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[myanmar_information] The New Light of Myanmar (Sunday, 15 September, 2002)



The New Light of Myanmar (Sunday, 15 September, 2002)
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1. State Peace and Development Council Chairman 
   Senior General Than Shwe sends message of 
   felicitations to the Republic of Costa Rica  
2. - Secretary-l inspects two-storey building for 
     Tawtaik Dhamma Yeiktha in Shwepyitha 
   - Myanma Traditional Cultural Performing Arts 
     Competitions held  
3. - Provisions donated to monasteries in Yangon 
     North District
   - Cash and kind donated to Sarthintaiks in 
     Yangon West District
   - Maj-Gen Aung Htwe inspects regional development 
     projects in Shan State  
4. - Minister U Win Aung sends message of 
     felicitations to Republic of Costa Rica 
   - Labour Minister leaves for Indonesia  
5. - Health Minister attends Meetings of 20th 
     SEA WHO Member Ministers, 55th Regional 
     Committee Meeting
   - Construction Minister tours Rakhine State 
     and Ayeyawady Division
   - Minister for Transport inspects Bo Myat 
     Tun Bridge
   - Minister inspects Sittong bridge 
   - National sports administrators course 
     concludes  
6. - Commander inspects sanitation works 
     in Yangon City 
7. - Myanma Shooting Team arrives back 
8. - Trainees recount experiences 
9. - Drug traffickers substances
   - Raw opium and stimulant tablets seized 

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( 1 ) State Peace and Development Council Chairman
Senior General Than Shwe sends message of
felicitations to the Republic of Costa Rica 

Yangon, 14 Sept - Senior General Than Shwe, Chairman
of the State Peace and Development Council of the
Union of Myanmar, has sent a message of felicitations
to His Excellency, Dr Abel Pacheco De La Espriella,
President of the Republic of Costa Rica, on the
occasion of the Independence Day of the Republic of
Costa Rica which falls on IS September 2002.

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( 2 ) Secretary-l inspects two-storey building for
Tawtaik Dhamma Yeiktha in Shwepyitha 


Yangon, 14 Sept - Secretary-1 of the State Peace and
Development Council Lt- Gen Khin Nyunt, accompanied by
officials of the State Peace and Development Council
Office, arrived at Tawtaik Dhamma Yeiktha in
Shwepyitha at 10 am today. 

First, the Secretary-l inspected the new two-storey
building already built for Tawtaik Dhamma Yeiktha
Monastic Education School. Then, the Secretary-l paid
homage to State Ovadacariya Tawtaik DhammaYeiktha
Sayadaw Agga Maha Kammathanacariya Bhaddanta
Dhammasara. 

Next, the Secretary-l heard a report presented by
Managing Director U Tint Hsan of ACE Construction
Group on progress in construction of the two-storey
building which is 166 feet long and 30 feet wide, and
facilitating of furniture. The Secretary-1 gave
necessary instructions. Afterwards, the Secretary-1
inspected construction of the three-storey building
and attended to the needs. 


Next, the Secretary-l and party looked into renovation
of No 8 Basic Education Primary School of Shwepyitha.
Headmaster U Sein Win and members of the School Board
of Trustees conducted the Secretary-1 and party round
the place. After fulfilling the requirements the
Secretary-1 left there in the morning. 

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Second coordination meeting of Leading Committee for
Tenth 
Myanma Traditional Cultural Performing Arts
Competitions held 

 
Yangon, 14 Sept - The Leading Committee for the Tenth
Myanma Traditional Cultural Performing Arts
Competitions held its second coordination meeting at
the National Museum this after- noon, attended by
Patron of the Leading Committee for the Tenth Myanma
Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions
Secretary- 1 of the State Peace and Development
Council Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt.

