Friday, February 17, 2017

Vice President assists in development infrastructures in Maungtaw

Chairman of the investigation Commission on maungtaw Vice President U Myint Swe has assisted in establishing an industrial zone, a highway terminal and a hospital in Maungtaw, Rakhine State, yesterday.

The Vice President visited the sites chosen for the infrastructures for the development of Maungtaw and fulfilled the requirements.

Following the visit, U Myint Swe and rakhine State Chief minister U Nyi Pu visited the 50- bed hospital in Maungtaw and inspected the health care services at the hospital.

Vice President U Myint Swe also visited the Kanyinchaung Trade Zone and assisted in ongoing construction works including a jetty. Kanyinchaung Trade Zone is aimed at promoting border trade volume, with handling cargo ships at its Kanyinchaung Jetty. Maungtaw District has possessed good prospects for development as the trade zone is expected to support export rather than import due to high demand from the neighbouring country.

President accepts credentials of new ambassador

PRESIDENT U Htin Kyaw accepted the credentials of Mr. Mohammad Birra, the newly appointed Ambassador of the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria at the Presidential Palace at 2 pm in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Also present on the occasion were the Deputy Minister for the State Counsellor’s Office U Khin Maung Tin and Director-General U Ko Ko Naing of the Protocol Department.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Investigation commission in Maungtaw for a 4th time

Following a report by the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the investigation Commission on Maungtaw chaired by Vice President U Myint Swe travelled to Kyiganpyin, Rakhine State to attend a discussion in the Border Patrol Command Center yesterday on facts found in the course of the investigation.
During the meeting, the Commission Secretary presented the findings of the Investigation Commission and his team’s investigations conducted between 11-13 February in 20 villages in the Maungtaw District.
Investigation Commission members and others involved presented their individual findings and examinations conducted in their respective villages of choice, as well as the process of fulfillment of basic humanitarian needs and rehabilitation efforts.
Afterwards the Vice President commented on the presentations and said he would help facilitate rehabilitation and relocation of locals to their original villages and the swift issuing of National Verification Cards.
At midday yesterday, the Vice President and his entourage visited the health care centre in Doedan Village, Maungtaw and enquired about how the combined-health project to vaccinate, treat and feed children there was being carried out with increased momentum.
During a visit to Ushaykyay Village basic Middle school, time was made to interview male villagers on whether care was taken to respect human rights in accord with international principles and if the use of violence was present. The commission members also interviewed local women.
The Vice President and the State Chief Minister then proceeded to confer radios as gifts to the village residents. Afterwards, the Vice President and commission members observed the vaccination and medical treatment of schoolchildren being carried out under the increase momentum combined-health project being implemented for the children and other medicinal support received by village residents.

Republic of the Union of Myanmar President’s Office Press Release 4th Waning of Tabodwe 1378 ME 15th February 2017

Republic of the Union of Myanmar
President’s Office
Press Release
4th Waning of Tabodwe 1378 ME
15th February 2017
Appendix Press Release (2) regarding the shooting occurred at the Yangon International Airport

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

SEZ must establish global trust and better relationships

February 9, 2017
The most important part of the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is to establish a global relationship and global trust through the investors who have invested in the zone, the Vice President said yesterday.
“If there is trust, there will be more investors,” said Vice President U Henry Van Thio.
He told the Central SEZ Management Committee meeting held in Nay Pyi Taw that the implementation of economic, trade and investment projects cannot be accomplished by an individual or a country alone, as it is necessary to make the expansion from the domestic to the international market.
“The role of the Special Economic Zone is more important because the necessary economic development for the country cannot be attained without international investment, although we understand that we depend on our own efforts for economic development,” said the Vice President.
“There needs to be a smart and smooth economic and political philosophy in the establishment of an SEZ,” he said. By establishing such an SEZ, the region and the state where the SEZ is located results in developing job opportunities, human resource development and vocational skills. Similarly, it can also build better transportation and trade improvement with other countries, the Vice President said.
“After we have constructed the Dawei SEZ, we will have better transportation mainly with our nation’s best trade partner, Thailand. Besides, basic infrastructure will rapidly emerge as a result of the ports at which ocean liners can dock and improve trade,” said the Vice President, who added that the Kyauk Phyu SEZ must also be implemented in the same smart way.
The new Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Central Management Committee and Central Working Committee was formed with officials led by Vice President-2 U Henry Van Thio. The government is making efforts to operate SEZs successfully with four visions and 12 principles.
“Thilawa is a successful SEZ, which has now started operating and is now producing products to be sold to the international market,” said the Vice President.
The committee needs to make a special effort to develop SEZs by taking responsibility and presenting future operational work and advice through discussions, he said. The Vice President added that the committee members should work transparently, without committing any corruption in accord with the guidelines from the State Counsellor.
Next, the committee members presented their sectorial operational and future plans after which the Vice President gave his concluding remarks.

Vice President U Henry Van Thio receives Thai delegation led by Thailand Transportation

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, Chairman of the Central Committee of Myanmar Special economic Zone, received the Thai delegations led by H.E. Mr Arkhom Termpittayapaisith, Minister of Transport in Thailand, and Chairman of Myanmar-Thailand Joint Coordinating Committee (JCC) at Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.

During the meeting, the two sides friendly discussed about the cooperation for tourism development and better transportation between the two countries, investment and trade convenience, border trade promotion, the situation of Dawei Special economic Zone and its future plan.

At present were Dr Than Myint, Union Minister for Commerce, Dr Le Le Maw, Taninthayi Region Chief Minister, Deputy Minister Dr Htun Naing and responsible persons. Thailand Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Pisanu Suvanajata and Thailand delegations also attended the discussion.

Committee to transform MPC into National Reconciliation and Peace Centre formed

Nay Pyi Taw, May 31
A committee aimed at transforming the Myanmar Peace Centre into the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre was formed yesterday with the release of President Office’s Notification 25/2016 dated 31-5-2016.
The committee was formed with 10 members led by Union Minister for the Office of State Counsellor U Kyaw Tint Swe as chairman together with Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung as vice chairman and Director-General U Maung Maung Tint of Planning Department of the Ministry of Planning and Finance as secretary.
The members of the committee are Lt-Gen Tun Tun Naung, LtGen Myint Soe (Retired), Deputy Attorney-General U Win Myint, Director-General U Khin Maung Win of Union Civil Service Board, Chief Negotiator Dr Tin Myo Win, Dr Min Zaw Oo and U Moe Zaw Oo. The 10-member committee is tasked with implementing seven points that include setting up of the NRPC Office in Nay Pyi Taw as the headquarters, transforming the former Myanmar Peace Centre into a Yangon Branch of the NRPC and making sure the NRPC manages local and foreign aid, the state budget allocation and coordinates with donors in the interest of achieving its goals.