. criminal charges against Im Co., Ltd., a company incorporated in Japan and having TRADE MARK CAUTION
The judge allowed the Chinese telecommu- its registered office at 460-1 Yokoi, Kounan-cho,
Meng to restore realtor nications giant as well as Takamatsu, Kagawa, Japan is the owner and proprietor of NOTICE is hereby given that ASEV & Friends Ltd.,
Robert Cheng and his wife Meng and two affiliates the following Trademark: a company incorporated in Myanmar and having
as sureties. in connection with bank its principal office at No. 17, 3rd Fl., Kantharyar
Though a 6 February
hearing was previously
scheduled to determine fu-
fraud in breach of US sanc-
tions on Iran.In a separate
case, the US department
RICE FORCE Rd., Waso Qtr., Dawbon Tsp., Yangon, Myanmar
is the owner and sole proprietor of the following
Reg. No. 4/14053/2012 (13.12.2012)
ture court dates, the judge has also charged Huawei
In respect of “Cleansing gels; washing foams; moisture
on Tuesday rescheduled with stealing trade secrets lotions; moisture essence; moisture creams; shampoos;
it to 6 March, as Canada’s from T-Mobile USA Inc. conditioners; body soaps; skin creams; sunscreen
minister of justice will de- —Kyodo News preparations; make-up bases; liquid foundation; loose face
powder; make up removers; facial soaps; skin lotions; oil
control essence; cosmetic gels for acne; skin whitening
preparations; lip creams; body lotions; soaps and
Qualcomm Incorporated, a company incorporated under detergents; cosmetics” in International Class 3.
the laws of Delaware and having its registered office at
(Reg. No. IV/10661/2018)
5775 Morehouse Drive, San Diego, CA 92121-1714, USA Fraudulent or unauthorised use or actual or colourable
is the owner and proprietor of the following Trademark: imitation of the Mark shall be dealt with according to law. in respect of: “Management services in relation
Daw La Min May, H.G.P to businesses of hotels; management services in
C/o Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd.,
relation to businesses of resorts” in class 35.

Reg. No. 4/13961/2013 (12 December 2013)

Level 8A, Union Financial Centre (UFC), “Hotel services; resort services; management
Corner of Mahabandoola Road & Thein Phyu Road, services, namely management of arrivals and
In respect of “Philanthropic services, namely, coordinating,
organizing and conducting strategic project services using
Botahtaung Township, Yangon, departures in relation to reception services of hotels
wireless technology for the benefit of society at large” in The Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Dated 31 January 2019
& resorts” in class 43.
Class 35.
Fraudulent or unauthorised use or actual or colourable Any fraudulent imitation or unauthorized use of the
imitation of the Mark shall be dealt with according to law. said trademark or other infringements whatsoever
Adve r t i s e w it h
Daw La Min May, H.G.P will be dealt with according to law.
For Qualcomm Incorporated, 4.5” x 2 columns

u s/ Ho t L i n e :
C/o Kelvin Chia Yangon Ltd.,
Level 8A, Union Financial Centre (UFC),
Corner of Mahabandoola Road & Thein Phyu Road, For ASEV & Friends Ltd.,

0 9 9 74 4 2 4 8 4 8
Botahtaung Tsp, Yangon, BY ITS ATTORNEY
The Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
Dated 31 January 2019
Dated: 21 / 01 /2019
31 JANUARY 2019

