ASEAN Work Plan on Sports reviewed in Nay Pyi Taw

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Deputy Health and Sports Minister Dr. Mya Lay Sein addresses the Mid-term Review Validation Workshop on the ASEAN Work Plan on Sports 2016-2020 in Nay Pyi Taw. photo: mna

A Mid-term Review Validation Workshop on the ASEAN Work Plan on Sports 2016-2020 was held yesterday at the Kempinski Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw.
Deputy Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Mya Lay Sein acted as the chairperson for the workshop and delivered the opening speech.
The workshop was also attended by the Director-General of the Sports and Physical Education Department, U Myo Hlaing, the Deputy Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Sports, U Mya Than Htike, and officials and sports representatives from ASEAN countries. During the workshop, Deputy Minister Dr. Mya Lay Sein said that sports is an essential part of our lives and has a positive impact on diplomatic ties. Sports plays a vital role in uniting people from different cultures, races, and countries, the Deputy Minister said.
The program for development of sports in help raise ASEAN sports to the international level, and the workshop would review the work plan on sports, she added.
Thereafter, representatives from ASEAN countries took documentary photos, and Director-General U Myo Hlaing gave the welcoming speech.
Then, ten representatives from ASEAN countries discussed holding traditional sports tournaments for the ASEAN region, conducting courses for coaches, volunteering in sports, agendas for holding SEA Games, collaboration in sports with non-ASEAN countries like Japan, and appointing sports ambassadors and specialists for the ASEAN and ASEAN’s Physical Fitness Indicators (APFI).
The workshop is being held from 7 to 9 May in Nay Pyi Taw.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Lin)

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