First, the Secretary-1 delivered a speech. He said
necessary preparations are being made for successful
holding of the Performing Arts Competitions. Officials
from the central committee had met with those of
states and divisions and discussed the contents of 
the competitions and rules and regulations. Moreover,
artistes from central levels went to the states and
divisions of less contestants and provided them with
training and gave lectures to them. Now, states and
divisions level perfuming arts competitions are being
held while preparations are under way for the Tenth
Myanma Traditional Cultural Performing Arts
Competitions, he said. He said the meeting was to
discuss the preparations for the performing arts
competitions and matters relating to successful
holding of the competitions in related categories and
sectors. 

Well-known senior artistes have combined with new
generation artistes due to holding of Myanma
Traditional Cultural Performing Arts Competitions
without fail each year and practices to hand down
Myanma traditional cultural heritage have also
developed. He said Myanma traditional performing arts
has been more and more cherished among the students in
the regions in the country he visited and their skill
in arts have become brilliant. 

He said it is obviously seen that Myanma traditional
performing arts has now flourished nationwide all the
more due to better results of the performing arts
competitions. Therefore, participation of senior
veteran artistes benefit the state and the people for
the success of Myanma Traditional Cultural Performing
Arts Competitions and brings about uplift of Myanma
traditional cultural arts, he said. At a time when the
better results of the performing arts competitions
have been achieved, the Secretary-1 called for putting
suggestions for successful holding of the performing
arts competitions. Chairman of the Leading Committee
Maj-Gen Myint Swe reported on work being undertaken
for the competitions. Next, chairmen and officials of
various sub-committees reported on work undertaken.
Afterwards, officials of various panel of judges
reported on measures undertaken on related categories.
Those present at the meeting took part in the
discussions. Next, the Secretary-1 inspected the
sample of background paintings, posters, postcards,
pamphlets, invitation cards, badges, medals and
certificates of honors to be used in the competitions
for approval. 

The Secretary-l said he was very proud of the artistes
who had trained the contestants in the States and
Divisions that had a small number of contest ants in
the competitions. Arrangements have been made to ,
present special awards to the brilliant and
outstanding contestants in states. He wished that
senior artistes who actively participated in the
competitions despite their old age would live long and
be healthy and hand down their talented skills in arts
to new generation and would actively take part in the
historic efforts to uplift the preservation of the
arts.

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( 3 ) Provisions donated to monasteries in Yangon
North District

Yangon, 14 Sept - Families of Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and
Air) and wellwishers donated rice, edible oil, salt,
gram, medicines and cash to Maha Myaing, KanU, WahU,
Mmgala Thiri, Yadana Bawdi, Aung Phamma Zayyon,
Mingalil Yama Sarthintaiks in Insein Township, Yangon
North District, at Maha Myaing Kyaungtaik on Maha
Myairig Kyaung Road, Aungsan Ward, In Insein Township,
this afternoon. 

The ceremony was opened with the recitation of Namo
Tassa three times. The Maha Myaing Sarthiritaik
Sayadaw administered the Five Precepts to the
congregation. Then, Adjutant-General Maj-Gen Thein
Sein and senior military officers presented
offertories to the Sayadaws. Vice-Adjutant-General 
Brig-Gen Maung Nyo, Chief of Staff (Navy) Rear-Admiral
Soe Thein and Colonel General Staff (Air) (Mechanical)
Col Ye Chit Pe presented 139 bags of rice, 55 viss of
edible oil and 111 viss of gram donated by families of
Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) and wellwishers, to the
Sayadaws. Then, the Ministry of Religious Affairs,
Yangon City Development Committee, local authorities
presented rice, to the Sayadaws. The Ministry of
Mines, Department of Traditional Medicines and the
wellwishers donated salt, traditional medicines, rice,
oil, and jam to the Sayadaws. 

Next, the wellwishers presented cash donations for
funds of the monasteries to Adjutant-General Maj-Gen
Thein Sein.The Presiding Sayadaws of the Maha Myaing
Sarthintaik delivered a sermon, followed by sharing of
merits gained. Today's donations to seven monasteries
in Insein Township amounted to 204 bags of rice, 90
viss of edible oil, 111 viss of gram, 550 viss of
iodized salt, 2,122 bottles of traditional medicines,
10 packets of jam and K 1,749,770.

