August 19, 2016

Union Information Minister meets Myanmar Media Council

Union Minister Dr Pe Myint holds talks with Myanmar Media Council.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr Pe Myint holds talks with Myanmar Media Council. Photo: MNA

UNION Minister for Information Dr PeMyint held talks with members of the Myanmar Media Council on the council’s ongoing work and future tasks in Yangon yesterday.
During the meeting, the Myanmar Media Council reported on the present status of private-owned newspapers and difficulties they are facing. They also discussed the Broadcasting Law. In the morning, the Union minister met officials from the Myanmar Book Aid Preservation Foundation, the Myanmar Library Association and the Association of Myanmar Architects at the SarpayBeikman Building in Yangon.
In his discussion, the Union minister said the Sarpay Beikman Building is set to be upgraded to become a library of international standard on which the people can rely, while preserving the building’s original structure.
He suggested that a committee to conserve the building be formed with all stakeholders, and he invited suggestions for the opening of private bookstalls on the ground floor of the building. Next, the Union minister toured the building, including the children’s library and the SarpayBeikman bookstall.
The Myanmar Book Aid Preservation Foundation and the ministry’s Information and Public Relations Department are set to sign an MoU on the upgrading of libraries and the development of mobile library services with smart phones and tablets.
Work is underway to set up five mobile services-equipped libraries each in Yangon and Mandalay regions and one each in other regions and states.—Myanmar News Agency


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