Hundreds of schools to shut as toxic smog cloaks Bangkok

BANGKOK (Thailand) masks have run out in perse sugary liquid solu-
— Toxic smog forced many shops. tion to help clear the air
Bangkok authorities But on Wednesday, of microscopic particles.
to issue an unprece- the Bangkok Metro - It is not clear how
dented order to shut politan Administration effective that will be giv-
nearly 450 schools on stepped up its health en the scale of the smog
Wednesday, as authori- warnings, ordering all cloaking the city.
ties struggle to manage 437 city-controlled pub- Aswin also said City
a pollution crisis that lic schools to close from Hall may soon issue a
has stirred widespread lunchtime through Fri- warning against exer-
concern. day, while designating cising in parks.
The Thai capital has 1,500 square kilometres Air Visual, an inde-
been shrouded in murky (580 square miles) of the pendent online air quality
haze for weeks, forcing city a “control area”. index (AQI) monitor, on
residents to don masks “The situation will Thursday pegged Bang-
and sparking social me- be bad until February 3 kok at the “unhealthy”
dia criticism of the un- to 4, so I decided to close level of 171, up from 156
even response by the schools,” said Bangkok mid-month.
government. governor Aswin Kwan- The measurements
Reasons given for muang, adding he hoped are higher than some
the lingering pall include the move would also cities in China but well
The sun is seen rising from behind buildings in downtown Bangkok on 30 January, 2019.
exhaust from traffic, un- Nearly 450 schools across Bangkok were set for closure later 30 January due to toxic smog, empty the road of cars below the Indian capital
fettered construction, after an unprecedented order by city authorities struggling to manage a pollution crisis that on the school run. New Delhi.
the burning of crop stub- has stirred widespread public concern.  PHOTO: AFP Three to four of the Greenpeace Thai-
ble, and pollution from city’s districts are “se- land country director
factories getting trapped rain, sprayed overpasses incense sticks and paper far have provoked de- verely hit with smog”, he Tara Buakamsri said the
in the city. with water to catch mi- during Chinese New Year rision from many Bang- added. levels in Bangkok were
Authorities have cro-pollutants and even celebrations. kok residents, while Fleets of drones are the worst in “at least a
seeded clouds to provoke asked people not to burn The measures so stocks of pollution set to be deployed to dis- year”.—AFP

Dangerous arctic chill sweeps

over US Midwest
CHICAGO (United States) weather — has even re- across much of the eastern
— Tens of millions of peo- portedly suspended deliv- two-thirds of the country,”
ple in the United States eries in Iowa due to the the National Weather Ser-
are bracing for a poten- severe cold. vice said. “Expect frigid
tially life-threatening deep Temperatures in al- temperatures, bitterly cold
arctic chill forecast to hit most a dozen states stretch- and life-threatening wind
swaths of the country on ing more than 1,200 miles chills, likely leading to wide-
Wednesday. (1,930 kilometres) from spread record lows and low
Companies have told the Dakotas to Ohio were maximum temperatures
their workers to stay home, forecast to be the coldest from the Upper Midwest to
schools are closed and hun- in a generation, if not on the Great Lakes and Ohio
dreds of flights have been record. “One of the coldest Valley.” The cause is a swirl
canceled. The US Postal arctic air mass intrusions of arctic air that broke away
Service — known for its in recent memory is surg- from the polar vortex that
commitment to bringing ing south into the Upper usually encircles the North
the mail whatever the Midwest before spreading Pole. —AFP


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‘French Spiderman’ arrested after Axes, armour,

scaling Manila skyscraper Vikings feast
MANILA (Philippines)—French
on Scottish
urban freeclimber Alain Robert island
was arrested on Tuesday, police LERWICK (United King-
said, after he scaled one of Ma- dom)—Vikings partied in
nila’s tallest towers in his latest Scotland’s Shetland Islands
high-risk ascent.The 56-year old on Tuesday in the annual “Up
adventurer dubbed the “French Helly Aa” festival, featuring a
spiderman” climbed the 47-storey parade of men in suits of ar-
GT Tower without safety equip- mour torching a wooden ship.
ment, leaving watchers on the The event—which means
ground staring in amazement. “long winter’s end” in Old
“This is my path, this is my Norse—has taken place in
way of living. It is as important the port of Lerwick, around
to me as eating, sleeping. I need 125 miles (200 kilometres)
that. It keeps me alive,” he told northwest of mainland Scot-
reporters after completing the land, on the last Tuesday in
climb. Police were less enthu- January every year since the
siastic about the stunt and took early 1890s to celebrate the
him into custody as soon as he region’s Viking heritage.
reached the ground after the “It means a lot to Shet-
roughly two-hour climb up and landers and people in Lerwick
down the building. He is being that we can do this festival,”
held on a charge of public dis- French urban free-climber Alain Robert, popularly known as the “French Spiderman”, is pictured on the side of the John Nicolson, one of the or-
turbance but will post bail on 47-storey GT Tower in Manila’s financial district of Makati on 29 January, 2019. The 56-year old adventurer climbed ganisers, told AFP.
the 47-storey GT Tower without safety equipment, leaving watchers on the ground staring agape.  PHOTO: AFP
Wednesday, his lawyer Howard “It’s really steeped in Vi-
Calleja told AFP on Tuesday His successes include many of vices and a safety rope as it has no he first intended to scale the GT king history here.”
night. Robert has scaled more the world’s tallest skyscrapers and hand or footholds.However, in June Tower on Saturday but changed The 48-year-old is the fig-
than 100 structures without ropes iconic buildings, such as the Eiffel he was foiled when he attempted to his mind when he saw building urehead for this year’s festi-
or other safety equipment, set- Tower, the Sydney Opera House, ascend a Seoul skyscraper, getting security men armed with guns, val —known as the “Guizer
ting a record for “most buildings the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala more than halfway up the 123-sto- normal in the Philippines but not Jarl”—leading a “Jarl Squad”
climbed unassisted” according to Lumpur and the Burj Khalifa in rey Lotte World Tower before secu- in most of the 70 countries where of dozens of Vikings for the
Guinness World Records. Dubai—where he used suction de- rity forced him to abort.Robert said he said he had climbed. —AFP day and hundreds of other
dressed up “guizers”.
“I’ve been looking for-

