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Senior General meets locals, departmental Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe attends
officials, militia in Khaunglanphu Chinese New Year celebration

Vol. V, No. 292, 13 th Waning of Pyatho 1380 ME Saturday, 2 February 2019

Second Hluttaws reach third year milestone

President, State Counsellor, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaw
Speakers address commemoration ceremony

President U Win Myint accepts the congratulatory gift from Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi accepts the congratulatory gift from Pyithu
U T Khun Myat during the ceremony of 3rd Anniversary of Second Hluttaws in Nay Pyi Taw.  Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat during the ceremony of 3rd Anniversary of Second
PHOTO: MNA Hluttaws in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA

ON THE 3rd anniversa-

ry of the Second Py-
idaungsu, Pyithu and Amyotha,
taw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing
Than, Union Chief Justice U
Htun Htun Oo, Chairman of the
tion Commission, Chairman of
the Myanmar National Human
Rights Commission, Nay Pyi
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker
delivers speech
Next, U T Khun Myat, incum-
hindering the path to a strong leg-
islative pillar that would support
the people’s path to democracy.
Hluttaws yesterday, President U Constitutional Tribunal U Myo Taw Council Chairman, rep- bent Speaker of the Pyithu Hlut- U T Khun Myat said we must
Win Myint and State Counsellor Nyunt, Union Election Commis- resentatives of the Pyithu and taw, delivered a speech. He said constantly monitor the laws, rules
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered sion Chairman U Hla Thein, Amyotha Hluttaws, department this ceremony marked the third and regulations of the Hluttaw, its
separate speeches at the cere- former speakers of the First heads and invited guests. anniversary of the Second Hlut- processes, and the efficiency of
mony commemorating the event Hluttaws Thura U Shwe Mann Firstly, President U Win My- taws and also signals the eighth skills and necessary experience
held in he dining hall of the Hlut- and U Khin Aung Myint, Pyithu int delivered a speech, followed year of the Hluttaws’ terms. He of its human resources to gauge
taw compound in Nay Pyi Taw. Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Tun by State Counsellor Daw Aung said we must continue working if they were in alignment with the
The anniversary event was Tun Hein, Union Ministers, the San Suu Kyi. together to establish the dem- existing situation so that the tra-
attended by Vice Presidents U Union Attorney-General, Union (The full speeches of the ocratic ideals that would bring jectory of the Hluttaws achieved
Myint Swe and U Henry Van Auditor General, Chairman of President and State Counsellor benefits for the nation and its peo- accomplishments and develops.
Thio, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker the Union Civil Service Board, are covered on Pages 4 and 5 ple. He said we must amend the
U T Khun Myat, Amyotha Hlut- Chairman of the Anti-Corrup- respectively) requirements and weaknesses SEE PAGE-3



China, Myanmar Chair of management Union Attorney
discuss committee for 72nd General U Tun Tun
cooperation in Union Day meets Oo receives IDLO
ethnic affairs ethnic cultural troupes delegation

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw

Fourth-day meeting of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s 11th regular session convenes

By Aung Ye Thwin, the Ministry of Electricity and
Aye Aye Thant Energy, the Ministry of Plan-
ning and Finance and the Min-
THE fourth-day meeting of the istry of Hotels and Tourism. It
Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw’s was also found that the Govern-
11th regular session was held ment obtained lower tax rev-
yesterday at 10 a.m. in the Main enues than expected amount
Hall of the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw of revenues from the Ministry
in Nay Pyi Taw. of Home Affairs, the Ministry
of Commerce and the Nay Pyi
Putting on record the ap- Taw Council.
pointment of the Kachin
State ministers Establishment of a tax pay-
At the Hluttaw session, Py- ment culture
idaungsu Hluttaw Speaker U T U Tun Tun of Pwintbyu
Khun Myat announced that the constituency discussed that
Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has put on it is needed to establish a tax
record the appointment of U culture in our country while
Kyaw Kyaw Win as the Kachin reforming our current tax sys-
State Minister for Agriculture, tems. In doing so, it is needed
The fourth-day meeting, 11th regular session of Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw in session.  PHOTO: MNA
Livestock and Irrigation, U La to set up grand strategy, vision
Sai as the Kachin State Minister and goal with systematic ap-
for Natural Resources and En- pros and cons a result, they were being tak- Taking into consideration proaches, as an effort to achieve
vironmental Conservation and U Tin Tun Naing of Seikgyi en advantage of. He cited that to assign the allotment of our goals, and relevant min-
U Naw Li (a) Za Khaung Kham Kanaungto constituency joined there are people who buy and the tax isters are urged to build tax
Yal as the Kachin State Minister the discussion, saying that it sell buildings, plots of land and Daw Cho Cho of Ottwin culture in our country as soon
for Development Affairs, which is of great importance to avoid vehicles using illegal contracts, constituency discussed that the as possible.
was sent from the President actions that damage our health and the State had to suffer the policy of the Union should con-
after putting it forward to the as much as we can, especially tax loss from the income tax sider assigning the allotment of Participation in the discus-
Hluttaw. for keeping the younger gen- and trading revenue. That’s the tax and revenue for the fis- sion
eration fit and healthy. In line why, efforts should be made to cal year. According to the Union Regarding this motion, U
Findings, remarks of the re- with remarks of the report of share educational brochures taxation lists, it was found that King Shein of Taninthayi Re-
port of the Joint Public Ac- the Joint Public Accounts Com- among the people, as an at- the allotment of Union Reve- gion constituency 9, Daw Wint
counts Committee (2/2019) mittee, a sound decision should tempt to receive full payment nue tax had amounted to 122.65 Wah Htun of Shadaw constit-
Hluttaw representatives be made after weighing up pros on taxes. per cent which had exceeded uency, Daw Khin San Hlaing
then discussed the status of tax and cons of the special tariff Concerning the special tar- the allotment. When it comes of Pale constituency and Daw
collection during six month-pe- reduction. iffs, concerted efforts are need- to the taxation of the Union, it Shwe Shwe Sein Lat of Bago
riod from April to September ed to check the restaurants and was seen that the Government Region constituency 3 partici-
2018, and the findings and re- Stamp duty and taxes guest houses while checking the achieve higher tax revenues pated in the discussion.
marks of the report from Joint U Khin Cho of Hlaing Bwe lists of the companies register- from the Ministry of Agricul- The fifth day-meeting of
Public Accounts Committee constituency took part in the ing at the Myanmar Investmetn ture, Livestock and Irrigation, the 11th regular session of the
(2/2019). discussion, saying that the pub- Commission (MIC) to assess the Ministry of Transportation Second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw
lic lacks adequate knowledge whether they are exempt from and Communications, the Min- will be held on 5 February 2019.
A sound decision should concerning stamp duty and tax payments or not. istry of Natural Resources and (Translated by Win Ko Ko
be made after weighing up they fail to pay their taxes. As Environmental Conservation, Aung)

Union Attorney-General
receives International
Development Law
Organization delegation
UNION Attorney General U law-related education works
Tun Tun Oo received Ms. Mor- in Mogok, PyinOoLwin,
gane Landel and delegation Kengtung and Bhamo town-
of International Development ships in addition to Rule of Law
Law Organization (IDLO) at Centres opened by UNDP and
Union Attorney General Of- IDLO in Yangon, Mandalay,
fice guest hall yesterday af- Taunggyi and Myitkyina, re-
ternoon. viewing the works of Rule of
At the meeting, expand- Law Centres and including
ing rule of law related works programs that are appropri-
conducted under MoU signed ate to the requirement of the
between Union Attorney Gen- locals and second stage pro-
eral Office and IDLO, more gram works to start in 2019
involvement of law offices were discussed.—MNA
and related departmental
organisations in law-related (Translated by Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo receives Ms. Morgane Landel and delegation of International
Development Law Organization at his office.  PHOTO: MNA
education works, expanding Zaw Min)

Second Hluttaws reach third year milestone


Only when we success was

achieved in these reforms would
the legislative pillar be relevant
and coherent with modern times
and last in continuity, said U T
Khun Myat.
He said the current times
saw all ethnic races coming to-
gether in their collective strength
to establish a democratic federal
Union that the nation and all its
people desire. He reminded the
attendees that everyone respon-
sible understood the importance
and gravity of the legislative pil-
lar’s role during these times. He
said the lawmakers were the
foundation of democracy and
stressed that as the Hluttaws be-
came stronger it would strength-
en people-centered approaches
and the checking power on the State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the ceremony commemorating the third year of the Second Hluttaws in Nay Pyi Taw. 
other pillars of democracy. PHOTO: MNA
U T Khun Myat said that as
we have reached the third year Khaing Than delivered a speech. basis. Being the representatives ed towards a peaceful and devel- Health and Sports, Construc-
of the Second Hluttaws, the in- He said as the Second Hluttaws of the people, MPs must contin- oped democratic federal Union tion, and the Nay Pyi Taw Council
dividual capabilities of the MPs reached their third year, the ue striving for the benefit of the together. Chairman. The Deputy Speaker
and the performances of the vari- legislative pillar has amended, nation and the people as there also conferred commemoration
ous Hluttaw committees were as repealed, and enacted laws that was no other component more Ceremony to confer com- gifts to a representative for suc-
important as ever. He reminded were coherent with modern essential than the Hluttaw in en- memoration gifts cessfully showing the film ‘Naung
the MPs that the legislative pil- times. He expressed his gratitude acting laws for the basic rights, Following the speeches from Twim U-Dan Twin Say Mye’ (To
lar was indispensable to a nation to the MPs and Hluttaw staff who democracy, and socioeconomic the two Hluttaw Speakers, the be passed down as utterances
and should be firm and strong. have tried their best to fulfill the development of the people, said Hluttaw anniversary commem- in the future), which was shown
Each and every MP must assess aspirations, desires and hopes of Mahn Win Khaing Than. oration gift ceremony began. to commemorate the third anni-
and overcome their challenges, the public. For the entire Union to The Pyithu Hluttaw Speak- versary of the Second Hluttaws.
weaknesses and requirements Mhan Win Khaing Than achieve uniform development er conferred commemoration Afterwards, the President,
to take full responsibility of their urged MPs to continue striving across its highlands and flat- gifts to the President and the State Counsellor, Vice Presi-
assigned duties and accomplish for public safety and protection lands, MPs needed to listen and State Counsellor. The Amyo- dents, and the Speakers of the
them, said U T Khun Myat. He under the law, to enact laws rel- understand the wishes and re- tha Hluttaw Speaker conferred Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws,
said doing so would allow the evant to modern times, and to quirements of the people to be commemoration gifts to the main joined the other attendees in the
legislative pillar to stand strong cast away favoritism to a single true to the Hluttaw’s motto of contributors for successfully con- anniversary luncheon reception.
as an achiever of accountability party, race, region or personal “People’s Voice, Hluttaw’s Voice, vening the Hluttaw sessions: the After the lunch reception,
and cooperation for the nation factors, as the Hluttaw members People’s Will, Hluttaw’s Will, Peo- Union Ministers of the ministries the President, State Counsellor,
and hopes of all ethnic nationals continued on the path to imple- ple’s Expectations, Hluttaw’s Im- of Information, Transport and Vice Presidents, and the Speak-
in the reform processes. menting a democratic system. He plementation” said the Amyotha Communications, Electricity and ers of the Pyithu and Amyotha
U T Khun Myat said MPs told MPs to continue cooperating Hluttaw Speaker. He concluded Energy, and the deputy minister Hluttaws cordially greeted the
needed to be more vigilant in the towards a people-centered demo- by urging the attendees to use of the Ministry of Home Affairs. attendees and then viewed the
remaining Hluttaws’ term and cratic system as they carried out their experience gained over The Deputy Speaker of the Py- commemorative film for the an-
successfully carry out their roles their remaining legislative duties the three years of the Second ithu Hluttaw conferred com- niversary. —MNA
as representatives of the people, either as the Hluttaw, part of a Hluttaws, and to base them on memoration gifts to the Union
lawmaking, and providing checks committee, or on an individual Union spirit, as the people head- Ministers of the ministries of (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)
and balances. He said this would
realize the Hluttaw’s motto of
“People’s Voice, Hluttaw’s Voice,
People’s Will, Hluttaw’s Will, Peo-
ple’s Expectations Hluttaw’s Im-
In conclusion, said the Py-
ithu Hluttaw Speaker, the Hlut-
taws needed to continue enacting
laws that brought socioeconomic
benefits to the nation and its peo-
ple while balancing and checking
the executive and judiciary pillars
as the country continued on the
path of democracy.

