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September 18, 2019

Union Minister U Win Khaing attends dinner honoring 26th Council meeting of AAET

Union Minister U Win Khaing at a meeting before the dinner honoring the 26th Council meeting of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology held in Novotel Hotel in Yangon. photo: MNA
Union Minister U Win Khaing at a meeting before the dinner honoring the 26th Council meeting of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology held in Novotel Hotel in Yangon. photo: MNA

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing attended a dinner honoring 26th Council meeting of ASEAN Academy of Engineering and Technology (AAET) on the evening of 27 October in Novotel Hotel, Yangon.
In his address at the dinner Union Minister said that in the transition to Industry 4.0 cooperation among ASEAN countries become more important and more innovation is required for further development in economic, social and humanitarian matters in ASEAN countries. Next, the Union Minister accepted the Senior Fellowship and Academy of Engineering Technology for Developing World Fellowship presented by AAET.
AAET is formed with members consisting of eminent engineers, technologists and industrialists from the ten ASEAN member states and is registered with the ASEAN Secretariat as an ASEAN Secretariat-affiliated non-profit Civil Society Organization (CSO) and this is the first time Myanmar is hosting the AAET Council meeting.
AAET’s main objective is to contribute combined intellect and experience of its members in academia, government and industry for the economic advancement of the ASEAN region and its people in sustainable manner. AAET had initiated various programs and activities to increase the awareness of the importance of science, technology and innovation in the ASEAN region, as well as assisting in promoting the socio-economic development and enhancing the competitiveness of the ASEAN member states.
Myanmar participated in AAET for more than a decade and of the 256 AAET members, there are a total of 67 Myanmar of which 2 were Senior Fellows, 47 were Fellows and 16 were Associate Fellows. The 15 member Council includes Dr. Sein Myint and Dr. Aung Kyaw Myat from Myanmar it is learnt. — MNA

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