The fourth coordination meeting for publishing the 100 Myanmar Books Series was held yesterday afternoon at Sarpay Beikman on Merchant Street in Yangon.
In the meeting, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint, himself a well-known Myanmar book author, said all sorts of books, both fiction, non-fiction, will be included in the 100 Myanmar Books Series, scheduled to be published soon. The Union Minister gave suggestions for the novels to be selected by forming a group committee. The Union Minister also commented on forming a committee to review the 81 selected novels so far and the status of republishing a Myanmar encyclopedia.
The president of the 100 Myanmar Books Publishing Committee, Dr. Sithu U Thaw Kaung, also suggested books for the Myanmar Books Series. The 100 Myanmar Books Series work committee joint secretary (1) U Than Ohn (Maung Zayar) also explained about final novels selecting committee to be formed and poems to be selected.
Ministry of Information Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung explained the aim of publishing 100 Myanmar Books Series which is to be distributed in early 2018.
The Director General of Printing and Publishing Department U Aung Myo Myint and Deputy Director General U Ko Ko Naing discussed the font design and size which are to be used in the book series and coordinated with experts.
The Myanmar encyclopedia editorial committee secretary (2) Saw Lwin (Maung Thwe Thit) explained the implementation works of Sarpay Beikman officials on the instructions and discussions made by the experts. Then, the Union Minister delivered the closing speech.
Before the meeting, the Union Minister viewed the Sarpay Beikman Book Shop on Merchant Street. In the evening, the Union Minister and officials went to University of Yangon, Kamayut Township and viewed the preparation works for the opening ceremony of “Youth All-Round Development” event which is to be held from 1 to 3 December in Yangon University Campus and provided suggestions and coordinated on the requirements.
The event will feature literacy activities, innovative showrooms, artistic activities, entertainment, sporting activities, book shops and food shops.