MYANMAR INFORMATION COMMITTEE, YANGON
N0. D- 3459(I)
Matters related to National Convention coordinated NCC Work
Committee, Management Committee, subcommittees making arrangements
for their respective tasks
YANGON, 8 Oct — The meeting (6/2005) of the National Convention
Convening Commission took place at the meeting hall of the
commission on Kyaikkahsan ground here this afternoon, addressed by
Chairman of the National Convention Convening Commission
Secretary-1 of the State Peace and Development Council Lt-Gen
NCCC Vice-Chairman Chief Justice U Aung Toe, Secretary Minister
for Information Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan and members were also present.
Addressing the meeting, Lt-Gen Thein Sein said a series of
meetings are being held on matters related to the National
Convention, which are to be submitted to the NC when it is
reconvened this year-end. Likewise, the National Convention
Convening Work Committee, Management Committee and subcommittees
are making arrangements for their respective tasks. He urged the
officials of the committees and subcommittees to prepare for the
matters pertaining to invitations and welcoming of NC delegates,
transport and accommodation.
The members of the commission are to hold discussions regarding
matters to be submitted to the National Convention by the Work
Committee, he said.
Next, Secretary Minister Brig-Gen Kyaw Hsan explained arrangements
being made by the commission. Later, those present assessed the
matters submitted to the meeting and took part in the discussions.
After that, the Secretary-1 gave necessary instructions. The
meeting ended in the evening.
Source: "The New Light Of Myanmar",
Lt-Gen Maung Bo attends opening of hospital in
YANGON, 8 Oct — Member of the State Peace and Development Council
Lt-Gen Maung Bo of the Ministry of Defence, accompanied by
Chairman of Taninthayi Division Peace and Development Council
Commander of Coastal Region Command Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe,
senior military officers, officials of the State Peace and
Development Council Office and departments concerned, oversaw
thriving oil palm plantations along
Kawthoung-Bokpyin-Taninthayi-Myeik Road and regional development
on 5 October morning.
In Pyigyi Mandaing, they attended the ceremony to put Pyigyi
Mandaing Hospital into service. Commander Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe,
Brig-Gen Thura Thet Oo Maung of Bokpyin Station and Deputy
Director-General Dr Ye Myint of Health Department formally opened
Lt-Gen Maung Bo unveiled the signboard of the hospital and
sprinkled scented water on it. They visited the hospital.
Deputy Director-General Dr Ye Myint reported on construction of
the hospital. The commander explained implementation of five rural
development tasks and tasks being carried out for ensuring local
food sufficiency, and extension of oil palm, rubber and pepper
After that, Lt-Gen Maung Bo said that thanks to opening the
hospital, local people can enjoy health care services. As the
Government is performing cent per cent equitable development of
rural and urban regions across the nation, progress has been made
in Pyigyi Mandaing.
In-charge of the hospital Dr Aye Pyi Sone accepted K 100,000 to
the medical trust-fund and for health and education tasks donated
by Commander Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe-Daw Tin Tin Nwe; K 50,000 by
Brig-Gen Thura Thet Oo Maung and wife of Bokpyin Station; K
500,000 by Chairman of Kawthoung District PDC Lt-Col Tin Soe; K
100,000 by Chairperson of Taninthayi Division Maternal and Child
Welfare Supervisory Committee Daw Tin Tin Nwe and other
Lt-Gen Maung Bo presented mosquito nets to officials and K 100,000
to the band and pom-pom dance troupe.
Commander Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe gave away clothes and rice to
the local people, the Patron of Division WAO Chairperson of
Division MCWSC and party exercise books, pencils, books, VCDs,
tapes and iodized salt to officials of the social organizations,
Division Development Affairs Committee Director U Tin Aung K
500,000 for sinking tubewell to Dr Aye Pyi Sone. Pyigyi Mandaing
Hospital is one storey reinforced concrete building measuring 80
feet by 40 feet built at a cost of K 30 million.
Lt-Gen Maung Bo and party proceeded to Chaungnaukpyan Oil Palm
Cultivation Camp of Htoo Trading Co Ltd in Taninthayi Township.
