Myanmar observes World Ozone Day in Nay Pyi Taw

1505547219 u89Myanmar observed the World Ozone Day in Nay Pyi Taw on 16 September with an address by Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win.
In his speech, Union Minister U Ohn Win said Myanmar issued an order in 2014 in implementing the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer through the cooperation of the relevant departments, organizations and entrepreneurs.
The country has laid down strategies and is implementing them to reduce hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) in the atmosphere, under the assistance of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).
The Union Minister called on all-inclusive efforts to lessen substances that cause ozone layer depletion, to alleviate the ill impacts of climate change and sustainable improvement of the natural environment and atmosphere for the future generations.
Country Programme Manager Mr Bijay Karmacharya of UN-Habitat read out the message of the UN Secretary General and UNEP’s video message on ozone layer protection was screened.
The Union Minister and the attendees looked around the exhibition booths on the World Ozone Day.
Talks on awareness of the ozone layer was also held at schools in Nay Pyi Taw.— MNA

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