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October 17, 2018

World Post Day 2018 celebrated in Nay Pyi Taw

Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung views an exhibition at the World Post Day 2018 ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung views an exhibition at the World Post Day 2018 ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

A ceremony to commemorate World Post Day 2018 was held at Ministry of Transport and Communications Office No. (2) meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning and Union Minister U Thant Sin Maung delivered a speech.
At the ceremony, the Union Minister said Universal Postal Union (UPU) formed on 9 October 1874 has 192 countries as members and is the world’s longest international organisation. Myanmar became the member of UPU on 4 October 1949. The main aim of holding World Post Day is to highlight the importance and awareness of the role of postal services among service users and businesses and its participation in the socio-economic development all over the world.
Myanmar is also conducting postal sector development and Directorate of Telecommunications and Myanmar Post Office are working together towards repealing the Burma Postal Act (1898) and to enact a new Postal Law soon. Myanmar Post Office and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are working together to educate the people on postal code and to create a better postal work by publishing a book on postal code in Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay regions. At the same time, actor Morisaki Win was appointed as “Post Code Ambassador” to raise more interest, said the Union Minister.
Next Directorate of Telecommunications Deputy Director General U Myo Swe delivered a speech of thanks and deputy director Daw Ni Ni Han read the World Post Day 2018 message of Switzerland- based UPU Director General.
Afterwards, age 15 years and below international youth letter writing (local level) competition assessment group chairman U Ko Lay Win of Basic Education Department explained about the competition.
This was followed by Deputy Ministers for Transport and Communications U Kyaw Myo and U Tha Oo presenting first, second and third prizes to winners of the age 15 years and below international youth letter writing (local level) competition.
Myanmar Post Managing Director U Kham Aung then presented document of honors to officials from post offices that provided special services, in addition to routine postal works.
Union Minister, Deputy Ministers, Permanent Secretary and U Ko Lay Win were also presented with World Post Day commemorative gifts by Directorate of Telecommunications, Deputy Director General.
After this, first prize winner of age 15 years and below international youth letter writing (local level) competition expressed words of thanks.
In the end, Union Minister, Deputy Ministers and prize winners posed for a group photo and viewed the World Post Day exhibitions.—MNA

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