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  • Vol. III, No. 136, 12th Waning of Wagaung 1378 ME www.globalnewlightofmyanmar.com Tuesday, 30 August, 2016

    Union Peace Conference 21st Century Panglong joint organizing committee meets

    United Nations Secretary-General on working visit to Myanmar

    Page 3 Page 3 Page 3

    State Counsellor enjoys music concert by Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra

    MyanMar & IndIa: buIldIng brIdgesThe third day of President U Htin Kyaws visit to India included ceremony as well as substance.

    The day started with a wel-coming ceremony for U Htin Kyaw and his wife Daw Su Su Lwin at the Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, India yesterday.

    Indian President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi cordially greeted the President and his wife at the ceremony.

    After posing for photos together with the Indian Presi-dent and the Prime Minister, U Htin Kyaw inspected the honour guard.

    Next, the President and wife paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at the Raj Ghat and signed the visitors book.

    The President then received the Indian External Affairs Min-ister Ms. Sushma Swaraj at Taj Palace Hotel.

    Afterwards, the President at-tended a working luncheon host-ed by Modi at Hyderabad House.

    During their talks at the luncheon, Modi and U Htin Kyaw witnessed the exchange of several Memorandums of Under-standing (MoUs) which included four major deals including one for the construction of as many as 69 bridges on the Tamu-Kyee-kon-Kalewa Road section, which is considered a trilateral highway in Myanmar.

    The two sides also ex-changed MoUs on construction of Paletwa-Yargyi road section on the highway, cooperation in traditional medicine and renew-able energy sectors.

    Modi said Myanmar holds a unique position in Indias neigh-bourhood, adding that the long-standing cultural and historical linkages between the two coun-tries form a solid foundation of the bilateral relations.

    This is the first top-level engagement between India and Myanmar since the new govern-ment took office in Myanmar.

    U Htin Kyaw is on a four-day visit to India seeking support in the ongoing rebuilding efforts in Myanmar. Myanmar wants In-dia to step up its role in several sectors ranging from infrastruc-ture and education to healthcare and energy.

    The two sides also discussed further cooperation in economic, cultural and trade sectors, pro-jects being implemented by the two countries, Indias technol-ogy assistance and training to Myanmar, border security and development, demarcation of the remaining boundary sections, promotion of cooperation be-tween the two Parliaments, tech-nology and necessary assistance for restoration of quake-hit reli-gious edifices and matters related to Indias support for Myanmars peace and national reconciliation process and the exchange of sup-port between the two countries in the international arena were discussed.

    Then, the President and the Indian Prime Minister held a joint press briefing on bilateral cooperation. A joint statement was released afterwards.

    In the afternoon, the Presi-dent and his wife visited Nation-al Museum in New Delhi and a handicraft and housewares exhi-bition.

    In the evening, the President held talks with his Indian coun-terpart on bilateral relations and economic cooperation between the two countries.

    The last official event of the day was a dinner hosted by Mukherjee for the President and wife. The two presidents ex-changed toasts during the dinner. Myanmar News AgencyPresident u Htin Kyaw is welcomed by Indias Prime Minister narendra Modi in new delhi, India. Photo: MNA

  • 2 NatioNal 30 August 2016

    Pyithu Hluttaw

    Amyotha Hluttaw Amyotha Hluttaw approves Elders Draft LawAmyothA hluttaw approved the Elders Draft Law at its 22nd day session yesterday, with the Bill Committee reading out its report regarding the draft law and Union minister Dr Win myat Aye submitting a proposal to ap-prove the bill to the parliament.

    During a question and an-swer session, Union minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win myat Aye elaborated on the natural disaster management fund of K20 billion, saying that more than K3 billion was spent on disaster prepar-edness measures, water supply, rehabilitation of victims and so-cio-economic development un-dertakings.

    Regarding dams and res-ervoirs in hinthada District of Ayeyawady Region, the Union minister assured that spillways were constructed to provide safe release of floodwaters from the dams and arrangements have been made for release of water from the dams before reaching its maximum storage levels.

    Regular dam inspections for ensuring durability were being undertaken in accordance with rules and regulations, added the Union minister.