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Cash and kind donated to Sarthintaiks in Yangon West
District

Yangon, 14 Sept -A ceremony to donate rice, edible
oil, salt, medicines, grams and cash to Naynattha,
Wunthamaydani, Shwetung Taikthit, Thiriwaila, Shwe
Hlaing, Letimu Sarthintaiks and Thamatedawdaya
Thukhitarama Daw Nannasari nunnery in SanGhaurig
Township, Yangon West District, by families of
Tatmadaw (Army, Navy and Air) and wellwishers, was
held at Thantithukha Dhammayon in Koehtatgyi Pagoda
this afternoon. 

Member of the State Peace and Development Council
Adjutant-General Maj-Gen Thein Sein attended the
ceremony. First, the congregation received the Five
Precepts from Naynattha Sarthintaik Presiding Nayaka
Sayadaw Bhaddanta Janaka. Afterwards,
Vice-Adjutant-General Brig-Gen Maung Nyo, Chief of
Staff (Navy) Rear-Admiral Soe Thein and Colonel
General Staff (Air) Col Ye Chit Pe and wellwishers
presented rice, edible oil, salt, medicines .and grams
to the Sayadaw and members of the Sangha. 

Then, cash for the ,und were presented to the
adjutant-general, the minister, the deputy minister
and senior military officers. The donations were K
70,000 each by Tatmadaw fami1ies and Union of Myanmar
Economic Holdings Ltd, K 21 ,000 by Yangon Division
Peace and Development Council, K 150,000 by A Yar Myay
Co Ltd, K 100,000 each by Kaythipan, Kyaw, and
Pyilonchantha medical houses and Ginza Construction, K
11, 700 by trishaw men and markets in the town, K'
174,000 by people of Sanchaung (South) and (North)
Wards, K150;000 by people of Panhlaing Ward, K 139,000
by people of Wailuwun (South) and (N orth) Wards, K
210,000 by people of Motelathsaunggon (South) and
(North) Wards, K 500,000 by Daw Hsa family of
Shwemalar Yeikmon, K 300,000 by U Thaung - Daw Ohn
Kyi, K 100,000 by U Saw Win -Daw Tin Saw, K 400,000 by
U Kunt - Daw Nge, K 100,000 each by Mauhg Tin Tun - Ma
Khin Pyone Lwin, U Win Tin - Daw Pu, U Nyein Aung -
Daw Khin Shwe and U Khin Maung - Daw Tin Hmi, K
500,000 each by Sanchaung BEHS-2 and U Nan Nwe family,
K 50,000 by Great Wall medical house, K 70,000 by BTB
Co, K 60,000 by Thamada Thingantaik, K 50,000 each by
West District Nyein Chan Yay Bus lines supervisory
committee, Ma Aye Aye Thein, Maung Tun Lin- Ma Sanda
and Ko Myint Win - Ma Yin Yin Mya, K 20,000 each by U
Kyaw Min zine, K 50,000 by Thitsar Pankhin film and
video enterprise, K 20,000 by Hman Cho medical house,
K 300,000 by Kaythipan medical house, K120,000 by
people of Linlun (South/North) Wards, K 90,000 by
people of Kyuntaw (South/Central) Wards, K 65,000 by
people of Shinsawpu, Thantada and Myaynigone (South)
Wards, K50,000 by U San Maungpaw San, K 35,000 by Sun
Myanmar Co, K 30,000 by  Myanmar 'and Yangon Division
Fisheries Federations, K35,000 by Myint Myat
Agriculture Enterprise, K 30,070 by Sandi traditional
medicine, K 30,000 each by Daw Hla Hla and Daw Khin
Thi Thi of  Lanmadaw Township, K 20,000 by Htet Lin
medical house, K70,000 by edible oil representatives
in the township, K 30,000 by the township WCWA, K
20;000 each by township USDA, police force Swe
Restaurant and Shwe Mintha fish sauce Enterprise, K
17,500 by township education family, K 10,000 by the
township Immigration and National Registration
Department, K 11,900 by Dagon Myanmar Co, K 60,000 by
Sakura Special Clinic and wellwishers, K 30,000 by
Shwe Yon Jewellery Shop, K 20,000 by The Sea
Restaurant, K 10,000 each by U Kyaw Myint-Daw Wint
Wint Kyi and Daw Sandi, K 15,000 each by U Aung
Tin-Daw Myint and U Than-Daw Khin Aye, and K 20,000 by
Play Boy Restaurant.