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker

delivers speech
Next, incumbent Amyotha
Hluttaw Speaker Mhan Win Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat.  PHOTO: MNA Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than.  PHOTO: MNA

As discussions mature and strengthen, a culture of democracy

will come into existence: President
Following is the speech delivered by President U Win Myint at the 3rd Anniversary of the Second Hluttaws.

F irst of all I wish to send

metta good wishes for the
health and well-being of the State
representatives are described as
persons with whom the region-
al authorities and departments
sentatives come from all walks
of life. So there will be different
ideas and opinions with one an-
Counsellor, present and former ought to coordinate with on pro- other and one group from anoth-
Speakers of Hluttaws, Union Gov- jects in the constituencies if it is er which is natural. But these
ernment members, members of not against the Constitution. differing views and ideas must
union level organizations, Py- An important thing to note is be overcome through discussion
idaungsu Hluttaw representa- the word “ought to coordinate” is with understanding, restraint,
tives and honorable guests. the fact that it must not be against forgiveness, and optimistic views
Today is a day that will be the Constitution. The administra- that are part of the 12 pillars of de-
recorded in the annals of Myan- tive, legislative and judicial pillars mocracy. As discussions mature
mar’s transition to democracy. must not interfere in one another and strengthen, a culture of de-
It is the third anniversary of the but must be segmented in their mocracy will come into existence,
Second Hluttaws. As the Hlut- own parts doing their own works and the capability of the Hluttaw
taw is a sovereign entity formed while checking and balancing the representatives and the dignity
with elected representatives of works of others. This is an enact- and honor of the Hluttaw will rise.
the people who were also given ment to prevent deviation from Our motherland Myanmar is
the sovereign authority by the the path of democratic transition. a union formed with all ethnic na-
people and it thus has enormous Furthermore, Hluttaw repre- tionals. All must bear in mind that
prestige and power. In the same sentatives were granted with du- although our geography, forests
way, the pomp and splendour of ties, rights and responsibilities. In and mountains may be different,
the Hluttaw building where these other words, Hluttaw represent- all states and regions are part
representatives have come to- atives were granted with these of the union. In the same way,
gether to discuss the country’s to conduct matters according to although ethnic nationals have
affairs is also huge. the law freely on one hand while different languages, literatures,
As described in our law re- they have limitations, rules, regu- cultures and practices, all must
lated to the Hluttaw, Hluttaw President U Win Myint delivers the speech at third anniversary of the lations and ethics that they must consider themselves to be the
representatives are respectable Second Hluttaws in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA follow on the other hand. These sons and daughters of the un-
persons who have outstanding limitations, rules, regulations and ion. In the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw,
features. In order to be outstand- sentatives to be respectable for departments consult with re- ethics are there so that the Hlut- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw representa-
ing, they must be distinctive and the majority, they are required to spect and thus they must have taw representatives are dutiful tives should look towards the in-
well versed in laws and rules re- serve the country and its people. wide ranging general knowledge. and responsible. In other word terest of the Union and unify their
lated to the Hluttaw. In the same In addition to this, at one They are required to have region- it is a dual prescription to use differences. I wish to conclude by
way, as it is a Hluttaw that is in point it was prescribed that Hlut- al and international views and the freedom and rights correctly saying that only the ability to unify
a democratic transition, it must taw representatives are persons knowledge in addition to politi- dutifully and responsibly without in this way signifies the strength
understand the features of de- with unique characteristics with cal, economic, social and security abusing and misusing. of the Union. I thank all of you.
mocracy. For the Hluttaw repre- whom regional authorities and views and knowledge. Hluttaw On top of all, Hluttaw repre- (Unofficial Translation by ZM)

President receives Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister

PRESIDENT U Win Myint re-
ceived a delegation led by Cam-
bodian Minister of Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation
Mr. Prak Sokhonn, who is also
deputy prime minister, at the
Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi
Taw yesterday.
During the meeting, they
exchanged views on the success
of the Myanmar-Cambodia Joint
Commission meeting, promot-
ing cooperation between the
foreign ministries of both coun-
tries, increasing collaboration in
agriculture, trade and tourism,
working towards signing MoUs
for cooperation in education and
cultural sectors, ending double
taxation, increasing investments,
and planning direct airways be-
tween Mandalay and Siem Reap.
Also present at the meeting
were Union Minister for Educa- President U Win Myint meets with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Prak Sokhonn at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. 
tion Dr. Myo Thein Gyi, Union PHOTO: MNA
Minister for Hotels and Tourism for International Cooperation U Office of the President and Minis- dian Deputy Prime Minister was bassador Mr. Sok Chea. —MNA
U Ohn Maung, Union Minister Kyaw Tin, and officials from the try of Foreign Affairs. The Cambo- accompanied by Cambodian Am- (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

Giving the people the opportunity to choose is the fundamental

idea of a democracy: State Counsellor
Following is the speech delivered by State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the 3rd Anniversary of the Second Hluttaws.

I ’M glad to be with our Py-

idaungsu Hluttaw represent-
atives and staff at the third anni-
A dutiful and responsible Hluttaw
representative benefits the peo-
ple and represents the people.
where it is. The plants nurtured
there are transplanted to the
entire country. Our Pyidaungsu
versary ceremony of the Second Think about the people all the Hluttaw will be a nursery for
Hluttaws. time. They balance between their other nurseries of Hluttaws in
I say this frequently. Democ- duty and responsibility towards the states and regions. Once the
racy starts from the Hluttaw. To- their party, their township, their good work processes, cetana
day, I’d like to say that Hluttaw country and decide and perform and thoughtfulness are spread
starts from the people. Hluttaw what needs to be decided and to other state and region Hlut-
came about because of the people performed. taws, our country will be a trusted
and democracy system. That is In a democratic system, and respected federal union of
why I want to say today that it is there is no one more honorable Myanmar. Take the opportunity
not sufficient to see our Hluttaw than Hluttaw representatives of meeting one another here by
as a legislative pillar. Hluttaw in who serve the country and people encouraging one another. Treat
our country should be seen as with cetana (good intention), met- one another in a friendly way. One
a nursery where democracy is ta (loving kindness), courage and must help and support to raise
nurtured to flourish. knowledge. Hluttaw representa- the capabilities of others.
Participation of the people tives should be proud as people An opposition party is not
plays a main role for the estab- who are nurturing the nursery just to oppose. It is to raise the
lishment of a democratic Hluttaw. for the plant to flourish. Strive capability of one another. Only
We said this from the very begin- towards raising your capability when there is an opposition with
ning. Multi-party democracy is an day by day. There’ll be many op- differing views can our capacities
unnecessary word. There can’t portunities to make a strong force improve. This is because oppos-
be democracy in a single party out of a Hluttaw full of differing ing views make you review your
system. There must be at least parties and views. views. If it is wrong, we must
two parties. Giving the people Hluttaw representatives have the courage to change it.
the opportunity to choose is the must think not only about their No matter whoever may oppose
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addresses the third anniversary
fundamental idea of a democra- dignity but also the dignity of the your view in whatever way, if you
of the Second Hluttaws in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA
cy. In working to give the people country. What and how things are truly doing things correctly
the opportunity to choose, we were said in the Hluttaw and your for the benefit of the people, you
see the emergence of the roles taw. This in fact amounts to the the legislative pillar is not about intentions does not reflect you must have the courage to stand
of the political parties and the political parties learning about enacting laws for the people only. alone. It does not reflect your par- on your views.
people. Before the Hluttaws democracy based on the Hluttaw. Hluttaw representatives have the ty alone. It reflects on the country. However, if your views and
even began political parties had Learning about how to organize main responsibility and duty to- That is why Hluttaw representa- positions are not beneficial to
to learn about democracy while the people within the rules and wards the Constitution. I want to tives have a big and heavy duty the country, you must have the
they started organizing amongst regulations in the election pe- see this duty as a work to nurture and responsibility. A Hluttaw rep- courage to change as well as the
the people. riod is also an act of elevating democracy and make it flourish. resentative truly respected, loved skill to change. That is why our
Democracy is a system democracy. Some don’t think highly and valued by the people is a role Hluttaw representatives should
based on the people. How to get Support of the people must about Hluttaw representatives. model not only for the present value themselves and value the
the support of the people? What be obtained to get into the Hlut- Some hope for higher positions Hluttaw representatives but for country. I conclude by urging all
is it that the people want? What taw and become a Hluttaw rep- after becoming Hluttaw repre- all the future Hluttaw represent- to nurture our democratic nurs-
are their expectations? What are resentative. All candidates are to sentatives. But there is no one atives. We are strengthening the ery with cetana, metta, knowl-
their worries? Political parties learn how to obtain the support of more honorable than a dutiful base of our democratic system edge and courage.
have to study this before they the people as they try to get into and responsible Hluttaw repre- once there is this role model.
enter the election for the Hlut- the Hluttaw. Once in the Hluttaw, sentative in a democratic system. A nursery is not to be left (Unofficial Translation by ZM)