Berlin filmfest unveils starry lineup ward to it for 13 years,” said

Nicolson, a self-employed
decorator who has been on
the Berlinale’s Golden and Silver rectorial debut “Mid90s” will also the 17-strong organizing com-
Bear prizes, including a record screen in the Panorama sidebar mittee all that time.
seven by female directors such as section alongside “Skin”, star- “There’s only been a few
Polish veteran Agnieszka Holland ring Jamie Bell, about the US guys that have been (Guizer
and Denmark’s Lone Scherfig neo-Nazi scene and “The Sou- Jarl), so it’s a great privilege.”
(“An Education”).Scherfig will venir” featuring Tilda Swinton The Jarl dons the same
open the festival on 7 February and her real-life daughter Honor suit of armour—comprising
with the bittersweet drama “The Swinton Byrne. Deneuve leads helmet, breastplate, shield,
Kindness of Strangers” set in the cast of “Farewell to the Night” axe, dagger and belt—each
New York and starring Zoe Ka- directed by Andre Techine and year. But in a closely guarded
zan, Andreas Riseborough and screening out of competition. secret, he chooses the design
Bill Nighy. French star Juliette Turkish-German director for his and his squad’s oth-
Binoche will lead a jury including Fatih Akin, who won a Golden er garments, representing a
fellow Oscar winner Sebastian Globe last year for his terrorism different character from the
Lelio of Chile (“A Fantastic Wom- drama “In the Fade” starring Norse Sagas stories each
an”), British actress/director/pro- Kruger, will premiere “The time. The formidible looking
This year’s edition of the Berlin Film Festival will be the last led by Dieter ducer Trudie Styler, Museum of Golden Glove” about a killer in crew spent on Tuesday parad-
Kosslick, who is handing over the reins after 18 years.  PHOTO: AFP Modern Art curator Rajendra his hometown Hamburg. China ing through the town, before
BERLIN (Germany)—New mov- is handing over the reins after 18 Roy, German actress Sandra will be represented in compe- a torchlit procession of hun-
ies starring Diane Kruger, Martin years.“The audio-visual world is in Hueller (“Toni Erdmann”) and tition with two features, “One dreds led the burning down
Freeman and Catherine Deneuve major, major turmoil and we’ll have US critic Justin Chang. Kruger Second” by Zhang Yimou and of the replica longship—and
and features directed by Hollywood to see where the journey takes us,” and Freeman are expected on “So Long, My Son” by festival celebratory parties were ex-
actors Jonah Hill and Casey Af- Kosslick, 70, told reporters, refer- Berlin’s red carpet for the pre- favourite Wang Xiaoshuai. pected to last until dawn.
fleck will take the spotlight at next ring to competition from streaming miere of Israeli spy thriller “The After winning the Gold- The festivities take place
month’s Berlin film festival.The giants such as Netflix. Operative” by Yuval Adler. en Lion top prize at the Venice regardless of conditions on
11-day Berlinale, now in its 69th “But I think in future, film film festival in September with the far-flung islands—which
year, figures along with Cannes festivals will be more important Society without women “Roma”, Netflix will enter the fray sit in the North Atlantic Ocean
and Venice among Europe’s A-list than ever because you will see Outside the main showcase, in Berlin for the first time with on the same latitude as south-
festivals. It will present some 400 movies that you can’t see any- Affleck will premiere “Light of “Elisa and Marcela” by Spain’s ern Greenland.“There’s no
movies from around the world where else (on a big screen). I My Life”, a dystopian drama Isabel Coixet. Last year’s Golden postponement for weather,”
before wrapping up on 17 Febru- think they (streaming and festi- starring Elisabeth Moss (“The Bear winner was the sex docu- said Nicolson. “It’ll be what
ary. This year’s edition will be the vals) will co-exist.” Handmaid’s Tale”) and set in a drama “Touch Me Not” by Ro- it’ll be, and we’ll just carry
last led by Dieter Kosslick, who Seventeen films will vie for society without women.Hill’s di- mania’s Adina Pintilie. —AFP on.”—AFP
31 JANUARY 2019

