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Myanmar Leader Calls for Priority to Myanmar-Singapore



               YANGON (Dec. 24) XINHUA - Myanmar
               leader Khin Nyunt urged the government
               ministries to give priority to implementing
               projects arranged by the Singapore

               The projects, laid down in the last two
               meetings of the Myanmar-Singapore Joint
               Ministerial Working Committee (JMWC),
               include those of tourism, agriculture,
               livestock and fisheries and human
               resources development. 

               Speaking at a coordination meeting here
               Tuesday, Khin Nyunt, first secretary of the
               Myanmar State Peace and Development
               Council, pointed out that Singapore is the
               second largest investor in the country, the
               official newspaper The New Light of
               Myanmar reported Wednesday. 

               The JMWC was formed following a visit to
               Singapore by Myanmar top leader Than
               Shwe in June 1995. 

               According to official statistics, Singapore's
               investment in Myanmar amounted to 1.3
               billion U.S. dollars in 64 permitted projects
               covering hotels and tourism, industrial
               zones and container terminals as well as
               other industrial sectors.