Then, Director of Resettlements of the Ministry of
Defence Brig-Gen Aung Thein and Director-General of
the Religious Affairs Department Dr Myo Myint sup-
plic1!ted on purposes of the donation and religious
matters. Then, the Presiding Sayadaw delivered a
sermon, followed by sharing of merits gained. 

Today's donations were 314 bags of rice, 92 viss of
edible oil, 826 viss of iodized salt, 55 tubes of
toothpaste, 2,488 bottles of assorted medicines, 165
viss of grams and K 6,556,270. 

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Maj-Gen Aung Htwe inspects regional development
projects in Shan State 

Yangon, 14 Sept - Member of the State Peace arid
Development Council. Maj-Gen Aung Htwe of the Ministry
of Defence, at Ho Pang Township Peace and Development
Council office on 11 September morning. 

Township Peace and Development Council Chairman U
Myint Soe reported on tasks for development of the
township, cultivation of monsoon paddy and
poppy-substitute crops and arrangements being made for
cultivation of cold season crops. Kunlong District
Peace and Development Council Chairman Lt-Col Soe Win
gave a supplementary report. 

Maj-Gen Aung Htwe and the commander fulfilled the
requirements. Maj-Gen Aung Htwe elaborated on regional
development tasks. Then, Maj-Gen Aung Htwe and the
commander and party proceeded to Myatheintan
Missionary Pariyatti Sarthintaik in 1he same township.
They paid obeisance and presented offertories and 15
bags of rice to Member of the State Central Working
Committee of the Sangha Presiding Nayaka of the
Kyaungtaik Sayadaw Ganthavacaka Pandita Bhaddanta
Sobhita and members of the Sangha. 

Maj-Gen Aung Htwe and the commander and party then
headed for Ho Pang People's Hospital,  where Head of
the District Health Department Dr Sai Hla, Assistant
Surgeon Dr Min Min 00 and staff welcomed and conducted
them round the hospital. Maj-Gen Aung Htwe and
Commander Brig-Gen Myint Hlaing spoke words of
encouragement to the patients and gave necessary
instructions to the officials and attended to the
needs. 

They then attended the opening of the multimedia
teaching centre of Kunlong BEHS. Principar Daw Phyu
Phyu Khaing and Chairman of the school board of
trustees U Tun Yin formally opened the centre. Next,
Maj-Gen Aung Htwe pressed the button to unveil the
signboard of the centre. Maj-Gen Aung Htwe and those
present visited the classrooms. After that, the
principal reported on tasks being implemented with the
use of the teaching aids, and Chairman U Tun Yin, on
collective efforts made for opening the centre. 

Then, Maj-Gen Aung Htwe presented cash awards to the
teachers of the BEHSs of the township and exercise
books to the students through the respective
headmistresses. After wards, the commander presented K
1.5 million for f multimedia teaching class rooms and
Patron of the School Board of Trustees U Sai Hla Aye,
K 6.5 million to the headmistress. Next, Tactical
Operations Commander Col Sein Win presented gifts to
outstanding students and teachers of Kunlong Dstrict.

Maj-Gen Aung Htwe delivered an address on the
occasion. In his address, he expressed thanks to
district and township level officials, members of
school boards of trustees and towns elders for their
contribution to opening of multimedia teaching centers
in a short period. He added that the government is
implementing the development tasks for 24 regions.
With tranquility, the regions are developing. He
stressed the need to ensure peace in the regions. In
conclusion, he called on teachers to make concerted
efforts and to nurture students for turning out
intellectuals and intelligentsia equipped with strong
nationalism and Union Spirit who can serve the
interests of the State in the future. 

