Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun attended the opening ceremony of Television Presenters Training Course, organized the Myanmar Television and Radio Broadcasters’ Association, yesterday morning, at the Myanmar Media Development Centre (MMDC), Junction Square, Yangon. Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun, who is also the chairman of Broadcasting Governing Body – BGB) delivered an opening remark at the event.
In his opening remark, the Deputy Minister said that the event, organized by the Myanmar Television and Radio Broadcasters’ Association was held for the first time, and which played a crucial role in fostering the Myanmar media development. As for our country, it is of paramount importance to emerge free and independent media creating democratic checks and balances. He added that our country has just undergone a democratic transition period and there may have many challenges, at the same time, there are many opportunities for development as well. When it comes to explanation about Myanmar’s democratization to the international communities, the Myanmar Media played a pivotal role for dissemination of information and this event would help overcome media challenges. Then Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun attended the Broadcasting Governing Body (BGB) coordination meeting (1/2019), at the Myanmar Radio and Television (MRTV) meeting hall, on Pyay Road, Yangon, where he met with the members of BGB and discussed media development and challenges faced in the media world.
In the afternoon, Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun inspected the G.T.C Printing Press Factory, Printing and Publishing Department under the Ministry of Information, where he met with the officials from the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Education. Next he discussed the progress of the school textbooks in the 2019-2020 Academic Years. Afterwards, Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun urged the officials to publish the school text books with high quality and to publish it in a timely manner while maintain a safe work environment, to be vigilant of fire hazard, systematic layouts planning. Following this, he inspected the GTC, the Sarpay Beikman and the Aung San Printing Factory.—MNA
(Translated by Win Ko Ko Aung)