    Next, he responded to a call for flood prevention measures to be installed in mraukU of Rakh-ine State, saying that the region-al government will spend K248

    million on dredging of Kan hla creek to ensure the proper flow of water in the township.

    Studies and necessary meas-ures are being conducted by teams of experts from the minis-try of Construction, the ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Ir-rigation and the ministry of Bor-der Affairs to protect the town-ship from flooding, he added.

    A report was submitted to the government through the national disaster management committee to implement the projects to de-velop rivers and ensure durability of dams and irrigation facilities with the help of international as-sistance, said the Union minister. Myanmar News Agency

    Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye. Photo: MNA

    Pyithu Hluttaw holds Q & A session, discussions on proposalPyIthU hluttaw continued for its 22nd day with a question and answer session yesterday.

    Deputy minister for Agri-culture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr tun Win responded to a call for construction of a bridge in Gwa township of Rakhine State, saying that there were no plans to build a 1,200-foot reinforced concrete bridge over a creek be-tween Gwa and magyi Ngu vil-lage at the moment because time is required to test the soil and develop a structural design in cooperation with the ministry of

    Construction.on behalf of the Rakhine

    State government, the deputy minister replied to a call for con-struction of a retaining wall in taungup township, saying that it will be built in accordance with the regional governments priori-ty list in a supplementary budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

    he also answered a ques-tion about tintate-Padu road in Sagaing township, pledging that roadwork and repair of box cul-verts will be carried out by the ministrys rural development de-

    partment during the open season.Next, Pyithu hluttaw rep-

    resentatives debated a proposal calling on the Union government to review monthly allowances

    and expenses granted to mem-bers of election sub-commis-sions.

    then, member of the Un-ion Election Commission U

    hla tint replied to discus-sions of the lawmakers and Pyithu hluttaw approved the proposal to be put on record. Myanmar News Agency

    Pyithu Hluttaw is being convened in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

    ASEAN to enhance weather informationthE 38th meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on me-teorology and Geophysics took place in yangon yesterday, in or-der to support the requirements of ASEAN member countries in the field of meteorological and geo-physical environmental issues.

    the participants of the meet-

    ing will discuss and adopt the Work Plan of SCmG from 2016 to 2025, to share the knowledge on monitoring Network of the tsunami Early Warning System in ASEAN, member countries to share technological information on Weather Radar Basic & Rou-tine maintenance and Real-time

    Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker meets FNF project directorSPEAKER of Amyotha hluttaw mahn Win Khaing than received mrs. Katrin Bannach, project director for myanmar and thailand of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) in Nay Pyi taw yesterday.

    During the call, they discussed matters related to the FNFs assistance to development of hluttaw.

    Also present were Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung and offi-cials of Amyotha Hluttaw Office. Myanmar News Agency

    Radar Rainfall Estimation & Forecasting, to be discussed on the possible technical coopera-tion between ASEAN countries and International organizations.

    the meeting will end on 31st August.

    In her opening remarks, Director-General of the Depart-ment of meteorology and hy-drology Dr. hrin Nei thiam, said through this ASEAN meeting, stakeholders can receive technol-ogy and all other knowledge for weather forecasting and also for geophysics. She added that it is also quite beneficial to our coun-try. myanmar is conducting train-ing and technology exchange programmes in cooperation with international organisations to en-hance the capabilities of services in meteorology and geophysics. ASEAN member countries and entities outside of ASEAN such as the World meteorology or-ganization and the Japan, China and Korea meteorology agencies joined the meeting that will last until the end of the month. Aung Thura

    Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than receives Mrs. Katrin Bannach. Photo: MNA

    The 38th Meeting of the ASEAN Sub-Committee on Meteorology and Geophysics commences in Yangon. Photo:trANsPort

  • national 330 August 2016

    A joint organizing commit-tee for the Union Peace Confer-ence21st Century Panglong met at thingaha Hotel in nay Pyi taw.

    in his address, Dr tin Myo Win, Vice Chairman of the joint committee, said that he was in-spired by the people and proud to have joined ethnic brethren, political leaders and officials of the government for the Union Peace Conference. next, Pdoh Saw Kwe Htoo Win, another Vice Chairman of the committ