After the ceremony, Maj-Gen Aung Htwe, the commander
and party, together with teachers, posed for a
documentary photo. Maj-Gen Aung Htwe, Commander
Brig-Gen Myint Hlaing and party went to the 300-acre
Thitseint trees (Terminalia Belerica} and groundnut
plantation of the highland reclamation project of the
North-East Command near Asia World toll-gate at the
entrance to Lashio. They inspected land preparations
for cultivation of groundnut as mixed crop, and
Thitseint  plantations being undertaken by Shan State
and local battalion. and fulfilled the needs. 

Maj-Gen Aung Htwe and party then saw over the
upgrading of three miles and four furlongs long and 18
feet wide Namhmyaw- Mongyaw-Mongkyet road section to a
tarred one being undertaken by Public Works. At the
briefing hall, Shan State. Joint-Superintending
Engineer U Kyaw Min Thein reported on work being done.
Maj-Gen Aung , Htwe gave instructions on meeting the
set standard, timely completion, gathering ,of paving
stones and construction of a concrete bridge across
Melon Creek and attended to the needs. 

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( 4 ) Minister U Win Aung sends message of
felicitations to Republic of Costa Rica 

Yangon, 15 Sept -U Win Aung, Minister for Foreign
Affairs of the Union of Myanmar, has sent a message pf
felicitations to His Excellency Lic Roberto Tovar
Faja, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship of the
Republic of Costa Rica, on the occasion of the
Independence Day of the Republic of Costa Rica which
falls on 15 September 2002.

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Labour Minister leaves for Indonesia 

Yangon, 14 Sept -A Myanmar delegation led by Minister
for Labour U Tin Win left here by air for Indonesia to
attend the annual meeting of the US-ASEAN Economic
Council to be held in Bali Island, Indonesia, on 14
and 15 September. 

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( 5 )  Health Minister attends Meetings of 20th SEA
WHO Member Ministers, 55th Regional Committee Meeting

Yangon, 14 Sept - The Myanmar delegation led by
Minister for Health Maj-Gen Ket Sein attended the 20th
Ministerial Meeting of the health ministers of the
member countries of WHO in SEA region and the 55th
Reional Committee Meeting in Jakarta, Indonesia, from
9 to ]3 September. 

Vice-President Dr Hamzah Haz opened the 20th
Ministerial Meeting of the health ministers of the
member countries of WHO in SEA region held at the hall
of the Vice-President's House of Indonesia. The
Ministers' Meeting was held at Gren Melia Hotel and
proposals to be sent to the Global Fund for control of
AIDS, TB and malaria, finding of processes for
purchasing main quality medicines from local areas and
compilation of  the reports connection with health and
economic matters issued by WHO were discussed. 

The Minister for Health clarified rural health
development tasks being undertaken with added momentum
in Myanmar, control tasks of AIDS, TB and malaria
diseases, arrangements for distribution of main
quality medicines to the people and highly qualified
health care services being carried out by the Ministry
of Health. 

On 12 September, the delegates visited Indoforma
Pharmaceutical Factory. While in Jakarta, Minister
Maj-Gen Ket Sein called on Director-General Dr Gro
Harlem Brundtland of WHO and discussed health care
service projects being jointly implemented by WHO and
the Ministry of Health. On 11 September, the 55th
Regional Committee Meeting was held. Present were
Health Ministers of WHO SEA Region, the
director-general of WHO and the SEA Regional Director
Dr Uton Muchtar Rafei. 