Speaker of Amyotha Hluttaw Mahn Win Khaing Than presents a commemorative gift to Deputy Speaker of Pyithu Hluttaw U Tun Tun Hein presents a commemorative gift to
Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint.  PHOTO: MNA (NEWS ON PAGE-1) Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe.  PHOTO: MNA (NEWS ON PAGE-1)

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi receives

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister
State Counsellor of the Repub-
lic of the Union of Myanmar
received Mr. Prak Sokhonn,
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister for Foreign Affairs
and International Cooperation
of the Kingdom of Cambodia
who has been in Myanmar to
attend the 2nd Meeting of Joint
Commission for Bilateral Coop-
eration between Myanmar and
Cambodia at the Presidential
Palace on 1 February 2019.
During the meeting, the
State Counsellor and Deputy
Prime Minister and Minister
for Foreign Affairs and Interna-
tional Cooperation of the King-
dom of Cambodia discussed
various issues on promoting
bilateral relations, economic
and socio-cultural cooperation,
exchange of high level visit be-
tween the two countries and
enhancing people-to-people State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi meets with Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Mr. Prak Sokhonn at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw. 
contacts. PHOTO: MNA
They also discussed to
enhance cooperation among the challenges facing them and were U Min Thu, Union Minis- ion Minister for International fairs, Ambassador of Cambodia
developing countries at the in- in the areas of mutual interests. ter for the Office of the Union Cooperation, Senior Officials to Myanmar and Senior Offi-
ternational fora in addressing Also present at the meeting Government, U Kyaw Tin, Un- from the Ministry of Foreign Af- cials from Cambodia.—MNA

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing meets locals, departmental

officials, militia in Khaunglanphu, Kachin State
TAT M A D AW C o m m a n d - State, Putao District, Khaun- with local elders, ethnic nation- yesterday afternoon. ready-to-eat meals while Un-
er-in-Chief Senior General Min glanphu town and discussed als, departmental officials and First, the township ad- ion Minister for Border Affair
Aung Hlaing went to Kachin regional development matters members of the people’s militia ministrator explained about Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Command-
particulars of Khaunglanphu er-in-Chief (Navy) Admiral
region, status of road com- Tin Aung San, Command-
munication and requirements er-in-Chief (Air Force) Gener-
while a local elder submitted al Maung Maung Kyaw, high
requirements for Khaunglan- ranking officers from the Of-
phu region development. fice of the Commander-in-Chief
The Tatmadaw Com- (Army) presented foods such as
mander-in-Chief said the co- eggs, instant noodles, MEC Tel
operation of the local people telephone handsets and SIM
was required in conducting cards to the people. TheTat-
development of Khaunglan- madaw Commander-in-Chief,
phu and that the local people wife and party then cordially
must protect regional stability, greeted the local populace.
peace, above ground and un- Afterwards the Tatmadaw
derground resources. As the Commander-in-Chief and party
drug problem would affect and went to a welfare shop opened
slow down regional develop- by Northern Command for peo-
ment, entry of drugs must be ple of Khaunglanphu town.
totally prevented. Town folks From there the Tatmad-
and elders should coordinate aw Commander-in-Chief and
with departments for rice suffi- party went to inspect the
ciency in the region, producing status of constructing Mag-
of appropriate food and goods, wayza-Khaunglanphu road
said the Tatmadaw Command- according to news released
er-in-Chief. by the Office of the Tatmadaw
Senior General Min Aung Hlaing greets local people in Khaunglanphu, Kachin State.  Next, the Tatmadaw Com- Commander-in-Chief. — MNA
PHOTO: OFFICE OF THE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF mander-in-Chief presented (Translated by Zaw Min)

Union Minister U Kyaw Tint Swe attends Chinese New Year celebration

U NION Minister for the Of-

fice of the State Counsellor
U Kyaw Tint Swe and wife Daw
In such a beautiful and pleas-
ant Chinese New Year event, it is
wished in conclusion that may
May Yin Tun attended the Chi- the people of People’s Republic
nese New Year celebration of of China be happy. May there
the People’s Republic of China be stronger Myanmar-China all
(PRC) held at the residence of round strategic cooperation re-
Ambassador of PRC to Myanmar lation and friendship. May there
in Yangon yesterday afternoon. be increase in peace, luck, pros-
The ceremony was also at- perity and social security of the
tended by Union Minister for Re- people of the two countries. May
ligious Affairs and Culture Thura the Ambassador and embassy
U Aung Ko and wife, Peace Com- staff succeed in their works. May
mission Chairman Dr. Tin Myo the guests be healthy and pros-
Win and wife, Yangon Command perous said the Union Minister
Commander Maj-Gen Thet Pone in conclusion.
and wife, Deputy Minister for Next, Union Ministers U
Construction U Kyaw Lin, Yan- Kyaw Tint Swe, Thura U Aung
gon Region ministers, Yangon Ko, Ambassador Mr. Hong Liang
Region Hluttaw Deputy Speaker, and party observed the Myan-
high ranking Tatmadaw officers, mar-China traditional culture
departmental officials, ambassa- Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe delivers the speech at the Chinese New
dances and entertainment per-
Year celebration of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in Yangon.   PHOTO: MNA
dors and diplomats from foreign formed and took commemorative
embassies in Yangon and invited with the family in the New Year had reached a historically unique thusiastically in the People’s Re- group photo.
guests. and noticed that it is a very impor- high level. public of China’s Belt and Road Afterwards an opening cer-
At the ceremony Ambassa- tant day for the Chinese people. In addition to this, China’s Initiative and will continue coop- emony of a photo exhibition on
dor of PRC to Myanmar Mr. Hong Participating happily and meet- support and firm stance with un- eration toward the mutual benefit the 40th anniversary of People’s
Liang delivered a message of ing with Ambassador of China derstanding toward Myanmar in of the people of the two countries Republic of China’s open door
greeting followed by Union Min- and other guests is believed to the international arena is highly within the frame of the project. policy and reform processes was
ister for the Office of the State be renewing the Myanmar-China valued. People’s Republic of Chi- Looking at the bilateral trade held where Union Ministers U
Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe ad- Paukphaw relation as well as feel- na is providing positive supports and investment sector, People’s Kyaw Tint Swe, Thura U Aung
dressing the ceremony. ing like meeting with old friends. to Myanmar’s peace and national Republic of China still stands as Ko, Peace Commission Chair-
In his address, the Union Republic of the Union of My- reconciliation processes as well the country that had invested the man Dr. Tin Myo Win, Yangon
Minister spoke of his happiness anmar had a long border with as economic and technical sup- most in Myanmar. It is wished Command Commander, Deputy
in being able to participate with People’s Republic of China and port for the development of My- that this is continued for the mu- Minister, Ambassador Mr. Hong
Ambassador Mr. Hong Liang, dip- is good neighboring countries. anmar people. It is believed that tual benefit of the people of the Liang simultaneously cut the cer-
lomats and staff of the embassy, In addition to raising the bilateral this will continue. two countries. emonial ribbon.
diplomats, ethnic Chinese in My- Paukphaw relation to all round Mr. Xi Jinping’s policy of According to the calendar of This was followed by Union
anmar and distinguished guest strategic cooperation relation, “Common Destiny of Mankind” China, 2019 is the Year of the Pig Ministers U Kyaw Tint Swe, Thu-
in the traditionally and culturally there is a deep development in or “Community of Common Des- and represents luck and overall ra U Aung Ko and party observ-
important New Year ceremony of regional and international coop- tiny” is noticeable. Only when good fortune. As such in 2019, ing the exhibited photos.
the people of China. eration. there is cooperation with mutual there is a full and complete belief Finally Ambassador of PRC
For the Chinese people, it is Especially mutual trust and trust aimed toward equal devel- that cooperation between the two to Myanmar Mr. Hong Liang and
becoming a tradition for family friendship between the leaders of opment can there be stability and countries will expand for good wife hosted a Chinese New Year
members to come back from far the two countries were firmly es- peace in the world. luck and overall good fortune of dinner for the attendees. — MNA
off places to have dinner together tablished and bilateral relations Myanmar is participating en- the people of the two countries. (Translated by Zaw Min)

Myanmar, Cambodia hold 2nd Meeting of Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation
THE 2nd Meeting of Joint Com- the two sides to develop the tour-
mission for Bilateral Cooper- ism sector by operating direct air
ation between Myanmar and links between Bagan and Angkor
Cambodia was held at the Min- and to discuss possible signing
istry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi of the MoU in further promoting
Taw on 1 Feburary 2019 at 10:00 religious and cultural affairs; to
am. The meeting was co-chaired jointly celebrate the 65th Anni-
by U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister versary of the establishment of
for International Cooperation diplomatic relations between the
of the Republic of the Union of two countries in 2020, to promote
Myanmar and Mr. PRAK Sok- people-to-people contacts; to en-
honn, Deputy Prime Minister hance cooperation in culture,
and Minister of Foreign Affairs education, forestry, environment
and International Cooperation of and economic sectors between
the Kingdom of Cambodia. the two countries; and to work
During the Meeting, the together at the regional and in- The 2nd Meeting of Joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation between Myanmar and Cambodia being
two Ministers touched on a ternational fora on the issues of convened at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA
wide range of issues relating to mutual interest and concerns. International Cooperation, host- Cooperation and the delegation and International Cooperation of
promote bilateral relations and The two Ministers signed ed a luncheon in honour of Mr. at Mount Pleasant Hotel in Nay the Kingdom of Cambodia left
cooperation; to enhance coop- the Agreed Minutes after the PRAK Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Pyi Taw at 12 noon. Mr. PRAK Myanmar in the evening on 1
eration in trade and investment meeting. After the meeting, U Minister and Minister for For- Sokhonn, Deputy Prime Minister February 2019.—MNA (Trans-
sectors; to coordinate between Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for eign Affairs and International and Minister for Foreign Affairs lated by Zaw Min)

