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September 19, 2018

MoI steps forward to republish Myanmar encyclopedias, to publish 100 classic books series

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the coordination meeting for publishing 100 Myanmar classic books series in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint addresses the coordination meeting for publishing 100 Myanmar classic books series in Yangon yesterday. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint addressed a coordination meeting to republish Myanmar encyclopedias and to publish 100 Myanmar classic books series held separately at the Printing and Publishing Department-PPD in Theinbyu Street, Yangon yesterday
morning.
At the first meeting, Myanmar Encyclopedia Republishing Committee Vice Chairman Maung Khin Min (Danuphyu), PPD Director-General U Aung Myo Myint, Deputy Director-General U Ko Ko Naing and attendees discussed and submitted about works conducted. The Union Minister underlined the correct facts, strengthening the editorial group and setting up a time table.
A draft format of the Myanmar encyclopedias has been completed, and the draft of the first volume of the encyclopedias is being edited as suggested by the 26-member expert team and pointed out by the editorial group.

Meeting on publishing 100 Myanmar classic books series
The Union Minister held a meeting on publishing 100 Myanmar classic book series with members of the committee on publishing the series at the same meeting room yesterday.
The committee secretary U Than Ohn (Maung Zeya) explained about arrangements made for publishing of first, second and third volumes of the novel books series. The Union Minister and attendees then discussed matters relating to setting a timetable for publishing the first three volumes, and confirmation of novels that will be included in the next publication.
The first volume of 100 Myanmar classic (novel) books series includes “Maung Yin Maung Ma Me Ma” by James Hla Kyaw, “Chin Paung Ywet Thae Mg Hmaing” by Wun Sayae U Gyi and “Chit Yoe Ahman” by Ma Khin Aye. The second volume includes “Shwe Pyi Soe” by U Latt, “Yadanapon” by Shwe Oo Daung and “B.A. Mg Ba Lwin” by Mg Ba Than. The third volume includes “Nay Yi Yi” by P. Moe Nin, “Ta Nan Pyaw Yin Thwe Taw” by U Latt and “Hmar Taw Pone” by Thakin Kodaw Hmaing. The three volumes of novel books series are arranged to be published in December. Members of publishing committee and Sarpay Beikman’s editorial board are preparing to publish the next novel books series of 100 Myanmar classic books series and other books series. — MNA

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