News release on surveillance activities of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019)
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 13:06

1. The Ministry of Health and Sports has been conducting surveillance activities on the COVID-19 acute respiratory disease, which has spread throughout China and some countries around the world, at international entry-exit checkpoints, hospital-based, community-based and in cooperation with private hospitals.

Than Zay building in YGN Chinatown closed due to fire outbreak
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 12:57

Eighteen people have been hospitalized after a fire broke out at Than Zay building in Yangon’s Latha Township around 6 am yesterday morning.

Gov’t officials discuss resettling IDPs, camp closures
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:55

The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held a coordination meeting to draft a guideline for developing action plans to close IDP camps in line with the National Strategy on Resettlement of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).

Legal Translation Commission holds 6th meeting
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:52

The Legal Translation Commission held their sixth meeting at the office of the Union Attorney-General on 19 February.

Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra Concerts 2020 staged in Yangon
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:44

The Myanmar National Symphony Orchestra of Myanma Radio and Television under the Ministry of Information, together with Japanese artistes, featured their performances at the Novotel Hotel in Yangon yesterday evening.

Health ministry receives US disease control, prevention missions
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:39

he Ministry of Health and Sports convened a meeting with officials from US CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention regarding the surveillance and containment of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) yesterday.

Education Ministry discusses quality assurance of school textbooks
Post date: Fri, 02/21/2020 - 11:33

The Ministry of Education held a meeting at their office yesterday to ensure the quality of school textbooks meet set standards. Firstly, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi urged the quality assurance officials from district education offices present at the meeting to actively discuss for clarification. He said the technology acquired at this meeting should be used to ensure the quality textbooks reach the hands of students in time. Next, Ms Hikari Miyahara, Project Coordinator for the JICA (CREATE) Team, explained the meeting. In the second part of the meeting, Director-General U Ko Lay Win of the Basic Education Department delivered an address.

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The Speeches of the head of State

DEAR esteemed Chin ethnic brothers and sisters,

On this auspicious 72nd Anniversary of Chin National Day which is regarded by Chin ethnic nationals as a day of high significance, I send this message of greetings and good wishes to all Chin ethnic nationals residing in Chin State and all over Myanmar as well as those living in foreign countries to be blessed with good fortune and auspiciousness.

M AY I extend my warm greetings to you all, esteemed guests, all Union born nationals, especially all our Chin brothers and sisters, present on the occasion of the 72nd Anniversary of Chin National Day.  I wish you all peace of  mind, wellbeing and happiness.

DEAR ethnic national brothers and sisters living in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,

I extend my greetings and my best wishes that from the auspicious New Year Day of 2020 onwards, may all our ethnic nationals enjoy best of health and peace of mind, and all the blessings.

Union Minister and deputy minister's speech

The union minister said Myanmar, especially the Ministry of Information, was honoured to host the 19th SCI meeting.

“Compared  with  other news  agencies,  the  news  ap-pearing in our newspapers isconsidered to be weak in news value and presentation. Thereis a need to intensify observa-tion and provide follow-ups. Itis good to meet with the staff and  know  about  their  work, requirements and difficulties,”