Cultivating the Hailing 72 Anniversary of Union Day nd MYANMAR GAZETTE

Heads of service
Union spirit will We solemnly pledge to preserve the Union and
organizations confirmed
and appointed

keep us pure its heritage for perpetuity 1. The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has
confirmed the appointment of Daw Tin Nwe Soe, Director-General,
Office of the Union Judiciary Supervision under the Supreme Court
of the Union upon expiry of the one-year probationary period.
By Maung Maung Kyaw independence; we have not en- the citizens must have the equal are easy to discuss, but hard to 2. The President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar has

HE Union spirit can be defined as the mental out- joyed the peace at all until today. opportunities of rights. implement, with many challenges appointed the following persons as heads of service organizations

look that has helped keep all ethnic nationals united Y mind is still fresh Although we have tried in many When the equal rights are not and have to work and cooperate shown against each on probation from the date they assume charge
in the most difficult of times. In Myanmar, where with the words of ways in different and successive guaranteed in the society, the in- with different types of people. of their duties.
people from over a hundred different ethnic races State Counsellor eras for changes, the worse things dividual would antagonize each If we could have been work- Name Appointment
live, the Union spirit is vital. It is this spirit which can bring Daw Aung San Suu were there much more than the other and the community would ing in unity in the nation building (1) U Than Zaw Director-General
ethnic races together, help the perpetuation of the Union, and Kyi who talked about Myanma’s good things. Therefore, we are try- clash with one another, and even- since the independence, then we Director Department of Oil & Gas Planning
ensure peace and stability. democratic transition at the fo- ing to build a democratic system tually ended up in killings and fall would be enjoying the fruits of Administration Department Ministry of Electricity and Energy
All ethnic nationals must cultivate the Union spirit in the rum held in Nay Pyi Taw on 11 with justice. dead into utter devastation. liberty with all the luxury by this Myanma Oil & Gas Enterprise
deepest recesses of their mind. Only with the Union spirit can August 2017. Each and every one must time. Only in a later time, we have Ministry of Electricity
the country’s citizens achieve non-disintegration of the Union, Myanmar State Counsellor National Anthem have clear state of mind and have changed our mind and work with and Energy
harmonious coexistence, and national unity. Daw Aung San Suu Kyi urged peo- The road map of the state righteous ideology, only then the new concept and outlook. Some
Our Union, which had survived intact for over thousands ple to understand other people’s leaders being aspired for the fu- people could be termed as digni- people follow the path of changes, (2) Professor Dr. Hla Hla Win Rector
of years, disintegrated when the colonialists took over the feelings and hopes for the sake ture of the nation after regaining fied people. Loving kindness is to and some adamantly remained Professor/Dean University of Public Health,
country. The Union spirit inherited from our forefathers of internal peace and to get rid of independence had been clearly be spread out by all to one another as usual in the dogmatic ideas. University of Medicine 1, Yangon
also diminished during colonial rule. Ethnic nationals a self-conceited mindset as they mentioned and included in the in the nation. Some remained opposite, some Yangon Department of Human Resource
ceased cordial relations with each other. Our strong Union consider the country’s transition national anthem. antagonize, and some remained Department of Human for Health
spirit was systematically dis- to full democracy. By referring these aspira- Democratic System indifferent, making hindrances Resource for Health Ministry of Health and Sports
mantled. “If we don’t have such under- tions, the State Counsellor had We can see and witness that and difficulties on the way to re- Ministry of Health and Sports
Honesty and integrity standing we cannot work efficient- clarified in her speech with re- the nation is heading for a dem- form and development as a union.

The hearts are the hallmark of ethnic

nationals. Each of them loves
ly for the successful democratic
transition, our unity and peace in
gards to the nation building. The
messages in the national anthem
ocratic system with justice and
liberty as aspired by Bogyoke Looking forward at the des-

Professor Dr. Htay Hla
Pro rector
University of Medicine, Magway
of all ethnic
the land, the water, and the the country,” she said. must be inscribed in the hearts of Aung San, the fallen leaders, the University of Medicine 2, Department of Human Resource
people who live in the Un- State Counsellor Daw Aung all the citizens and people from all national leaders, and the citizens. In the post Second World Yangon for Health
ion. They coexist peacefully San Suu Kyi made these words in nationalities residing in the un- In changing the system, War period, most of the nations Department of Human Ministry of Health and Sports
national are and encourage and support
each other. Under colonial
her inaugural address delivered
at the Forum on Myanmar Dem-
ion, and they must work to uphold
them. Therefore, we could visual-
the journey is rather tough and
bumpy, and also adventurous.
stepped into transition and
worked for development, however,

Resource for Health
Ministry of Health and Sports

pure and rule, our innocent ethnic

nationals had their pure
ocratic Transition which kicked
off on 11 August 2017 at Myanmar
ize the implementation of three
factors in crafting the democracy
When we talked about democracy,
it comes along with the rights and
Myanmar left far behind to other
countries due to disunity. It is the

with the help

hearts stained, their spirit International Convention Centre federal union. the responsibility, and that if one time for all the citizens to work in
and inherent integrity — 2 (MICC-2). The meaning of the national is expecting only the rights, then zest and zeal for the reform and
cultivated over thousands The following are highlights anthem is very much important tering, long live Myanmar! structure, and that it reflects un- the person is not worth with the in building the nation for justice
of the Union of years — broken, almost
entirely. They were divided
of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi speech. and valuable as it referred and
expounded the short and clear
We love our land because this
is our real inheritance.
ion spirit with independence char-
acter and centered with justice.
democratic values. and independence as suggested 72nd Anniversary (2019)
spirit, we and conquered. Path to democracy ways and means that the citizens We will sacrifice our lives to Moreover, the justice and the Union Day National Objectives
However, all ethnic na- The path to democracy needs must build the nation. protect our country, independence go hand in hand The messages in the national anthem
must wash
tionals displayed their unity to be correct and dignified. Some It also clearly mentioned This is our nation, this is our without deviating from the intend-
through the Panglong spirit. think what counts, is to reach the the aspiration of our leaders and land and it belongs to us. ed route. The literati of that era
must be inscribed in the hearts of all the 1. All ethnic nationals to work with collective strength for
They fought valiantly for in- goal regardless of whatever ways the forefathers how they have Being our nation and our had referred and indicated the citizens and people from all nationalities non-disintegration of the Union, non-disintegration of
away any dependence. The freedom of
the entire Union was envi-
and means are used. But I have a
different opinion. If we follow the
visualize and how they intend to
maintain its position as a unified
land, let us do good causes to our
nation in unity!
whole nature of the union in the
writings, where justice has been
residing in the union, and they must national unity, perpetuation of national sovereignty; and to
work for preservation and protection of the above.

attempts to sioned through their rejuve- wrong path, we will not achieve nation. The messages in the na- And this is our very duty to prioritized. work to uphold them. 2. To strive for the emergence of a Constitution that is in align-
nated Union spirit. But while what we want even if we reach tional anthem must be upheld and our invaluable land. When there is no justice, the ment and harmony with the Democratic Federal Union.

discolor or
they achieved freedom, the the goal. The goal itself cannot be seriously vowed in the hearts by environment would be filled with 3. To strive for the success of the Union Peace Conference
spirit of the ethnic nationals dignified. That is why we need to all the citizens and the nationali- Poetic translation of the sec- mistrust and dissatisfaction, and Democracy means the pro- in the national anthem. We must – 21st Century Panlong and thence till the success of the
was once again shattered, follow the correct path in a digni- ties residing in the union. ond verse in other words, it tantamount to motion of interests of the people, have to try for peace and quality internal peace process.
taint them. and, for some time, unity
and solidarity seemed out
fied manner.
The path the country walked Literal translation of both
We shall love; forevermore
Myanmar is the land of our
bullying and high handedness by
depriving the human rights and
and in other words, it is to pri-
oritize the greater good of the
of rights with clear ideology. We
must preserve and maintain the
4. All union nationals to cooperate and work in “Unity and
Harmony” for rule of law and for the people to be secure
of reach. after gaining independence was verses fathers of yore! independence of the citizens. people. legacy of our ancestors by keeping and free from danger.
To build a peaceful Union not smooth. A change can be a Where justice and independ- Giving our lives for our un- When justice prevails, the Human being is naturally a the Union sealed with eternity 5. All union citizens to be able to enjoy good education and
we must first establish peace. We must proliferate the Union change for the better or a change ence prevail, ion we fight, conditions could create the so- body and soul of greed that always while stepping into the path to the adequate health care protection.
spirit to bring about a Union built on honest policies. We must for the worse. Our country start- This is our nation, this is our This is our country, our land, ciety into peace and tranquility, look forward for self interest, and destination for federal democratic
cultivate the Union spirit. In the present day, all ethnic nationals ed with democratic norms, from land. ours by right. and therefore, we must never lose therefore, they tend to hold tight Union. Therefore, let us pledge in
are displaying affection and unity towards each other. They are which we deviated. So, we have Where equality and rightful We, for her the tasks respon- sight on the justice and independ- only on the personal interest. In preserving and maintaining the
making efforts to participate in the 21st Century Panglong to bring walked on the road to democ- policy prevail, sibly shoulder, ence. the democratic transition, there Union handed down by our nation-
about peace.
The hearts of all ethnic national are pure and with the
racy to put the country back on
the right path to democracy with life,
For people to lead a peaceful As we'll stand in duty to this,
our precious land. Peace for all human beings
might be the frictions, the chal-
lenges, and the conflicts, and all
al leaders and ancestors, sacrific-
ing our lives in case of danger on
help of the Union spirit, we must wash away any attempts to peaceful, non-violent ways. This is our nation, this is our Peace is very much impor- these are to be settled through possible shattering of the country. Thin Thin May,
discolor or taint them. We must bring about equality and unity When we are trying to land. tant for an independent nation, peaceful means without violence. This land is ours, and this land is
to our Union and all ethnic nationals who traverse together change, it is not easy, she added. We solemnly pledge to pre- It started with justice as peace could bring to the peo- This is the way of democracy. mine, and therefore let us pledges 09251022355
through thick and thin. The writer of this article has serve the Union and its heritage When we are looking at the ple all the liberty, freedom and to work for the greater good of the
duly noted the speech. for perpetuity. national anthem, we could clearly emancipation. For such tranquil Transition Union by all the nationalities. 09974424848
Despite we regained our Until the world ends up shat- see the arrangement of the union peace to enjoy by the people, all The transition and the reform Translated by UMT (Ahlon)

