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                           INFORMATION SHEET
No. A-0181(I)				                                      Date.24-10-97
(1)		LSG to Launch Aircraft Catering Services in Yangon

		LSG Lufthansa Services Enterprises Ltd, a Hong Kong-based firm, and
Department of Civil Aviation have agreed on 23 October to set up a factory to
launch aircraft catering services on board international airlines. MoU was
signed between the two at the International Business Centre to set up the
factory under BOT system near Yangon International Airport. 
		Under the contract, LSG, which is catering food to 75 international
airlines for aircraft catering services, will build the factory within one
year. The factory will produce 2,500 food packets daily in accord with the
international standard ISO 9000. Eighteen international airlines are opening
regular runs and chartered flights to YIA, which is handling more and more
passengers and freight yearly. LSG will invest three million dollars to
operate aircraft catering services for ten years in Myanmar before
transferring the business and the factory to DCA. 
		DCA is building Hanthawady International Airport and Mandalay International
Airport and has plans to upgrade airports at Bagan-NyaungU, Heho and Thandwe
to become world class facilities by the year 2000.
(2)		Gems Emporium in Process
		Today, gem merchants purchased altogether 188 jade lots valued at US $
850,196. Jewellery and jade figurines sold at fixed prices fetched US $
46,801. Jade lots will also be sold by tender on 24 and 25 October at the
emporium which 411 local and foreign gem merchants are attending.
(3)		Deputy Minister for Education Leaves to Attend 29th UNESCO Session
		Vice-Chairman of Myanmar Naing-Ngan UNESCO National Commission Deputy
Minister for Education and Secretary of the Commission Rector of Yangon
Institute of Education left Yangon by air for Paris to attend the 29th
Session of the UNESCO General Conference from 21 October to 12 November.
(4)		Myanmar Writers Delegation Leaves for PRC
		A six-member Myanmar writers delegation led by Deputy Chief Editor left
Yangon by air for the People's Republic of China on 23 October at the
invitation of Literary and Fine Arts Committee of Yunnan Province under the
cultural exchange programme between the two countries.
(A)		Chairman of Work Committee for Development of Border Areas and National
Races Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council Lt-Gen Khin
Nyunt received Chairman of New Mon State Party (NMSP) Nai Shwe Kyin, General
Secretary Nai Yattha and members, and peace negotiators at Tatmadaw Guest
House on Inya Road on 23 October.
		Present also were Minister for Progress of Border Areas and National Races
and Development Affairs, Minister for Finance and Revenue, Minister for
Health, Deputy Minister for Mines, Deputy Minister for Forestry. They
discussed smooth transport, education, health and development of the region.
(B)		Minister for Hotels and Tourism Lt-Gen Kyaw Ba received Managing
Director Mr Boon Yoon Chiang of Jardine Matheson South-East Asia Pte Ltd of
Singapore and party at his office.
(C)		Minister for Hotels and Tourism Lt-Gen Kyaw Ba received Senior Managing
Director Mr Takehiko Kato of Nikko International Ltd of Japan, President Mr
Yasuhiro Matsuda of Connection International Ltd and party at his office.
(D)		Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received Senior Vice-President of
Sambawang Marine & Offshore Engineering Mr M P Premraj at his office.
(E)		Chairman of Myanmar Investment Commission Vice-Admiral Maung Maung Khin
received Managing Director of Fritz Werner Co Mr Werner Schoeltzke and party
at his office.
(F)		Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received Chairman of Yunnan
Machinery & Equipment Import & Export Corporation (YMEC) Mr Lin Zai You and
party at his office.
(G)		Minister for Energy U Khin Maung Thein received General Manager of
Hongkong Electric International Ltd Dr Rubert Mak and party at his office.