Director-General Dr Kyi Soe of Health Planning
Department of Myanmar presided over the meeting and
reported on implementation of the task's laid down by
the 54th meeting held in Yangon in 2001. Then, the
Health Ministers discussed matters related to
executives from SEA nations to be elected at the 56th
WHO Conference committees and allotment of expenditure
for health projects (2004- 2005) and financial matters
of SEA countries, On 12 September, control of denguee
hemorrhagic fever, neisseria meningitis and other
diseases, dangers of biological and chemical weapons
and traditional medicine process of WHO were
discussed. 

The Minister for Health and party visited Kalbe Fama
Pham1aceutical Factory and discussed quality control
methods of medicines. They then observed treatment of
children who suffer from iodine deficiency and
rehabilitation tasks. On 13 September, the delegates
discussed future tasks laid down by WHO and approved
the decisions of the meeting, Minister Maj-Gen Ket
Sein and party arrived back here by air this
afternoon. 

They were welcomed back at the airport by Minister for
Education U Than Aung, Minister at the Prime
Minister's Office U Than Shwe, Deputy Ministers for
Health Prof Dr Mya Oo and Prof Dr Kyaw Myint,
officials and Resident Representative of WHO Dr
Agostino Borra. Member of the delegation Director Dire
Thet Tun of Foreign Relations Division also arrived
back. 

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Construction Minister tours Rakhine State and
Ayeyawady Division

Yangon, 14 Sept -Minister for Construction Maj-Gen Saw
Tun, arrived at the camp of Ma-ei - Kyaukphyu Road
Special Construction Project on 12 September morning. 

Senior Engineer U Than Nyunt reported on progress in
construction of Ma- ei - Kyaukphyu road section and
small bridges, and future tasks. The minister gave
instructions on meeting the set standard and ensuring
timely completion, and fulfilled the requirements. 

Then, the minister and party inspected Taungup-Ma-ei
road. At the briefing hall of Road Special Group 8,
Deputy Superintending Engineer U Tin Htut reported on
progress in construction of Taungup-Ma-ei road, work
being done and gathering of paving stones. The
minister gave instructions on tasks to be carried out
systematically, meeting the standard set and
minimizing loss and wastage. 

Afterwards, the minister and party inspected
maintenance work for Taungup-Thandwe road. Thandwe
District Senior Engineer U Nyan Tun gave an account on
work progress and plans to be implemented in the open
season.On 3 September mornng at Thandwe District
briefing hall, the minister and party heard a report
presented by Senior Engineer U Nyan Tun on progress of
maintenance work for the roads being undertaken by
Thandwe District and future tasks to be carried out in
open season. The minister gave instructions on
priority to be given to necessary tasks, meeting the
set standard and using quality paving stones. He then
spoke of the need for the officials to supervise tasks
and to make 'efforts with care for proper drainage. 

On their way t0 Kinpon Bridge Construction Project
being undertaken by the Special Bridge Group 13, the
minister and party looked into Thandwedwa road. At the
briefing hall, Deputy superintending Engineer U Soe
Myint reported on progress in construction of the
bridge and future tasks. The minister left
instructions on tasks to be implemented systematically
and timely completion, and attended to the needs. The
420-foot-long , ?bridge has a 24-foot-wide motorway
and two three- foot-wide pedestrians lanes. The lower
structure of the bridge is of reinforced concrete and
the upper structure, of steel frames. It can with-
stand 60-ton loads. Later, the minister and party
proceeded to Daung Creek through ,
Gwa-Ngathaingchaung- Yekyi road. 

At the briefing hall,Deputy Superintending Engineer U
Soe Tint reported on progress of construction of
Rakhine State section and Ayeyawady Division section
of Gwa-Ngathaingchaung- Yekyi road and future tasks.
The minister left necessary instructions. The minister
and party inspected Pathein- Moywa road and arrived at
Bet ye in the evening. 

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Minister for Transport inspects Bo Myat Tun Bridge

Yangon, 14 Sept - Minister for Transport Maj- Gen Hla
Myint Swe, arrived at Bo Myat Tun Bridge this morning.
Minister inspected the bridge and heard reports by
officials on formation of sandbank in upper reaches of
the river and the current. 

