Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun inspected the printing of school textbooks at the Photolitho Printing Press and met with the editorial team of the Global New Light of Myanmar at Ngahtetgyi Pagoda Road in Bahan Township yesterday.
The deputy minister arrived at Photolitho Printing Press, which is part of the Printing and Publishing Department, at 1 pm and inspected the printing of school text books for the 2019-2020 academic year.
In the meeting room at the factory, the Director-General of the Printing and Publishing Department and officials reported on work performed
in the factory.
After hearing the report, the Deputy Minister held discussions with officials of the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Education about the completion of the printing of school textbooks in a timely manner and while meeting the set standards, along with work site safety, measures to be taken for security in the factory and preparing for disasters. Also discussed was the planning for an around-the-clock power supply, transporting school textbooks to schools nationwide without damaging them and ensuring they arrive on schedule, and offering access to the Information Ministry’s Shwe Thwe journals for school children. The printing of the school textbooks for the 2019-2020 Academic Year is currently carried out by the Ministry of Information and Ministry of Education.
Following the meeting, the deputy minister visited the Global New Light of Myanmar, a joint-venture daily, and met with the editorial team and newspaper staff.
At the meeting, the deputy minister discussed with the editorial team the issues of newsworthiness, quality and maintaining flawless standards at the newspaper, along with coordination to ensure fulfilling the needs of the staff.
(Translated by GNLM)