Efforts must be made for further improvement of media sector through modern technologies for the people to enjoy the rights of knowing information: Union Information Minister

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Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn meets staff of daily newspapers and Nay Pyi Taw Printing Factory.

Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn yesterday morning inspected the Myanma Alinn and the Kyemon dailies and Nay Pyi Taw Printing Factory in Zeyathiri Township of Nay Pyi Taw.
Together with Deputy Minister U Ye Tint, the Union Minister met with staff from dailies at Pho Waziya Hall of the News and Periodicals Enterprise at Khayaybin Junction. The Union Minister viewed round the press room and news room and cordially conversed with service personnel. The Union Minister and party also met with staff at the Nay Pyi Taw Printing Factory of Printing and Publishing Department.
He viewed round arrangements to finish the production of school textbooks in time, operating of work process in line with COVID-19 disciplines, and maintenance of printing machines. He instructed officials to prepare the printing machines to be operated at full capacity and take security measures for outbreak of fire and cordially greeted the staff.
While meeting with staff from state-owned daily newspapers and Nay Pyi Taw Printing Factory, the Union Minister said State-owned media must strive for communicating the government and the people and arrange for foreign countries to know true news and real situations. As the Provisional Government of Myanmar has been formed to implement the five-point road map and nine objectives adopted as policies by the State Administration Council, it is necessary to correctly and speedily release the true information at home and abroad. He said that the Prime Minister of the State emphasizes the role of media including the print media. As such, efforts must be made for further improvement of media sector through modern technologies for the people to enjoy the rights of knowing information. The Union Minister stressed the need to sustain the momentum of State-owned media through cooperation of township information and public relations departments in raising the public awareness for prevention, control and treatment of COVID-19.
The Printing and Publishing Department needs to publish the books suitable for the people. It is necessary to emphasize the youth sector by prioritizing the publishing of proper books for the youths. The Union Minister stressed the need to educate the citizens to know obligations through literature. It is necessary to strive for publishing the books appropriate with the current time. The Union Minister urged them to do their tasks by abiding by the COVID-19 health guidelines.—MNA

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