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Level crossings on western side of Yangon
Aye Min Soe
Circular Railway to be upgraded this month


Kyaw Myaing

THE Myanma Railways will
Zaw Min upgrade level crossings on the
Zaw Htet Oo western side of Yangon Circular
Win Ko Ko Aung
Railway, between Kyimyindine
INTERNATIONAL NEWS EDITOR and Insein stations, in Febru-
Ye Htut Tin, ary, said U Tun Aung Thin, the General Manager of Myanma
Railways (Lower Myanmar).
Tun Tun Naing (Editor), During the upgrade pro- ject, some roads will be closed
Nwe Nwe Tun (Sub-editor),
completely, while some will be
kept partially open. The MR will
TRANSLATORS work with related departments
Khaing Thanda Lwin, to ensure the public do not face
Hay Mar Tin Win,
Ei Myat Mon
any transportation difficulties,
Kyaw Zin Lin he said.
Kyaw Zin Tun “The project to upgrade the A locomotive runs on the Yangon Circular Railway at Yangon Central Railway Station. 
western portion of the Yangon PHOTO: PHOE KHWAR
Nyein Nyein Ei, Circular Railway Line com- While the level crossings are “Complete closure of the two eastern part of the Yangon rail- menced on 21 November. We being upgraded, access to one streets during the project to up- way, while the A1 Company will
cannot avoid road closure while half of the Ywama Kyaung Street grade the level crossings may work on the western part.
Kyaw Zeya Win @ Phoe Khwar
implementing the level crossing will be closed, in turn, for six days cause difficulties to commuters,” The western part from In-
project. We will first submit the between 3 and 14 February. said Region Hluttaw representa- sein to Kyimyindine railway sta-
COMPUTER TEAM project outline to the Yangon Similarly, the Parami Street tive Daw Khaing Mar Htay from tions, spanning 5.5 miles, and the
Tun Zaw, Thein Ngwe,
Region government. At a later will be partially shut, first one Hlaing constituency. eastern part from Danyingon to
Zaw Zaw Aung, Ye Naing Soe,
Hnin Pwint, Kay Khaing Win, time, we will notify the public half and then the other. Half of In response to her concern, Paywatseikgone, spanning 7.25
Sanda Hnin, Thein Htwe through the railway stations,” Say War Factory Street will be U Tun Aung Thin said the rail- miles, are being upgraded simul-
said U Tun Aung Thin. The Yan- kept closed, alternately, for five ways will draw a plan so roads taneously, starting 21 December
(+95) (01)8604529,
gon Circular Railway Line pro- days between 8 and 17 February. need not be closed completely 2018.
Fax — (+95) (01) 8604305 ject will include upgrade of level Okkyin Station Street will be and people can travel smooth- The Yangon circular railway
crossings at Ywama Kyaung completely closed for 5 days be- ly. The upgrade project has is scheduled to be completed by
Street, Kamayut Station, Okkyin tween 3 and 7 February. Kamayut been divided into two parts. The the end of 2019, said U Tun Aung
San Lwin, (+95) (01) 8604532,
Hotline - 09 974424114 Station, and Parami and Say Station Street will also remain Shwetaung Company will con- Thin.
War Factory streets, he said. shut between 10 and 14 February. duct the upgrade work on the (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)
( +95) (01) 8604530,
Hotline - 09 974424848
Pontaung Ponnyar area set to be 18th CBT destination

THE Magway Region’s Direc- destination in Myanmar. filled with the sound generated Hotels and Tourism Ministry is of-
Printed and published at the Global New
Light of Myanmar Printing Factory at torate of Hotels and Tourism is “The Htanpingon Village is by weaving looms. Camps have fering courses on organic dyeing,
No.150, Nga Htat Kyee Pagoda Road, Bahan planning a Community-based naturally scenic. Travellers can been installed in peanut fields, running a motorcycle workshop,
Township, Yangon, by the Global New Light Tourism (CBT) destination observe the livelihood, traditions, where visitors can enjoy the sun- hotels and tourism, and commu-
of Myanmar Daily under Printing Permit No.
00510 and Publishing Permit No. 00629.
at Htanpingon village, Hteelin and customs of the Taungtha peo- rise and take in the local sights,” nity development.
Township, Pontaung Ponnyar ple. They can even visit the creek said local residents. Preparations Myanmar’s 17 CBT destina- area, Gangaw District, where and waterfall. Amber is also found have been made for a year to set tions were created without us-
the Taungtha ethnic people live. in the place. Therefore, the CBT up the CBT in Htanpingon Vil- ing government funds, but with
At present, there are two destination may attract foreign- lage. A village-led CBT commit- financial support from donors
CBT destinations in Magway Re- ers,” said U Myint Sein, the head tee was formed and educational and companies. The Magway
gion — Myaing CBT and Magyee- of the Magway Region’s Directo- programmes related to CBT are Region’s Directorate of Hotels
kan CBT in Chauk Township. The rate of Hotels and Tourism. being conducted. The villagers and Tourism has invited donors
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism “Our tradition is not being have also had a chance to attend to help set up the 3rd CBT in the
has approved CBT in 17 areas, conserved just for show. There a basic English language course. region and accommodate tour-
including two in Magway Region. are 80 traditional looms in 120 In cooperation with the Small- ists. — Zeyatu (Magway)
Htanpingon will be the 18th CBT households and the village is scale Industries Department, the (Translated by Ei Myat Mon)

Myanmar’s maritime exports reach $2.8 bln

Write for us MYANMAR’S maritime exports billion in the 2017-2018FY. My- in the 2013-2014FY, $8.23 billion tured goods, and other miscella-
We appreciate your feedback and between 1 October and 25 Jan- anmar shipped goods worth $5.9 in the 2014-2015FY, $6.5 billion in neous products.
contributions. If you have any comments uary in the 2018-2019 fiscal year billion to overseas buyers through 2015-2016FY, and $7 billion in the During the October-Janu-
or would like to submit editorials,
analyses or reports please email touched US$2.83 billion, up $495 the sea routes during the 2018 2016-2017FY. ary period, the country’s border million, or 21.24 per cent, from mini-budget period (from April Myanmar primarily uses exports totalled $1.8 billion, with
with your name and title.
Due to limitation of space we are only the corresponding period of the through September). maritime routes for export of goods shipped mainly to neigh-
able to publish “Letter to the Editor” previous FY, the Ministry of Com- According to data from the goods, shipping seven major bouring China, India, Thailand,
that do not exceed 500 words. Should
you submit a text longer than 500 words merce reported on Friday. ministry, the value of Myanmar’s groups of commodities, namely, and Bangladesh.—Swe Nyein
please be aware that your letter will be The country’s maritime maritime exports stood at $6.8 bil- agro, animal, fisheries and for- (Translated by Khaing
export reached a peak of $9.3 lion in the 2012-2013FY, $8.4 billion est products, minerals, manufac- Thanda Lwin)
Projects signed to electrify
Nagata Advertisement Co., Ltd. donates new
193,000 households elementary school building to Kachin State
A ceremony to cel-
ebrate the completion of
the new school building
and to donate by Nagata
Advertising Co., Ltd. (head
office Tsushima-shi, Ichi-
ro Nagata, Myanmar) to
Kachin State’s Bankar Yang
Elementary School in My-
anmar was held on 31 Jan-
uary, 2019. The ceremony
was attended by officials of
Kachin State Government,
Chairman of the Japan-My-
anmar Association Hideha-
ru Watanabe and others.
The ceremony was
held to celebrate the com- The company estab- a spon-sor company will be
pletion of the new school lished NAGATA Myanmar set up within the school as
Officials sign the agreement at the ceremony between Ministry of Electricity and Energy building at Mayan Village, Co., Ltd. in Myanmar and is a result of the donation of
and twelve awarded companies in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA Bankayan Elementary develop-ing an infrastruc- school build-ings, and we
School (150 students in ture development project plan to develop it to tens of
THE Electricity Supply and Energy, said efforts cent of project-related ma- Kachin). At the ceremo-ny, with advertisement to re- thousands of public schools
dignitaries from the Kachin build Myanmar’s mailbox to and university campuses
Enterprise (ESE) under are being made to meet chineries and equipments
State Government, Chair- a Japanese type post with throughout the country.
the Ministry of Electricity the ministry’s electrifica- such as transformers, con- man of Japan-Myanmar advertisement, as well as At the ceremony, after
and Energy and 12 compa- tion target of 55 per cent crete electric pillars, power Asso -ciation Hideharu many projects. a greeting from the guests
nies on Thursday signed by 2020 and 75 per cent cables, and related acces- Watanabe and villagers We have implemented including Mr. Watanabe,
were welcomed by local advertising infrastructure the dignitar-ies gave a sta-
agreements for the imple- by 2025, under the goal sories.
traditional Kachin dance. development projects such tionery as a souvenir from
mentation of electrification to increase the supply of Construction work on This elementary school as in-stalling recycle bins President Ichiro Nagata to
projects in seven areas, in- electricity throughout the the first phase of the NEP building was built by dona- with advertisements and 150 students. Nagata Adver-
cluding the Nay Pyi Taw country by 2030. will begin next month. The tion of Nagata Advertising map advertisements in Ba- tising Co., Ltd. is committed
Co., Ltd. (Head Office is gan. to continuing to assist infra-
Union Territory. The WB granted first phase targets to elec- Also, it is now planned structure development for
at Tsushima-shi, Aichi pre-
At the signing cer- US$400 million to Myan- trify 5,080 villages located fecture, with Ichiro Nagata, that a bulletin board with Myanmar citizens on the
emony held in Nay Pyi mar to implement the within two miles of the na- Presi-dent). an advertisement space of occasion of this event.
Taw, U Saw Win Maung, National Electrification tional grid. Upon comple-
the Managing Director Plan, developed between tion of this phase, a total
of the Electricity Supply
Enterprise inked construc-
May 2013 and August 2014,
with $1.5 million funds al-
of 626,757 households will
have access to electricity
Thailand-Myanmar border trade
tion agreements with rep-
resentatives from the 12
located under the head of
Sustainable Energy for All
through the national grid.
The ministry said the
value doubles in Oct-Jan
companies which won the (SE4ALL) initiative. The implementation of the sec- THE value of border trade current 2018-2019FY, trade at Myeik, $70.6 million at
tenders for the projects. ministry’s grid extension ond phase of the project will between Myanmar and surged at the Hteekhee Kawthoung, $19.86 million
The newly signed C1- projects are currently be- be finalized in late Septem- neighboring Thailand be- gate, raising the total val- at Tachilek, $6.9 million at
W2, C1-W3, C1-W4 and C1- ing implemented with $310 ber in 2021, and it will tar- tween 1 October and 18 ue of Myanmar-Thailand Mawtaung, and $0.64 mil-
W5 projects are part of the million from the WB grant, get villages situated within January touched a high border trade. lion at Maese.
ministry’s National Electri- and the remaining $90 mil- five miles of the national of US$1 billion, double the Of the seven border Myanmar primarily ex-
fication Plan (NEP), which lion has been earmarked grid. Upon completion of figure recorded in the cor- trade points between My- ports fishery products such
is being carried out by the for off-grid rural electrifi- Phases I and II, a total of responding period of the anmar and Thailand, the as crab, fish, and shrimp,
ESE with loans provided cation projects that will be 1,032,411 households will previous FY, according to Tachilek, Myawady, and as well as onions, sesame,
by the World Bank (WB). carried out by the Ministry have access to electricity, data released by the Min- Myeik gates witnessed a dry tea leaves, coconut, and
The agreements target of Agriculture, Livestock increasing the country’s istry of Commerce. small decrease in trade in turmeric to Thailand. It im-
to electrify 193,013 house- and Irrigation. electrification rate to about For the same period the current financial year, ports capital goods such as
holds in Rakhine, Chin, As an initial stage, the 9.5 per cent. In 2021, the of the 2017-2018FY, Thai- while the remaining gates machinery, raw industrial
and Shan states, Sagaing, ministry is currently im- country’s electrification land-Myanmar trade was registered an increase in goods such as cement and
Magway, and Bago regions, plementing grid extension rate is expected to rise to valued at $455.9 million. trade. fertilizers, consumer goods
and Nay Pyi Taw. to electrify 5,080 villages 55 per cent.—MNA Normally, the Myawady The value of trade such as cosmetics, and food
At the signing ceremo- located within two miles gate sees the largest trade stood at $579.6 million at products.—Ko Htet
ny, U Win Khaing, the Un- of the national grid. The (Translated by among the Myanmar-Thai- Hteekhee, $249.57 million (Translated by Ei
ion Minister for Electricity ministry has bought 60 per Khaing Thanda Lwin) land checkpoints. In the at Myawady, $78 million Myat Mon)

