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December 12, 2019

MoI discusses textbook printing process with external printing houses

Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delivers the speech at the meeting for printing and distribution of school textbooks for 2020-2021 academic year yesterday. Photo: MNA
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delivers the speech at the meeting for printing and distribution of school textbooks for 2020-2021 academic year yesterday. Photo: MNA

Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun organized a meeting with private printing houses to discuss procedures to adhere to in printing, publishing and distributing school textbooks for 2020-2021 Academic Year at the Ministry of Information in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
Firstly, in his capacity as Chairman of the Subcommittee for Printing and Publishing School Textbooks, the Deputy Minister said new curricula for the coming academic year have been implemented. He said the number of books to be printed has gone up in line with the increased classes.
Over hundred million textbooks need to be printed this year, said the Deputy Minister, of which MoI’s Printing and Publishing Department (PPD) will handle 48.638 million and 76.62 million with be handed over to external printing houses through a tender system. He requested the external printing houses to give their earnest collaboration again, as they have done in the years before, to print high-quality teacher guidebooks and textbooks.
Next, sub-committee secretary and Director-General of PPD U Aung Myo Myint explained the guidelines for external printing houses to adhere to.
Textbook Distribution Subcommittee Secretary and Basic Education Department Director-General U Ko Lay Win explained the points of cooperation related to the entire process, and Vice Chairman of the subcommittee, MoI Permanent Secretary U Myo Myint Maung, provided his input to the meeting.
This was followed by attendees engaging in general discussions to which the Deputy Minister provided suggestions and advice and finally delivered the closing speech. — MNA (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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