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                              INFORMATION SHEET

No.A-0226(I)					Date. 26-11-97

(1)		Sale of Gems, Jade Continues
		The Union of Myanmar Economic Holdings Ltd continued the seventh sale of
gems and jade at the Gems Emporium Hall on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road, Yangon on 25
November. Bargain bidding forms for gems and jade will be opened on 26
November. Altogether 90 foreign gems merchants and 542 local merchants also
visited the sale.
(2)		Housing and Construction Exhibition 97 11-14 December
		TTF (Yangon) Co Ltd will sponsor Housing and Construction Exhibition 97
with the assistance of the Ministry of Construction at Tatmadaw Hall on U
Wisara Road from 11 to 14 December. The exhibition is aimed at building world
class housing complexes and exchanging construction technology.
(3)		Eight Medical Specialities Conference Held
		With the sponsorship of the Myanmar Medical Association, the 8th Medical
Specialities Conference was held at the hall of the association, Theinbyu
Road, Yangon from 20 to 23 November. A total of 223 doctors submitted 37
papers and held discussions for three times with the participants.
(4)		Exhibition on Socio-Economic Life of Myanmar National 
Races Continues
		The Exhibition on Socio-Economic Life of Myanmar National Races to mark the
77th Anniversary of Yangon University continued for the third day at Yangon
University Diamond Jubilee Hall on 25 November.
(5)		All Drugs Required to Bear Registration Number
		All drugs in Myanmar markets are required to bear Myanmar Drug Registration
number according to the notification No 7/93 of the Ministry of Health. It is
learnt that the Myanmar Drug Registration number must be printed
conspicuously on the bottle, secondary carton box and packages of the drug
and severe legal action will be taken against those who fail to comply with.
(A)		Chairman of Myanmar Education Committee Secretary-1 of the State Peace
and Development Council Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt received Chairman of the Institute
of World Peace Mr Hideo Watanabe of Japan, Honourable Chairman of the 37th
OSEAL Forum Organizing Committee Mr Masami Kato and party at Dagon Yeiktha of
the Ministry of Defence. Honourable Chairman of the 37th OSEAL Forum
Organizing Committee Mr Masami Kato donated cash to Secretary-1 Lt-Gen Khin
Nyunt for the development of basic education in Myanmar.
(B)		Minister for Industry-1 received Chairman of ACE Pressureweld
International (PTE) Ltd Mr Willy Kwan and party of Singapore and General
Manager Mr M Nagai and party of Yangon based Mitsui Co Ltd at his office on
separate occasions.
(C)		Minister for Energy received General Manager of Total Oil Company Mr M
Viallard and Resident Representative Mr H Madeo at his office. The Minister
also received Chairman of Yunnan Machinery & Equipment Import and Export
Corporation (YMEC) Mr Lin Zai You and party at his office.