Gold prices hit new peak at K 1,060,000 per tical

By Nyein Nyein local market can be attrib- a new high of K 1,050,000 Global gold price was K 1,040,000 on 31 October. of K 1,043,000 on 29 De-
uted to the rise in global per tical on 4 January, and recorded at US$1,283 per In the month of Novem- cember. Domestic gold
GOLD continued its up- gold prices,” said U Ohn then, touched a record K ounce on 25 January and ber, the rates touched a prices have stayed above
ward trend in the domes- Myaing, the chairman of 1,060,000 per tical on 30 rose by $37 within a week low of K 1,027,100 on K 900,000 per tical since 21
tic market on the back the Myanmar Gold Entre- January, said gold traders. to touch $1,320 per ounce 30 November and a July, 2017. With global gold
of high global gold pric- preneurs Association. The local market wit- by January-end. high of K 1,044,500 on 2 prices increasing, domes-
es, with domestic prices With global gold prices nessed higher consump- During the fourth November. tic gold prices touched a
touching a fresh record at at their peak, the price of tion than sales, said U Myo quarter of 2018, local gold In the month of De- high of Ks1,047,700 on 20
K 1,060,000 per tical on 30 the yellow metal has been Myint, the chair of the Yan- prices reached a minimum cember, gold prices re- September last year.
January. gradually climbing in the gon Region Gold Entrepre- of K 969,000 per tical on 1 corded a low of K 987,000 (Translated by Ei Myat
“The high rates in the domestic market. Gold hit neurs Association. October and a maximum of on 4 December and a high Mon)

Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu

attends harvesting of sugar
cane model plot in Nay Pyi Taw
UNION Minister for Ag- requirement of the con-
riculture, Livestock and sumers, data and informa-
Irrigation Dr. Aung Thu tion supporting the draw-
attended a harvesting ing up of future plans for
ceremony of sugar cane the country and effect of
model plot for assuring these on the politics and
output of sugar cane held economy and to strive
at Nay Pyi Taw Council toward accuracy of work
area Pobbathiri Township, sector wise numbers.
Letha Village-tract on the During this sug-
morning of 31 January. ar cane season Nay Pyi
At the ceremony, offi- Taw, Pobbathiri Township
cials first explained about planted 2106 acres ear-
stages of harvesting the marked for model sugar
model plot and Union cane plots and according
Minister Dr. Aung Thu to the day’s calculation on
observed the harvesting harvesting of the sugar
of the model plot and cal- cane model plots the out-
culation of output. The Un- put averages 53.17 ton per
ion Minister remarked to acre, it is learnt.—MNA
note the production and (Translated by Zaw Min) Union Minister Dr. Aung Thu inspects the sugar cane model plot set up in Letha Village-tract, Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA

China, Myanmar discuss cooperation Invitation for Open Tender

in ethnic affairs Ministry of Construction
Department of Rural Road Development
1. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a Grant from the Federal
Republic of Germany (KfW bank) through the Ministry of Construction towards the cost
of Rural Development Programme - Phase IV.
2. Department of Rural Road Development under Ministry of Construction intends to
implement , with contract system, the construction of bituminous roads and bridges along
the roads in Taunggyi District and Loilem District, Shan State. Rural roads express as
Union Minister Nai Thet Lwin receives Mr. Li Faun, Chair follow:
of Myanmar-China Economic Cooperation Development No Township Lot No Road Name Road Type Length (Km)
Promotion Association, in Nay Pyi Taw.  PHOTO: MNA
(i) Pinlaung TP-1A Hle Gon-Moene Tharabu Road DBST 7.80
A Chinese delegation led ters related to peace and festival in a bid to develop (ii) Pinlaung TP-1B Moene Tharabu-Kyar Dun Road DBST 6.50
by Mr. Li Faun, Chairman stability at the border are- ethnic areas-based tour- (iii) Pinlaung TP-1C Kyar Dun- In Dain Road DBST 5.10
of the Myanmar-China as of China and Myanmar ism sector and stepping (iv) Pinlaung TP-3A Naung Pi - Ti Lon Road DBST 11.40
Economic Cooperation and the socio economic up efforts for bilateral co-
(v) Pinlaung TP-3B Ti Lon - Moe Oo Road DBST 10.25
Development Promotion development of local eth- operation in ethnic affairs.
(vi) Pinlaung TP-3C Moe Oo - Nam Pha Mu Road DBST 11.35
Association, called on nic people there, cooper- Following the meet-
Union Minister for Ethnic ation between the Minis- ing, the delegation visit- (vii) Loilem LL-1A Mingalar Oo - Ti Hay Road/bridge DBST/Concrete 2.10
Affairs Nai Thet Lwin at try of Ethnic Affairs and ed the ministry’s booth
the latter’s office in Nay the State Ethnic Affairs displaying the traditional 3. Procurement will be conducted through National Competitive Bidding (NCB)
Pyi Taw yesterday. At the Commission of China, costumes of the ethnic Procedures and under the laws and regulations governing public procurement within the
meeting, they cordially conducting China-Myan- peoples.—MNA Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
and openly discussed and mar ethnics festivals likes (Translated by
4. Interested companies may obtain further information and may inspect the complete
exchanged views on mat- Yangon’s ethnics culture Kyaw Zin Lin)
bidding documents, and may purchase a set of the documents upon payment of a non-
refundable fee of MMK-65000 at International Relationship and Legal division of

Former police captain released after one year in Department of Rural Road Development.
5. A pre-bid conference will be held in the Meeting Room of the DRRD at (25-2-
jail for breaking Police Disciplinary Act 2019) at 10:00AM. Each bidder is invited to attend the conference with maximum two
MOE Yan Naing, a former
police captain, released from 6. Bids must be delivered to the address below on or before (18-3-2019). Late bids will
Insein Correctional Depart- be rejected.
ment yesterday after one 7. Interested companies may obtain further information at following address:
year in jail under Section 16
(b)/22 of the Police Discipli- Daw Tin Moe Myint
nary Act.—Myo Min Thein Deputy Director General
(Mayangon) (Translated by Department of Rural Road Development
Kyaw Zin Lin)
Yan Aung (2) Yard , North of (200) Bedded Hospital ,
Former police captain Moe Yan Pyinmana,
Naing meeting with the press
outside Insein Prison.  PHOTO: Tel/Fax:
MYO GYI Email:,