Deputy Project manager U Moe Zaw Aye reported on growing and
nurturing of oil palms and future tasks. Lt-Gen Maung Bo gave
instructions on extension of the cultivation annually.
Htoo Trading Co Ltd has been cultivating 63,000 oil palm saplings
and has grown 1,050 acres of oil palm at the camp.
Lt-Gen Maung Bo, Commander Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe and Brig-Gen
Thura Thet Oo Maung of Bokpyin Station planted oil palms near the
At the oil palm plantation of Kanbawza Agricultural and Industries
Ltd in Taninthayi Township, they heard reports on completion of
growing oil palms and tasks to be carried out by in-charge of the
farm U Hla Kyi. Lt-Gen Maung Bo gave necessary instructions.
Next, they met with departmental officials of the township.
Chairman of Township PDC U Mya Thein briefed them on matters
related to the township. The commander instructed officials to
coordinate with oil palm companies for cultivating paddy on the
places where oil palms are not yet to grow, and on wetland areas.
On 6 October, they arrived in Kanmaw Village of Kyunsu Township
via Myeik. At Kanmaw Village Affiliated BEHS, they viewed free
medical treatment of specialist teams given to the local people
under the supervision of Taninthayi Division WAO and MCWSC
members. Patron Daw Tin Tin Nwe explained health care services.
Lt-Gen Maung Bo attended the ceremony to pay respects to older
persons of 70 years old and above at the school and presented
gifts to them. Next, Lt-Gen Maung Bo inspected the school and its
environs and the place for construction of the new school
building, and attended to the needs.
At the school, they met social organization members, local people
and students. Officials submitted reports on matters related to
Kanmaw Village and construction of village-to-village roads.
Commander Maj-Gen Maung Maung Swe explained five rural development
tasks to be speeded up for development of Kanmaw Village.
Afterwards, Lt-Gen Maung Bo also explained undertaking of five
rural development tasks for improvement of the rural areas.
At the cash donation ceremony for construction of the new school
building, Lt-Gen Maung Bo donated K 100,000, the Commander K
100,000 and an entrepreneur K 1.3 million and a businessman K 1.2
million to Kanmaw Village PDC Chairman U Thein Myint. Next, Lt-Gen
Maung Bo cordially greeted the local people. They inspected rubber
plantations in Kanmaw Island by boat and went back to Myeik.
Source: "The New Light Of Myanmar",
Development gap between urban and rural areas
narrowed New school building, dispensary opened in Panan Village,
YANGON, 8 Oct — The Government hand in hand with the people is
striving with harmonious momentum for achieving success in
economic plans being implemented for development of the nation.
Thanks to implementation of dams and river water pumping projects
in States and Divisions in accord with the guidance of the Head of
State, not only greening tasks but also agricultural ones have
developed. Likewise, the Government built factories to create job
opportunities for the local people.
Universities and hospitals have been upgraded and opened in the
education and health sectors. At present, the people in rural and
urban areas enjoy fruitful results of better transport. The gap
between rural and urban areas is narrower than the past. Tasks are
being carried out in education, health, transport, water supply
and economic fields.
Panan Village of Kyaukse Township is one of the developing rural
Patron of Mandalay Division Union Solidarity and Development
Association Chairman of Mandalay Division Peace and Development
Council Commander of Central Command Maj-Gen Khin Zaw, Secretariat
Member of USDA Minister for Industry-1 U Aung Thaung and party
arrived at Panan Village of Kyaukse Township, Mandalay Division,
They attended the ceremony to open the new building of
self-reliant Basic Education Primary School in Panan Village.
Chairman of the School Board of Trustees U Nyi Maung and
Headmaster U Hla Myint Thein formally opened the school building.
The commander and the secretariat member visited the building.
They attended the ceremony to put the self-reliant rural
dispensary into service in the village. Chairman of the dispensary
construction committee U Aung Than and Village USDA Organizer U
Nyi Maung cut the ribbon to open the dispensary. The commander,
the minister and guests viewed round the dispensary.