Then, Minister lor Transport Maj-Gen Hla Myint Swe and
party left the Kyain Bin jetty by boat and on their
way along the river, inspected maintenance of the
bridge, river current, fonna- tion of sandbank in the
river, water resources and dredging work carried out
by Directorate of Water Resources and Improvement of
River Systems and gave necessary instructions to
officials. 

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Minister inspects Sittong bridge 

Yangon, 14 Sept - Minister for Rail Transportation U
Pan Aung, arrived at Sittoung Bridge yesterday and
inspected maintenance pf the bridge and extension of
the approach ways. The minister gave necessary
instructions. 

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National sports administrators course concludes 

Yangon, 14 Sept - Chairman of Myanmar Olympic
Committee Minister for Sports Brig-Gen Thura Aye Myint
attended the ceremony to conclude National Sports
Administrators Course 2/2002 jointly conducted by
International Olympic Committee and MOC at the
training hall of Youth Training Camp (Thuwunna) this
morning. The minister made a speech and presented
completion certificates to the trainees. Altogether 27
trainees of states, divisions and ministries attended
the 5-day course. 


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( 6 ) Commander inspects sanitation works in Yangon
City

Yangon, 14 Sept - With a view to keeping Yangon City
clean in carrying out sanitation tasks today. Chairman
of Yangon Division Peace and Development Council
Commander of Yangon Command Maj-Gen Myint Swe and YCDC
Vice- Chairman Vice-Mayor Col Maung Pa visited the
sites and gave words of encouragement to the
volunteers. 

First, the commander and the vice-mayor arrived at
Lanmadaw Railway Station  in Lanmadaw Township where
they were welcomed by No 4 Military Region Commander
Brig-Gen Myo Myint, Secretary of Yangon Division Peace
and Development Council Lt-Col Kyaw Tint and
officials. 

The commander, the vice-mayor and party inspected
sanitation works being undertaken at surrounding areas
of the railway station and on both sides of the:
railroad and gave necessary instructions. Then, they
planted Thitseint trees (belleric myrobalan) at
Lanmadaw Railway Station. 

Afterwards, they saw over sanitation tasks at the
drains near Hanthawady Roundabout, at the comer of
Hanthawady and Kyundaw Roads and Hanthawady and Baho
Roads and in front of , Orthopaedic Hospital in
Kyimyindine Township. The commander heard reports on
conditions of the drains by officials of YCDC and gave
necessary instructions. The commander and party
proceeded to Insein Market in Insein Township. In the
briefing hall, Head of Markets Department in Yangon
North District U Tun Naing reported on the matters
related to the market. Yangon City Vice-Mayor Col
Maung Pa gave a supplementary report. The Commander
gave necessary instructions. Then, the commander and
party inspected selling and buying at the market and
construction of the new market building. 

Accompanied by Secretary of Yangon Division Peace and
Development Council Lt-Col Kyaw Tint and
division-level officials, the commander arrived at the
agricultural education camp in Asugyi, Htantabin
Township, and inspected paddy cultivation technol9gy
demonstrated by Myanma Agriculture Service to local
farmers. Then, the commander inspected success
achieved in using Azolla fertilizers, cultivation of
quality paddy strains, distribution of EM Bokershi
fertilizers, use of bio-composer fertilizers and
bio-super folio fertilizers. Next, the commander met
with 1ocal farmers of villages at the camp and gave
necessary instructions. The local farmers reported to
him on requirements of fertilizers and technology,
feeder canals to be dug for cultivating summer paddy
in full, construction of embankment for preventing the
inflow of salty water and river water pumping projects
for summer paddy fields. 

Officials of Irrigation Department, Myanma Agriculture
Service, Water Resources Utilization Department and
Myanma Electric Power Enterprise reported on
assistance the provided to the farmers. The commander
then attended to the needs of the local farmers, So
far, a total of 87,116 acres of land have been put
under monsoon paddy against the target of 87,0 10
acres of land with 100.18 per cent achievement. 