Lowering blood pressure

cuts risk of cognitive
impairment: study
TAMPA (United States)—Ag- over 75—might be a modifiable
gressive treatment to lower blood risk factor. For the the Systolic
pressure in older people has been Blood Pressure Intervention Trial
shown to cut the risk of develop- (SPRINT), more than 9,300 people
ing mild cognitive impairment, a aged 50 and older with high blood
risk factor for dementia, US re- pressure (systolic blood pressure of
searchers said on Monday. between 130 and 180 mm Hg) were
While the findings in the randomized to receive different in-
Journal of the American Medi- terventions.
cal Association (JAMA) did not Some received intensive blood
find any significant impact on the pressure control, with medications Some research has suggested that high blood pressure might be a modifiable risk factor in the development of
likelihood of developing demen- that targeted 120 mm Hg. Others dementia.  PHOTO: AFP
tia, experts said the trial offers aimed for a more standard treat- cautiously optimistic about a sec- the University of California, San nitive impairment.”She called for
a glimmer of hope as the world’s ment goal of less than 140 mm Hg. ondary finding, that mild cognitive Francisco, also emphasized the studying the approach along with
population ages and dementia Patients were followed for about impairment occurred in far fewer possibility that more research other vascular health efforts, such
becomes a growing concern. five years and given a battery of participants in the intensive treat- could confirm the technique as an as physical activity, and preven-
Dementia, including its most cognitive tests. In the intensive ment group —287 compared to effective prevention strategy.“For tion.Maria Carrillo, chief science
common, form, Alzheimer’s dis- treatment group, 149 participants 353 participants in the standard older adults, almost all of whom officer of the Alzheimer’s Associ-
ease, is expected to affect 115 mil- were deemed to have probable de- treatment group.“This is the first have concern about being diag- ation, which is funding a two-year
lion people worldwide by 2050.So mentia, compared with 176 partic- trial, to our knowledge, to demon- nosed with Alzheimer’s disease extension of the study to further
far, the world’s best scientific minds ipants in the standard treatment strate an intervention that signif- and related dementia, SPRINT probe any effects on dementia,
have not found a way to reliably group.In other words, the intensive icantly reduces the occurrence of MIND offers great hope,” she called the findings “the strongest
prevent, cure or treat dementia. blood pressure control “did not sig- MCI, a well-established risk factor wrote.“The study demonstrates evidence to date about reducing
But some research has suggested nificantly reduce the incidence of for dementia,” said the study. that among those with hyperten- risk of mild cognitive impairment
that high blood pressure —which probable dementia,” said the study. An accompanying editori- sion, intensive SBP control can through the treatment of high
affects three-quarters of people However, researchers were al in JAMA by Kristine Yaffe of reduce the development of cog- blood pressure. —AFP

China to launch 10 BeiDou satellites in 2019

BEIJING—China will send 10 China’s economic development. production. An automatic driving
satellites to join the BeiDou Nav- More than 6,000 fishing boats system for agricultural vehicles
igation Satellite System (BDS) in the eastern province of Zhe- has been put into large-scale ap-
through seven separate launches jiang have been installed with the plication across the country, while
this year, the China Aerospace BDS ship movement monitoring the farming supervision platform
Science and Technology Cor- system, which helps them im- based on the navigation system
poration (CASC) announced on prove positioning accuracy and has served more than 50,000 farm
Tuesday. promptness, according to the blue machines and facilities.
The launches will help com- book. About 6.17 million vehicles, China began to construct its
plete the BDS global network by 35,000 postal and express delivery navigation system, named after
2020, said Shang Zhi, director vehicles and 80,000 buses in 36 the Chinese term for the Big Dip-
of the Space Department of the major cities have been installed or per constellation, in the 1990s and
Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev.  PHOTO: TASS
CASC, at a press conference, are compatible with the BDS. The started serving the Asia-Pacific

Russian cosmonauts where the Blue Book of China

Aerospace Science and Technol-
system is also used in homemade
civilian aircraft, it says.
region in 2012.
By the end of 2018, there

conducting 300 scientific ogy Activities was released.