After that, they joined the ceremony to inaugurate new Panlaung
River Bridge linking Panan and Pankhwa villages in Kyaukse
Township. Chairman of the bridge construction committee U Aung
Than and Vice-Chairman U Myat Htay formally opened the bridge. The
commander, the minister and guests strolled on the bridge.
Panan Village is located four miles from Kyaukse-Myittha short-cut
Road in Kyaukse Township. The village is set up on 17 acres. Over
1,700 people of 282 households are residing in the village. The
people are enjoying entertainment from 10 TV sets and two video
houses. A total of 886 acres of land are cultivable areas.
The village is being supplied with power through one bio-gas power
station installed with 10 kv generator. At present, the station
supplies power to 156 fluorescent lamps at houses, 35 in the
street, 15 at the school, 20 at the pagoda, totalling 226.
Moreover, Department of Development Affairs is carrying out
construction of the rural housing in the villages.
In the compound of the monastery in Panan Village, the commander
and the secretariat member met with over 1,400 local people from
Panan, Pankhwa, Kade and Thangedaw villages. First Secretary Ms Li
Xiaoyan of Consulate of the People’s Republic of China was present
as an observer.
On behalf of the local people, U Thet Tun of Panan Village said
that the village lagged behind in development in education, health
and economic sectors due to poor transport. Now, the village has
been facilitated with gravel road for better transport. Thanks to
supply of power in Kade, Pankhwa and Thangedaw villages, the local
people can travel to the urban area from their villages day and
night. Hence, rural people can enjoy fruitful results of
education, health and social sectors.
Next, U Nyi Maung of Panan Village said that the rural people are
informed of the efforts of the Government to narrow the gap
between the rural and urban areas through TV programmes. Panan
Village is supplied with power facility. As success has been
achieved in running the bio-gas power supply task in Panan
Village, now over 80 villages in Mandalay Division are being
facilitated with bio-gas power generators.
He, on behalf of local people, expressed gratitude of medical
treatments given by the team of specialists. He pledged that
locals will lend themselves to national and regional development
U Win Khaing of Panan Village said that the government has placed
emphasis on the development of rural areas. In 17 years, the
government has constructed 178 irrigation facilities. So, all the
vacant lands in the region has been put under paddy.
In addition, it has constructed fertilizer factories and
established libraries in Kyaukse region.
Now, the region has been served with a government technological
college, Kyaukse University, and a computer college. So, local
people have enjoyed fruits of the government’s endeavours.
In response, Minister U Aung Thaung said that he was very pleased
to hear the words of thanks expressed by the locals. He pledged
that measures will be taken with added momentum for the upgrading
of village-to-village roads, supply of sufficient supply of power,
safe water, and the development of education, health and economic
The cash donation to rural region development projects, Panan
Village Basic Education primary School, MCWA and WAO was held.
Commander Maj-Gen Khin Zaw K 500,000 for renovation of the school,
member of the Secretariat of USDA U Aung Thaung K 250,000 for
purchase of desks and furniture and Chairman of School Board of
Trustees U Nyi Maung injections against snake-bites Chairperson of
Mandalay Division Maternal and Child Welfare Supervisory Committee
Daw Khin Pyone Win a cupboard, medicines, 20 uniforms of MCWA, 500
books of various kinds for the library.
Daw Khin Pyone Win also presented K 500,000 for Thonhtaungywagyi
Village post-primary school, Chairperson of Division WAO Daw Than
Than Nyunt exercise books and pencils.
U Tin Aung of Great Wall Co Ltd presented K 1 million for rural
dispensary and 22 well-wishers K 1.18 million to the commander.
The First Secretary of Consulate-General in Mandalay presented K
50,000 and the Consulate-General of the Republic of India K
The commander, U Aung Thaung and guests inspected bio-gas power
station in Panan Village and water supply for the village.
Afterwards, the commander and party viewed booths on health.
They then arrived at the intensive care unit and looked round free
medical treatment to the eye patients, provided by team of eye
specialist Dr Daw Swe Swe Yi and staff.