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( 7 ) Myanma Shooting Team arrives back

Yangon, 14 Sept - Member of the State Peace and
Development Council Chief of Armed Forces Training
Maj-Ger Kyaw Win welcomed back Myanma Tatmadaw
Shooting Team led by Chairman of Defence Services
Shooting Committee Director of Ordnance Services of
the Ministry of Defence Brig-Gen Hla Tun that took
part in the 12th ASEAN Defence Services Shooting
Contest in Singapore at Yangon International Airport
this evening. 

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( 8 ) Trainees recount experiences

Yangon, 14 Sept - Under the organization of Myanmar
National Working Committee for Women' s Affairs and
Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association, a ceremony to
recount the experiences of the trainees who attended
the Enhancing Women's Economic Participation Through
Scaling Up of MICRO Enterprises to SMALL Scaling
Enterprises course conducted at Putra University in
Malaysia was held at Myanmar Education Research Bureau
on Pyay Road this rooming. 

Chairperson Daw Sein Sein extended greetings. Then,
Joint-Secretary Daw Myint Myint Aye of the economic
group of the MNWCWA and Member Daw Theingi Win of the
MWEA recounted their experiences of their studies
during their attendance in the course held from 24 to
27 July. They then replied to the queries raised by
those present. 

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( 9 ) Drug traffickers substances

Yangon, 14 Sept - A combined team comprising members
of the local intelligence unit and Myanmar Police
Force, acting on information, stopped and searched a
trishaw operated by Min Maung on Minte street in
Thayettaw Ward, Shwedaung, on 18 September, 2001 and
seized 865.454 gms of marijuana from the knapsack of
passenger Nay Lin Nyunt. 

Action was taken against Min Maung (a) Po Htoo, 31,
son of U Maung Ko and Nax Lin Nyunt (a) Ko Latt, 27,
son of U Win Nyunt of Laykyunsemi Village, Nwamayan
Village Tract in Shwedaung Township, under Section
15/19(A)/21 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances Law by Shwedaung Police Station, Pyay
District Court handed down 4 years' imprisonment  on
Min Maung (a) Po Htoo under section 15 and 4 years'
imprisonment under section 15 and 14 years'
imprisonment under Section 19 (A)/ 21of the Narcotic
Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law on Nay Lin Nyunt
(a) Ko Latt to serve separately on -20-8-2002. 

A similar team, acting on information ,searched , Aung
Than Tun at Kalina Ale Ward in Insein Township for
marijuana on 24 December, 2001 and seized 32.65 gms of
marijuana from him. Action was taken against Aung Than
Tun (a) Maung Sein, 24, son of U Maung Hla of Kantha 1
st street in Kanna Ale Ward Insein Township, under
sectio11 151. 19(A)/20(A) of the Narcotic Drugs and
Psychotropic Substances Law. 

Yangon (North) District handed down 20 years'
imprisonment on Aung Than Tun (a) Maung Sein under
Section 19(A) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic
Substances law on 23 July this year.

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Raw opium and stimulant tablets seized

Yangon, 14 Sept - A combined team comprising members
of local intelligence unit and Kengtung Special
Anti-drug Squad, acting on information, intercepted
and searched a Hilux car with number plates Pa/9842 at
Mongphyat check-point and arrested passenger Arphar ,
son of U Aryo, together with 660 grams of raw opium on
10 August. . 

Similarly, on 17 August, a combined team comprising
members of local intelligence unit and Muse Special
Anti-drug Squad, acting on information, searched ,Win
Shin (a) Arshin on his arrival on a motorbike without
number plates at New Century quest House and seized
41,800 stimulant tablets weighing 4.18 kilos.
Likewise, a combined team comprising members of local
intelligence unit and local regiment, acting on
information, searched the house of Ma Shauk Hsan,
daughter of U Liter of Nakha Village, Kutkai Township,
on 26 August and seized 16 packs of raw opium weighing
35 kilos. 

Action is being taken against them under the Narcotic
Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Law by the police
stations concerned. 

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