September 20, 2017

Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day observed by officials, traders

Vice President U Henry Van Thio looks at jade statue displayed at Maniyadanar Jade Hall as he visits the first Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day.  Photo: MNA

Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day was commemorated  at the Mani Yadanar Jade Meeting Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Vice-President U Henry Van Thio attended yesterday’s commemoration of Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day  at Mani Yadanar Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw.
The ceremony was attended by several Union Ministers, parliamentarians and businesspeople.
“Myanmar is a country rich in gems and jewels such as jade, ruby and sapphire,” said Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Entrepreneurs’ Association Vice-Chairman U Myint Han.
In a speech at the event, the vice chairman said that 3 August was chosen as Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day to commemorate the day the Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Entrepreneurs’ Association was founded.
U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation made an opening address. U Yone Mu offered honorary certificates to Ruby Dragon and Gems Company, which donated a 3,000-ton jade stone to the State, to Kyaukseintaung Gems Company, which donated Uru Yadanar Kyaukseintaung Bridge and to Amyotha Kyipwar Toetetyay Company which donated a 99 kilogram amber stone to the State.
Prizes were also given to the winners of various contests and exhibitions sponsored by the Myanmar Gems and Jewelry Day committee, including companies that sold the most of jade and precious minerals and the highest taxpaying companies.—Myanmar News Agency

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