MRTV must take a leading role in the media sector and stand at the top position: Senior General

Staff must have skills to thoroughly present typical Myanmar language and Myanmar pronunciation and must be correct in stress and intonation in the presentation of English programmes, said Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing at the ceremony to mark the 77th Anniversary of Myanma Radio and Television at MRTV in Tatkon of Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
The Senior General and party were welcomed by Union Minister for Information U Maung Maung Ohn and officials from Myanma Radio and Television.
The staff of MRTV performed song and dance entertainment and a video clip on Jubilee to 77th year was presented in the MRTV Documentary programme.
Speaking on the occasion, the Senior General said that MRTV is a long-lasting public service organization which has been dutifully serving its functions in successive eras. It can be seen that the work process of MRTV cannot be undertaken by a person or an organization but through collaborative efforts.
Today’s celebration honoured the 77th anniversary of MRTV as well as proved the unity of the staff. In successive eras, MRTV staff upholding the interests of the State and the people have dutifully served their assignments in unison.
During the tenure of the State Administration Council, the Senior General attended the 75th anniversary of MRTV and spoke words of encouragement to the staff. Moreover, a building was built on a grand scale to recognize the diamond jubilee hall of the MRTV and commissioned into service on 1 February 2022. Moreover, the Senior General recounted that he launched the MRTV News Channel and MRTV DTH system for broadcasting the programmes.
Currently, everybody knows some big countries wishing to influence internal traitors and expatriates with attempts to focus on their interests and their organizations turning a blind eye to public interests are still trying to cause utter devastation to the nation.
Currently, it is important to educate people about the dissemination of information. Continuous dissemination of knowledge by media will be more effective. Those from the media sector need to cooperate with relevant departments in paving the way for the people to have correct attitudes and work for ensuring perpetual peace of the nation, development and improvement of the socioeconomy of the people.
The Senior General instructed TV, radio and newspapers including MRTV to urge the people to donate cash and kind for the construction of religious buildings and the great walls of the Maravijaya Buddha image.
Although the MRTV News Channel was broadcast from the reserved studio, a separate studio facilitated with a new broadcasting room and modern machinery by spending K1,150 million from the State fund will be commissioned for broadcasting the programmes.
The Senior General expressed his pride taken in the significant features of MRTV as its functions with broadcasting 20 kinds of ethnic languages.
The Senior General recognized the efforts of the Ministry of Information for arranging the artistes to do their works as usual in the nation while serving original assignments and separate tasks as well as convenience of artistes in daily food, clothing and shelter measures.
The Senior General stressed the need for MRTV to produce better news and programmes, create new content and release information, and enhance the capacity of staff for serving the interests of the nation and the people.
The Senior General presented K7.7 million as cash rewards for staff who participate in the successful presentation in the 10th ASEAN Quiz (Regional Level) on a grand scale and the Music Festival Season 2 to the Union Minister for Information.
The Union Minister presented the commemorative medal and gifts to mark the 77th Anniversary of MRTV to the Senior General.
The Senior General and party sprinkled scented water on the signboard of the News Channel Studio. The Senior General cut the ribbon to open the studio together with Deputy Prime Ministers and Union Ministers General Mya Tun Oo, Lt-Gen Soe Htut, Admiral Tin Aung San and U Win Shein.
The Senior General viewed round the radio broadcasting rooms, broadcasting of Myanma Radio (English FM Channel) and Thabyay Radio, Convergence News Room, news broadcasting of MRTV HD, MRTV News, Master Control Room, MRTV HD News Studio, MRTV News, Radio Tape Library, Radio News Room and Auditorium.
In response to the reports of the Union Minister for Information and officials, the Senior General said that MRTV must take a leading role in the media sector and take the top position. It must have a broadcasting system in conformity with the current era while preserving Myanmar traditions. Staff must have skills to thoroughly present typical Myanmar language and Myanmar pronunciation and must be correct in stress and intonation in the presentation of English programmes.

MRTV was formed as Burma Broadcasting Service-BBS on 15 February 1946. Its location was changed in the British era, the Second World War, the Japanese era and the Parliamentary era under various names. It was formed as the Information and Broadcasting Department on 16 March 1972, and it tested the colour TV programmes on 3 June 1980. As of 1 November of the same year, colour TV programmes were launched. Then, it was re-constituted as the Myanmar Television and Radio Department–MTRD with a combination of radio services on 24 January 1991. Then, the service organization was formed as MRTV on 22 November 1997.
Now, MRTV manages the broadcasting of MRTV-HD and MRTV-News channels and MRTV-NRC, MRTV-Farmer’s, Hluttaw Channel, and MRTV Sports Channel. Moreover, 17 languages of ethnics such as Kachin, Kayah, Skaw Kayin, East Poe Kayin, West Poe Kayin, Chin (Cho), Chin (Laizo), Mon, Rakhine, Shan and Wa etc are being broadcast. It operates the MRTV website and online services. In cooperation with private companies, MRTV broadcasts TV broadcasting services. Radio Myanmar broadcasts programmes from 5 am to 11 pm in addition to 17 ethnic languages. Moreover, Myanma Radio English FM Channel and Thabyay Radio are being functioned.
Currently, MRTV has turned 77 years and is standing tall as a State-owned media with progress in successive eras. — MNA/TTA

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