According to the blue book, a
China Post has equipped its
postal vehicles with 30,000 BDS
were a total of 33 BDS satellites
operating in orbit, including 15
experiments on orbital outpost total of 18 BeiDou satellites were
launched in 2018, marking the
terminals and connected them
with the BDS-based information
BDS-2 satellites and 18 BDS-3
satellites. Compared with the
MOSCOW—Russian cosmonauts working on the International Space completion of the BDS-3 primary management platform. E-com- BDS-2 system, the technologies
Station (ISS) are conducting 295 scientific experiments, Chief Designer system. The navigation system merce giant also arms of the BDS-3 system have been
for Crewed Space Systems, Academician of the Russian Academy of has started to provide global ser- 1,500 logistics vehicles and 2,000 greatly improved. The commu-
Sciences Yevgeny Mikrin said on Tuesday.“Currently, the program vice. As an important achieve- couriers with smart BDS termi- nications, data transmission, and
includes 295 experiments,” the chief designer said at the 43rd read- ment during the past 40 years of nals, according to the blue book. ranging among satellites can be
ings on cosmonautics devoted to Soviet Rocket Designer Sergei reform and opening-up, the BDS The BDS is also widely used achieved through inter-satellite
Koroloyov.The cosmonauts are conducting the research in six areas: has also been widely used to serve to serve the country’s agricultural links. —Xinhua
physical-chemical studies, the exploration of the Earth and outer
space, the study of humans, space biology and bio-technology, the
technology of exploring outer space, and also the work to popularize Scientists develop artificial skin that can feel body movement
space research, Mikrin said.In particular, it was proven during the WASHINGTON—Researchers from the United The sensor is equipped with a silicone tube
biological experiments that the plants grown in the conditions of a States and Canada have developed a kind of sensor wrapped in a copper wire and filled with a special
space flight do not lose their reproductive functions. The cosmonauts that could make artificial skin feel body movement, fluid made of tiny particles of iron oxide just one bil-
also tested promising materials aboard the ISS for the creation of according to a study published on Monday.The lionth of a meter long.The tiny particles rub around
space hardware. They also studied various systems of the human’s study in the journal Advanced Materials said the the inside of the silicone tube and create an electric
body up to the cellular level.The 43rd Korolyov readings opened at sensor can mimic the sensing properties of skin. current and the copper wire surrounding the silicone
the Bauman Moscow State Technical University on January 29 in It can detect pressure and vibration and may help tube picks up the current as a signal, according to
memory of Academician Sergei Korolyov and other outstanding do- burn victims “feel” the surrounding world one the study.When this tube is bumped by something
mestic scientists who helped Russia make a breakthrough in outer day, according to researchers from University of experiencing pressure, the nano particles move and
space exploration. The readings will run through 1 February.--Tass Connecticut and University of Toronto. the electric signal changes. —Xinhua
16 SPORT 31 JANUARY 2019

Myanmar teams to play friendlies against Albirex Niigata FC

THE Myanmar national U-22 ing in the Singapore Premier
and U-19 football teams will play League. The Singapore team
friendly matches against the has claimed three consecu-
Albirex Niigata Singapore F.C., tive championship titles in the
the Singapore Premier League league in 2016, 2017, and 2018.
champions, at the Thuwunna The team has garnered four
Indoor Stadium in Yangon, ac- titles in the knock up cup and
cording to the Myanmar Foot- another four in a local league
ball Federation. cup.
The friendly matches will The Singaporean football
help Myanmar teams hone their club will leave for Myanmar on
skills ahead of the upcoming 6 March and arrive in Yangon
international football tourna- on 7 March, said a source with
ments. the MFF.
Albirex Niigata Singa- Myanmar’s U-22 national
pore F.C. mainly comprises football team will play a friendly
talented Japanese players match against Albirex Niigata
and has just four Singaporean Singapore F.C. on 7 March, while
players. the Myanmar U-19 national foot-
The main team, the Albirex ball team’s match will take place
Niigata F.C, is based in Japan, on 9 March, according to the
with the satellite team play- MFF.—Lynn Thit (Tgi) Albirex Niigata Singapore F.C celebrates the victory with the fans in Singapore.  PHOTO:SUPPLIED