China-Myanmar Chair of management committee for 72nd

trade declines Union Day meets ethnic cultural troupes
22% in November CHAIRMAN of the Man-
agement Committee for
the 72nd Union Day Cere-
MYANMAR’S bilateral wehaw, Kanpiketee, and mony, Dr. Myo Aung, who is
trade with China in No- Kengtung. also the Nay Pyi Taw Coun-
vember, the second month In the first month of cil Chairman, met with eth-
of the 2018-2019 fiscal year, this FY, Myanmar’s trade nic cultural troupes in Nay
touched about US$870 mil- with China totalled $799.8 Pyi Taw yesterday. During
lion, a decline of about $250 million, with exports the meeting, the Chairman
million, or 22 per cent, as worth $299.5 million and explained agendas for the
against the corresponding imports valued at $500.3 upcoming ceremony for
period of the 2017-2018FY, million. Union Day. He then met
the Ministry of Commerce According to the cordially with leaders
reported. Commerce Ministry, bilat- and members of the eth-
The total trade figure eral trade between the two nic cultural troupes. The
includes $353 million in ex- countries amounted to $5 Chairman then insepcted
ports and $515 million in billion in the 2011-2012FY. the troupes’ temporary
imports. During the same It decreased to $4.957 bil- lodgings, dining hall, clinic,
month in the previous FY, lion in the following finan- libraries, and the sub-com-
China-Myanmar trade ex- cial year. Trade between mittee offices.
ceeded $1 billion, with ex- the two nations increased With the aim of ex-
ports of $616.6 million and to $7 billion in the 2013- changing ethnic tradition-
imports of $500.4 million. 2014FY and reached $9.7 al dances, ethnic cultural Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr. Myo Aung greets ethnic cultural troupes in Nay Pyi Taw. 
Compared with the billion in the 2014-2015FY. troupes from different PHOTO: HTAN PHONE
previous FY, bilateral ex- Sino-Myanmar trade ex- states and regions are
ports have decreased by ceeded $10 billion in the invited to attend the 72nd cultural troupes have ar- State, 40 from Chin State, Shan State and 32 from
$263.3 million this fiscal. 2015-2016 and the 2016- Union Day Ceremony. rived so far, with 63 from 43 from Taninthayi State, Ayeyawady Region. — Han
However, bilateral imports 2017 financial years. A total of 446 ethnic Kachin State, 78 from 34 from Mon State, 36 from Lin Naing (Translated by
have increased by $14.7 During the 2018 nationals from different Kayah State, 43 from Kayin Rakhine State, 77 from Kyaw Zin Lin)
million. mini-budget period
Myanmar’s exports (April-September), bilat-
to China, its top trade
partner, mainly include
eral trade between the
countries exceeded $5.5
agriculture, marine, and billion. Consignees of cargo carried on M.V AREZOO VOY. Consignees of cargo carried on M.V CAPE FLORES
forest products. The coun- The Myanmar In- NO. (SCY1049) are hereby notified that the vessel will be VOY. NO. (113 N/S) are hereby notified that the vessel will
try imports medicines and vestment Commission arriving on 02-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into be arriving on 02-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into
related equipment, con- approved new invest- the premises of M.I.T.T where it will lie at the consignee’s the premises of H.P.T where it will lie at the consignee’s risk
sumer goods, electronic ments from China to the risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions of
appliances, food and bev- tune of over $106 million of the Port of Yangon. the Port of Yangon.
erages, cosmetics, and in the first two months of Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
other commodities from this FY. During the last mi- to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now
China. ni-budget period, China’s declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
Sino-Myanmar trade investments in Myanmar from the Vessel. from the Vessel.
is conducted through sea touched $304.7 million. No claims against this vessel will be admitted after No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
routes as well as border China’s investments in the Claims Day. the Claims Day.
delivers goods to Chi- billion in the 2017-2018 MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY MYANMA PORT AUTHORITY
border trade stations— ( Tr a n s l a t e d b y LINE LINES
Muse, Lwejel, Chinsh- Khaing Thanda Lwin) Phone No: 2301185 Phone No: 2301185


Consignees of cargo carried on M.V ELENAK Consignees of cargo carried on M.V RATANA THIDA Consignees of cargo carried on M.V KUO HSIUNG
VOY. NO. (001) are hereby notified that the vessel will be VOY. NO. (131 W/E) are hereby notified that the vessel VOY. NO. (1097 S/N) are hereby notified that the vessel will
arriving on 02-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into will be arriving on 02-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged be arriving on 02-02-2019 and cargo will be discharged into
the premises of M.I.P.L where it will lie at the consignee’s into the premises of M.I.T.T/A.I.P.T where it will lie at the the premises of A.W.P.T where it will lie at the consignee’s
risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions consignee’s risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws risk and expenses and subject to the byelaws and conditions
of the Port of Yangon. and conditions of the Port of Yangon. of the Port of Yangon.
Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am Damaged cargo will be surveyed daily from 8 am
to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now to 11:20 am and 12 noon to 4 pm to Claim’s Day now
declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo declared as the third day after final discharge of cargo
from the Vessel. from the Vessel. from the Vessel.
No claims against this vessel will be admitted after No claims against this vessel will be admitted after No claims against this vessel will be admitted after
the Claims Day. the Claims Day. the Claims Day.
Phone No: 2301928 Phone No: 2301185 Phone No: 2301185

Myanmar takes steps towards e-Government

THE e-Government Implemen- formation can be distributed to
tation Work Committee held its people, he said.
second work coordination meet- He also suggested the gov-
ing at the Ministry of Transport ernment use current data cen-
and Communications in Nay Pyi tres, instead of establishing new
Taw yesterday. ones.
Speaking at the meeting, U U Thant Zin Maung also
Min Thu, the Chairman of the suggested the same platform
e-Government Implementation be used for the project, as the
Work Committee and Union Min- Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has already
ister for the Office of the Union approved the e-GIDC project.
Government, urged committee Government departments
members to step up efforts to and the private sector are work-
draft and enact the required law, ing together to draft the Cyber
framework, policies, and rules Law and Policy, and the first
and procedures on time as the draft is targeted to be complete
Union Government is commit- in June this year, he said.
ted to providing e-Government Besides, the work com-
services to the people to boost mittee will make efforts for
competitiveness, attract invest- promoting digital literacy and
ment, and ensure transparency, connectivity, he added. At the
accountability, and responsibility. Union Minister U Min Thu addresses the second coordination meeting of the e-Government Implementation meeting, members of the work
To implement the e-Govern- Work Committee in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.  PHOTO: MNA committee and sub-committees
ment system, the e-Government and invited guests discussed the
leading committee and imple- leading committee, said Union the government service network. Communications, said the com- implementation of resolutions
mentation committee were es- Minister U Min Thu. He called for systematic co- mittee will lay down future tasks taken at the first meeting, the
tablished on 23 January last year. “The action plan must be re- operation and coordination be- after reviewing the responses to Myanmar Unicode system, the
When implementing the alistic and effective,” said U Min tween the sub-committees and the e-Government Readiness Radio Frequency ID system, the
tasks containing in the Myanmar Thu, while asking the committee the work committee so tasks can Assessment Survey sent from registration of domain names
e-Government Master Plan, the members to present the findings be implemented effectively. ministries. and e-mail addresses for min-
committee will also have to carry of the survey. Afterwards, U Thant Zin As the Myanmar National istries and State-level bodies,
out tasks which are required and He also asked the commit- Maung, the Vice Chairman of Portal has been opened, cooper- drafting of the Cyber Law, and
demanded from time to time, tee to report on plans for up- the work committee and the Un- ation between ministries needs formation of aid groups.—MNA
after seeking approval from the grade of the quality and safety of ion Minister for Transport and to be increased further so in- (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

Over 55,000 companies registered Myanmar-Singapore trade

on MyCO in last six months up 14% in November
THE bilateral trade between My- Myanmar and Singapore dur-
MORE than 55,000 companies ulations, companies will have to companies to finish re-registra- anmar and Singapore reached ing the 2018 mini-budget period
have registered and re-reg- provide sufficient reasons why tion. Some branches of foreign US$285.5 million in November, (April-September) was valued
istered on the online registry they failed to register before the banks have registered,” said U the second month of fiscal year at $1.997 billion, an increase of
system MyCO over the last six deadline,” said U Myo Min. Myo Min. 2018-2019, recording an increase over $870 million from the same
months, said U Myo Min, the Earlier, over 60,000 compa- As per Chapter III of the of $35 million, or 14.03 per cent, period of the 2016-2017 FY.
director of the Directorate of nies were registered in Myan- notification (66/2018) issued by compared with the correspond- Myanmar delivers goods to
Investment and Company Ad- mar, according to data from the the Ministry of Planning and ing period of the previous FY, Singapore mainly via sea.
ministration (DICA). DICA. More than 10,000 corpo- Finance on 23 July 2018, if an the Ministry of Commerce Trade between the two
MyCO was launched on 1 rates are yet to re-register on existing company fails to re-reg- reported. countries was at its peak in the
August, 2018, and since then, MyCO before the deadline. ister on the electronic registry In November, Myanmar im- 2014-2015FY, reaching almost
more than 10,200 new companies “We are sure all previously system within the deadline, the ported goods worth $257 million $4.9 billion. It decreased to $3.7
and 44,800 existing companies registered companies will not registrar may strike its name off from Singapore and exported billion in the 2015-2016FY. The
have registered and re-regis- re-register. Some companies the register and publish a notice products valued at $28.54 million bilateral trade continued to de-
tered on the online platform, ac- have not contacted us, some in the Gazette. Once the notice is to the ASEAN member state. cline in the 2016-2017FY, touch-
cording to data from the DICA. businesses have been dissolved, published, the company will be Compared with the same ing $2.97 billion.
“The DICA had notified and some have downsized to re- dissolved, while the liability of month in the previous fiscal, Singapore is one of the top
companies to complete regis- duce the number of companies. the directors and the members the value of bilateral exports investors in Myanmar, with in-
tration on MyCo by 31 January. Therefore, the number of regis- of the company shall continue has increased by $46.6 million, vestments of $2.2 billion in the
Those companies which fail to tered companies is expected to to be enforced. while imports have risen by $415 2017-2018FY. During the 2018 mi-
re-register on MyCO before the decline,” said U Aung Naing Oo, Under Section (d) of Chap- million. ni-budget period, Singapore’s in-
deadline will be struck off from the director-general of the DICA. ter III, a registrar may restore Goods traded by the two vestments in Myanmar totalled
the register list. Those who want Some corporates that are an existing company or corpo- countries include agricultural $724 million.
to restore their corporate status yet to re-register may be consid- rate body which has failed to products, footwear, textile and According to the Directo-
will have to shell out a fee, and ered to be running the business re-register, if it provides suf- clothing, minerals, animal prod- rate of Investment and Company
provide sufficient reasons for the wrong way, said U Myo Min, ficient cause before its name ucts, food, rubber and plastics, Administration, Myanmar has
failing to register,” according director of the DICA. is struck off the register. Such fuel, capital goods, intermedi- approved eight new investment
to the DICA. “They seem to stand as cor- companies will be restored after ate goods, consumer products, projects worth $606 million from
“Companies must not think porates, but they do not operate they shell out a fee, which will be metals, chemicals, and other Singapore in the current FY.—
that they can register by paying their business in the correct way. prescribed by the Union Minis- miscellaneous items. Shwe Khine
a penalty after the six-month Now, we have terminated those ter.—Nyein Nyein (Translated According to data from the (Translated by Khaing
period is over. According to reg- companies. We have notified all by Ei Myat Mon) ministry, bilateral trade between Thanda Lwin)

