Thursday, September 21, 2017

MP wants consumer education in syllabus

A motion urging the Union Government to include consumer education in the syllabus of the 6th, 7th and 8th grades was recorded at the Pyithu Hluttaw session held on Wednesday (June 14).

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New bill on vocational training in the works

The Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Bill, which is being drafted by the Ministry of Education, will be submitted to parliament soon, said Dr Aye Myint, director general of the Department of Technical and Vocational Education.

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Government urged to boost SMEs to create more jobs

Myanmar needs to maximise its agricultural, industrial and service sectors to push the country’s economic growth and create more jobs.

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Reproductive health motion recorded in Amyotha Hluttaw

A motion urging the Union Government to include reproductive health, civics and democracy on the syllabi of colleges, high schools and middle schools has been entered into the record by Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mann Win Khaing Than.

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Myanmar disabled to get more jobs, protection law soon

Disabled people can look forward to more job openings and other opportunities, Dr Win Myat Aye, minister of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, said.

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Q-and-A on seized land ‘irritates’ Hluttaw speaker

Questions and answers pertaining to confiscated land are irritating, Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U Win Myint told the Hluttaw session yesterday.

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Counterfeit notes seized and destroyed: Central Bank

The Central Bank seized 2300 counterfeit K5000 and K10,000 notes during fiscal 2016-2017.

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New import laws for LNG in the pipeline

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is going to draft new laws on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in cooperation with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Services Society (MOGSS) and Hluttaw but details of the draft are not known, MOGSS vice-chair Daw Hnin Phyu Phyu Aung told The Myanmar Times.

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Myanmar, Singapore ink MoU to establish skill standards for workers

The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population signed an MoU with Singapore’s Temasek Foundation-Singapore Polytechnic in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday to cooperate on establishing a technical institution quality assurance framework for Myanmar workers.

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Causes of plane crash narrowed

The Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing has said that the possible causes for the June 7 crash of a Y-8F 200 Tatmadaw transport plane are mechanical failure, an explosive material on board or pilot error.

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