Shan United, Yadanarbon Man City give Liverpool title boost with
matches to be broadcast shock Newcastle loss
live on MRTV-4 NEWCASTLE (United King- seconds into the action at St ahead of their main rivals on
dom)—Manchester City hand- James’ Park. their return to action, can ex-
TWO Myanmar National League scheduled for this week. While ed the advantage firmly to Liv- But Newcastle staged an tend their lead at the top to an
matches — Shan United vs Han- two will be broadcast live on erpool in the Premier League unlikely comeback to ease their imposing seven points with vic-
tharwady United and Yadanarbon MRTV-4, the remaining four will title race as they surrendered relegation fears thanks to Sa- tory over Leicester at Anfield
F.C. vs Magwe F.C. — slated for be streamed live on MNL’s host the lead in a stunning 2-1 loss lomon Rondon’s 66th-minute on Wednesday.Such a scenario
this week will be broadcast live on broadcaster My Sports’ Facebook away to Newcastle United on equaliser, the first goal City looked unlikely when Aguero
the MRTV-4 channel, according page, the MNL stated. The match Tuesday. Pep Guardiola’s sec- had conceded for more than continued his amazing scoring
to a statement from the MNL. lineup for this week includes Yan- ond-placed side looked likely 10 hours, before Matt Ritch- record against the Tyneside
The Yadanarbon F.C. will gon United vs Zwekapin United at to keep the pressure on Jurgen ie struck the winner from the club with his 15th goal in 13
play against the Magwe F.C. at Thuwunna Stadium on 1 March, Klopp’s leaders as Sergio Ague- penalty spot with 10 minutes games against the Magpies,
3.30 p.m. on 2 February at the Sagaing United vs Chinland F.C. ro got them off to an ideal start remaining after Fernandinho’s more than any player has scored
Bahtoo Stadium in Mandalay. at Monywa Stadium on 2 March, in the Spaniard’s 100th league foul on youngster Sean Long- against an opponent for a single
Shan United will take on Ayeyawady United vs Dagon at game in charge by scoring the staff. It means Liverpool, who club in the Premier League.
Hantharwady United at the home Thuwunna Stadium on 3 March, fastest goal of the season just could have been only a point —AFP
stadium of the Hantharwady and Southern Myanmar vs Rakh-
United in the Bago Region. ine United at Waitharli Stadium
A total of six matches are on 3 March.—Lynn Thit (Tgi)

Qatar smash UAE 4-0 to reach

AFC Asian Cup final for first time
ABU DHABI—Qatar will take fort.” Almoez Ali scored his eighth
on Japan on their first ever AFC goal of the tournament in the first
Asian Cup final after stunning the half, going level with Iranian leg-
hosts United Arab Emirates 4-0 end Ali Daei’s record of 8 goals
here on Tuesday. The victory put in a single Asian Cup. “Of course
Qatar to be the first team without Almoez had a great performance
conceding a single goal from their tonight, he made an individual
first six games at a single Asian achievement but we know that
Cup tournament. “We didn’t con- he couldn’t make it without all the
cede a goal in six games, it’s one of other players in our team. We are
the main keys why we qualified for playing as a team,” Sanchez said.
the final,” said Qatar cocah Felix Qatar made the first threat after
Sanchez. “Our defence gave us 12 minutes as midfielder Salem
many good opportunities in the Al Hajri smashed an effort out-
counterattack. I am very satisfied side the box which was parried Manchester City’s Argentinian striker Sergio Aguero (l) is tackled by Newcastle United’s Swiss defender Fabian
with the result and congratula- by the UAE keeper Khalid Eisa Schar (r) during the English Premier League football match between Newcastle United and Manchester City at
tions to the players for their big ef- Bilal.—Xinhua St James’ Park in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, north east England on 29 January, 2019.  PHOTO: AFP

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