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Information Sheet N0.A-0688(I)

						Information Sheet          
				N0.A-0688(I) 11th November 1998 	

(1)		Myanmar-Japan  bilateral  Conference  on  Information  Technology
cooperation continues	
		Myanmar-Japan Bilateral Conference on Information Technology cooperation
continued for the second day on 10 November at the International Business
Centre.  Papers on IT Policy Prospects in Myanmar, Development of Electronic
Industry in Japan, Current Status and Prospect of Application of IT in
Myanmar, IT Society to 21st Century, Current Status and Prospect of IT
Industry in Myanmar and Japan IT cooperation in Asia Future were presented at
the conference.  Representatives sought means on bilateral information
technology cooperation at the panel discussions.  Five candidates have been
selected to attend a computer course in Japan beginning January 1999 under
CICC assistance.  CICC scholarships for 1999-2000 can be applied through MCF.

(2)		Singapore-Myanmar Specialists Jointly Perform Orthopaedic Operations
		Visiting orthopaedist Dr. Yeo Seng Jin and members of Singapore General
Hospital and Commandant of Defence Services Orthopaedic Hospital (500-bed) and
specialists jointly performed surgical operations on patients at the operation
theatre of the hospital on 10 November.

(3)		Hospital and Anaesthetic Equipment  Donated to YGH
		Minister for Health accepted hospital and anaesthetic equipment for Yangon
General Hospital donated by Professor Philippe Segol of University Hospital of
Caen of France together with Ambassador of France at the office of the
ministry on 10 November.  The minister then presented a certificate of honour
to the well-wisher.

(4)		Minister Meets President of CICC												Minister for National
Planning and Economic Development  met President of Centre of the
International Cooperation for Computerization (CICC) of Japan, Mr. Takuma
Yamamoto who called at his office on 10 November.

(5)		Regional  Commander  Agrees  To Assist  In  The  Search  for  The Downed 
		 World War II Aircraft
		The Foreign Defence Attache Corps together with their families went for a
familiarization tour to the Northern Command Region (Kachin State) on the
first week of November, 1998.  In the ensuing trip the group visited Putao and
Myitkyina and they were entertained by the officers and families of the
Northern Regional Command Head Quarters.  During the tour the U.S Air Attache
requested the Regional Commander to help collect and confirm information on
the plane crash that occured in the Kachin State during the World War II. The
Northern Regional commander Maj-Gen Kyaw Win offered to render  assistance to
make necessary arrangement for  information collection on the downed  World
War II aircrafts in Myitkyina area.
		A ceremony was held in Yangon on December of 1996 where Myanmar officials
handed over the remains of U.S.A.F (C-47)  crew and parts of the plane
wreckage which had crashed in the northern part of Myanmar in the  Kachin
State during the World War (2) to the U.S embassy officials. The Government of
Myanmar had provided in the past and is willing to continue its offer of  any
help in view of Myanmar-American goodwill relations, regarding it necessary
from the social point of view, and in full sympathy with the families of the
dead crew members. 
		Likewise,  Myanmar is ready and willing to extend its cooperation and
support to countries seeking its assistance and being in the virtue of
understanding and sharing the sentimental values felt by the families of the
servicemen who sacrificed their lives in Myanmar during the war. 
		After a Successful Exchange of Views More NLD Members Return  Home
		Altogether (27) NLD members who have been invited for the exchange of views
have returned home during this week. On 6 November U Sai Phat returned home.
On 8 November U Soe Min,  U Nyunt Win, Daw Kyi Kyi Sein, Naing Naing Aung, Dr.
Aung Soe Myint, U Hla Myint ,Min Thu, U Saw Lwin, San Htun, U Ye' Ko, Maung
Myint, U Aung Myint, U Aung Myo Thant, Daw Tin Myint, Khin Maung Kyi (a) Ni
Tar, Aung Min Swe(a) Aung Myint Sein and Tin Moe (a) Tin Maung Nyunt, returned
home. On 10 November, U Chit Maung,  Dr. Ye' Myint, Dr Kyaw Kyaw, U Hlaing Ni,
U Khin Maung Oo, U Aung Myint Oo, U Myint Aung, U ZawHein and Daw Than Than
Aye returned home.