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May 23, 2019

LPG Safety Training Course No. 2 opens in Thanlyin Refinery

Union Minister U Win Khaing addresses the Opening ceremony of LPG Safety Training Course No. 2 in Thanlyin yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Win Khaing addresses the Opening ceremony of LPG Safety Training Course No. 2 in Thanlyin yesterday. Photo: MNA

Opening ceremony LPG Safety Training Course No. 2 conducted by Ministry of Electricity and Energy was held at Yangon Region No. 1 Oil Refinery (Thanlyin) on 17 February.
At the ceremony Union Minister U Win Khaing said the course was conducted to raise the human resources required in the country. The country aim to use LPG as a strategic energy and sector wise courses to develop human resources is required to prepare for developing technology and investment in LPG Industry. LPG as an energy source is widely aimed toward industry, transport, rural and urban kitchen sector. Businesses were being invited to reduce government participation in LPG sector and transit fully toward private sector.
Using LPG widely in the country can reduce electricity consumption and will help toward fully using electric power in other required areas. It’ll reduce the consumption of wood and charcoal and reduce deforestation and environmental pollution. The ministry aims to expand LPG usage to rural villages by 2020 and is targeting 1 million households to use LPG by 2020. As a first step it was able to distribute LPG to 150,000 households and is arranging to open LPG Auto Gas Filling Station for vehicles driven by LPG.
LPG Safety Training Courses were being conducted for personnel from LPG distribution companies and factory. At this course handling of LPG, requirement to handle and distribute LPG, safely using and installing Car Conversion Kit to LPG as fuel in vehicles will be taught by experts. The Union Minister spoke of the requirement to form LPG business association so that the government and private companies can cooperate in a balanced manner toward widespread and danger free usage of LPG.
Next, business persons from LPG distribution and sales private businesses who were attending the course submitted difficulties faced in conducting the work and the Union Minister coordinated and fulfill the requirements. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Min)

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