Russian specialists
eliminate anomaly on
Fregat booster
MOSCOW—Russian specialists at the Kourou spaceport in French
Guiana have eliminated a micro-hole on the Fregat booster intended
to deliver OneWeb satellites into orbit, a source in the domestic space
industry told TASS on Thursday. “There was a micro-hole in the duct with
helium and pressure started to fall during checks. The specialists at the
Kourou spaceport used standard materials and have already eliminated
the micro-hole, using an ordinary repair kit. The transportation of the
Fregat booster to Russia won’t be required,” the source said.
The commission for the preparation and launch of OneWeb
satellites, including French specialists, has given its approval for
the further preparation of the Fregat upper stage for the launch,
the source said. A source in the Russian space industry earlier told
TASS that a micro-hole had been found in one of the Fregat booster’s
ducts. Specialists of Russia’s Lavochkin Research and Production
Association were working on eliminating the problem at the Kourou There was a micro-hole in the duct with helium and pressure started to fall during checks, a source
spaceport, the source added.—Tass said.  PHOTO: TASS

Tomb savers: Conservationists unveil work NASA’s

Curiosity finds
on Tutankhamun grave Mars rocks
LUXOR (Egypt)—After almost a more porous
decade, a team of international
experts on Thursday revealed than expected
the results of their painstaking
work to preserve the tomb of LOS ANGELES—Researchers
Egypt’s legendary Pharaoh Tu- have used non-science engineer-
tankhamun. ing data from NASA’s Curiosity
Nearly a victim of his own rover to find Mars rocks less
fame, long years of mass tourism compacted, more porous than
had left their mark on the boy expected, according to a release
king’s burial place near Luxor of Arizona State University (ASU)
on the east bank of the Nile River. on Thursday. A team of research-
“A hundred years of visits, af- ers, including an ASU graduate
ter being sealed for 3,000 years... student, measured the density
can you imagine the impact on of rock layers in the 154-km-
the grave?” said Neville Agnew, wide Gale Crater on Mars. The
head of the project led by the Los findings will be published on 1
Angeles-based Getty Conserva- February in the journal Science.
tion Institute. The discovery gives scien-
“Visitors, humidity, dust...” tists a novel technique to use in
lamented the scientist during the the future as the rover contin-
unveiling ceremony at the tomb, ues its trek across the crater and
discovered in 1922 by British ar- The tomb of Egypt’s boy king Tutankhamun was discovered by British archaeologist Howard Carter in the up Mount Sharp, a 4.8-km-high
Valley of the Kings near Luxor in 1922.  PHOTO: AFP
chaeologist Howard Carter in the mountain in its center, according
Valley of the Kings. looked into the “material compo- ological origin, but the organisms ished pieces of Tutankamun’s to the release.
Called to the rescue in 2009, sition of the paintings and how it were long dead.One problem still treasure are now held at the “What we were able to do
Agnew has led a 25-member was applied”. The goal in doing so remained: the deeply embedded Egyptian Museum in Cairo, the is measure the bulk density of
team — including archaeolo- was “to understand the current marks were impossible to re- tomb still holds the Pharaoh’s the material in Gale Crater,” said
gists, architects, engineers and state of the paintings, to deter- move.“We did conservation, not mummy in an oxygenless glass Travis Gabriel, a graduate stu-
microbiologists — to preserve mine if they were in danger and restoration,” said Agnew, adding box, along with his outer sarcoph- dent in ASU’s School of Earth and
the tomb and fend off the ravages to establish a plan to safeguard that the mission had been to sta- agus — made of gilded wood. Space Exploration. He worked on
of time and tourism. Interrupt- them for the future”, she told AFP. bilise and protect the site. Famed Egyptian archaeolo- computing what the grain den-
ed during Egypt’s 2011 uprising Scientists brought heavy duty “The brown spots are also gist and former antiquities min- sity should be for the rocks and
and the political instability that microscopes into the royal tomb, part of the story,” he said, add- ister Zahi Hawass, who initiated ancient lakebed sediments the
followed, the project later re- which they refer to as KV62, to an- ing they had not developed since the project, said that the project rover has been driving over.
sumed its work and finished up alyse mysterious “brown spots” Carter’s discovery. had “saved the tomb of Tutankha- “Working from the rocks’
this month. found on its ancient artwork. Architects worked to rede- mun”.“Still I really think after this mineral abundances as deter-
The preservation work be- sign the platform where visitors great work that has been done, mined by the Chemistry and
gan with a comprehensive study ‘Think of the future’ stand to keep them away from the we need to limit the number of Mineralogy instrument, we es-
of the funeral chamber, including Researchers had worried fragile walls, and engineers de- tourists who enter inside,” he timated a grain density of 2,810
its ornate golden-yellow murals, the spots were a fungus that veloped a new ventilation system added. “If we let mass tourism kilograms per cubic meter,” he
which had been blanketed over might spread and damage the to limit the devastating effects enter this tomb, it will not last said. “However, the bulk density
the decades by a grey veil of dust. murals of Tutankhamun’s life. of carbon dioxide, moisture and more than 500 years,” he warned, that came out of our study is a lot
Lori Wong, a curator spe- Careful analysis showed the dust. advocating for a complete halt of less, 1,680 kilograms per cubic
cialising in murals, specifically blotches were indeed of microbi- While some of the most cher- visits to site. —AFP meter.” —Xinhua

Former star Myo Hlaing Win made Schmidt and

Jones bid to
head coach of Ayeyawady United teach other
Six Nations
FORMER Myanmar national
football star, Myo Hlaing Win was lesson
appointed as the head coach of DUBLIN (Ireland)—Joe
the Pathein-based Ayeyawady Schmidt and Eddie Jones have
United this week, according to a followed similar career paths
statement released by the foot- from teaching to becoming two of
ball club. the most highly-regarded coach-
Myo Hlaing Win scored doz- es in world rugby, but the Ireland
ens of goals for the Myanmar and England bosses could hard-
team. He is well-liked by football ly be more different characters.
fans. The studious Schmidt will pit his
In the early years of the wits against Jones, the master of
Myanmar National League, he the quick one-liner, for the final
headed the Yangon United and time in the Six Nations on Sat-
the Nay Pyi Taw F.C. urday in a tantalising opening
Myo Hlaing Win helped the game for both sides.
Nay Pyi Taw F.C. finish as run- Ireland head coach
ners-up in the 2013 Myanmar Schmidt, formerly an English
National League. teacher, steps down after the
Under his guidance, the Nay World Cup later this year while
Pyi Taw F.C. qualified for the it could also be the final Six
2014 AFC Cup and was placed in Nations campaign for his Aus-
Former Myanmar national football star, Coach Myo Hlaing Win (left) instructs his players of Ayeyawady
Group H with Kitchee F.C. from tralian counterpart, who once
United during a training session.   PHOTO:AYEYAWADY UNITED
Hong Kong, Tampines Rovers taught geography, as England
F.C. from Singapore, and Pune national football team. Under The team officials believe officials are hopeful of a victory in boss. Schmidt, 53, spoke last
F.C. from India. his guidance, the team earned a Myo Hlaing Win is the most suit- the MNL and the Bogyoke Aung week of how he will miss going
Later, Myo Hlaing Win also silver medal in the 2018 ASEAN able head coach for the team. San Shield Competition.—Lynn into the dressing room after a
headed the Myanmar U-19 men’s U-19 Championship. With his appointment, the team’s Thit (Tgi) match and seeing the players
having “left everything out on
the pitch”. However, woe betide
Lost chances led to tie against Zwekapin, says Yangon head coach anyone who has not met his high
standards. “He (Schmidt) is a
THE match between Myanmar many opportunities to get goals, goal by Zwekapin’s Ken, who teams fought to keep the ball. hard task master but at the same
National League defending but we did not use nearly all of kicked a foul ball straight into After the restart, Zwekapin time very attentive,” Irish Rugby
champions Yangon United and them. And, my boys are weak in the net, changed the course of scored an equalizer by shoot- Football Union chief executive
Zwekapin United at Thuwun- finishing. So, lost chances led the match. ing a foul ball directly in the net Philip Browne told AFP. “He has
na stadium yesterday ended to a draw.” Yangon’s players made con- from 18 yards. great human resource skills and
in a draw, with both teams tied While Yangon United man- tinuous attacks in the first half, After the goal, a shocked he regards rugby as much about
at 1-1. aged to dominate the first half but they showed weakness in Yangon United made some sub- managing people off the pitch as
Commenting on Yangon’s with an early goal at the 4th finishing and the first half ended stitutions and fought hard to the impact they have on it.” Jones
play, the team’s head coach minute by Miller with an assist with a score of 1-0. score, but the match ended in too drives his players hard but will
Myo Min Tun said: “We had so from Yan Aung Kyaw, a surprise In the second half, the a draw.—Lynn Thit(Tgi) either try to ease the pressure on
them from the media or throw
verbal “grenades” at opposing

Qatar upset Japan 3-1 to claim 1st Asian Cup title teams and coaches in the lead-
up to matches.

ABU DHABI — Qatar foiled Ja- nian great Ali Daei in the 1996 ‘Holistic view’
pan's bid for a record-extending edition. The Ireland game prompt-
fifth AFC Asian Cup title on Fri- Japan looked to have the ed 59-year-old Jones to lob one
day, winning the tournament for momentum when Takumi Min- into Schmidt’s lap just before
the first time in a 3-1 upset. amino pulled a goal back in the they met with the media at the
Despite reaching the final at 69th minute, but Akram Hassan Six Nations launch last week
Abu Dhabi's Zayed Sports City Afif sealed the match from the by saying Ireland could expect
Stadium without conceding a penalty spot with seven minutes “brutality” from his side on Sat-
goal, the Qataris were consid- remaining after video replays urday as they seek to avenge
ered a long shot against the East showed Japan captain Maya two painful successive defeats.
Asian heavyweights. Yoshida committing a hand- Schmidt, whose side denied Eng-
But the first-time finalists ball in the box. The loss was land consecutive Grand Slams—
went into the break with a 2-0 the first for Japan since being defeating them in Dublin and
lead thanks to goals from Almoez knocked out of last summer's last year clinching the Grand
Ali and Abdelaziz Hatim. World Cup round of 16 in a 3-1 Slam themselves with victory
Sudanese-born striker Ali loss to Belgium. It was also their at Twickenham— laughed it off
entered the record books with first loss under manager Hajime as he did with Jones’s remark
his ninth goal of the tournament Moriyasu, who took the reins that Ireland’s World Player of the
in the United Arab Emirates, following the World Cup.—Kyodo Qatar players celebrate taking the lead against Japan in the 2019 Asian Year Johnny Sexton “has the bat-
eclipsing the eight scored by Ira- News Cup final.  PHOTO: KYODO NEWS phone to the referee”. —AFP