The commander, secretariat member and party also encouraged
medical treatment, provided by teams of the doctors,
peadiatricians, Obstetrician and Gynaecologists, Othopaedic
In addition, MCWA and WAO gave talks on HIV, AIDS and human
trafficking to the villagers.
They disseminated knowledge on use of fly-proof latrines to the
villagers as well.
In the evening, the commander and party offered provisions to
Sayadaw U Pandita of Ywa U Kyaung monastery.
They also donated gifts to the older persons of the village.
Source: "The New Light Of Myanmar",
World Post Day message from the
Director-General of UPU International Bureau
YANGON, 9 Oct— The following is the message sent by the
Director-General of the Universal Postal Union International
Bureau on the occasion of World Post Day 2005 which falls today.
The postal sector- An essential partner for the information
society With just a few weeks to go before this November’s World
Summit on the Information Society (WSIS), which will be held in
Tunis (Tunisia), I wish to recall, on the occasion of World Post
Day 2005, the important role played by the postal sector in
reducing the digital divide around the world.
With huge challenges facing the international community, the
postal sector is increasingly a partner of choice in the
realization of the WSIS objectives, and is committed to working
closely with governments, the private sector, other international
organizations and representatives of civil society to bring the
information society within reach of millions of people who
currently lack access to the Internet or to information and
According to the action plan adopted after the first phase of the
WSIS, in December 2003, the establishment of an infrastructure
that provides access to information and communication technologies
forms the bedrock of an integrated information society. With more
than 660,000 post offices around the world, and a labour force of
more than five million men and women, postal services are ideally
placed to help make this a reality, and I am pleased to note that,
in many countries, the postal sector is doing exactly that.
The Post is present almost everywhere—even in the remotest corners
of many countries— and serves as a key point of access to the
outside world. Its doors are open to all, without discrimination,
making it a fundamentally universal phenomenon, a force for
integration. Today, the post office is so much more than the place
you go to send or receive a letter or parcel; it is also a hub for
electronic and financial services. For Bhutanese students living
far away from their country’s capital, it provides a means of
accessing their exam results via the Internet, while for thousands
of Brazilians living in small communities along the Amazon, it
offers direct access to the financial services they previously
lacked, enabling them to save for the future and collect their
pensions more quickly and easily, and in turn to reinvest in the
local economy and lead more independent lives. Access to new
information and communication technologies also means the ability
to send a confidential electronic message securely, certified by
an electronic postmark showing who sent it and when. And it
provides a means of receiving parcels containing goods ordered
over the Internet.
The world postal network has evolved greatly over the past few
years. It is pushing back the physical, digital and financial
frontiers through the effective use of new technologies. More than
ever before, he activities of the postal sector are helping to
build national economies and reduce poverty around the world. A
good example of this is the phenomenon of international migration
and money transfers. According to the UN, migrant workers make up
3% of the world’s population. These workers often leave their
homelands to earn a salary that will enable them to build a better
life for the family they leave behind. According to World Bank
figures, migrant workers transferred sums totalling 110 billion
USD in 2004, a 52% increase over the figure for 2001. And with an
average of 200 USD being transferred, customers require services
that are not only reliable but affordable too. Moreover, after
direct investments, money transfers are the second biggest source
of funding for developing countries. Thanks to the worldwide
financial network, based on cutting-edge technology, which the
Universal Postal Union is helping to build, migrant workers, and
millions of their fellow citizens, are set to benefit from a wider
range of services, and the ability to perform time-certain money
transfers at very reasonable cost.On this day, 9 October, World
Post Day 2005, I invite people all around the world to pay a visit
to a post office and find out what it has to offer. I am confident
they will find services which are better adapted than ever to the
new information society. By the same token, I invite governments,
the private sector, international organizations and members of
civil society who share our desire to bridge the digital divide to
work in partnership with the postal sector, with all its
tremendous assets, and skills. Together, by creating lasting
partnerships, we can provide millions of people with fairer access
to communications and information: a human right and, for the
postal sector, a core mission.
Source: "The New Light Of Myanmar",
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