Chairman of the State Administration Council Prime Minister Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attended the opening ceremony of the upgraded Thanlyin glass factory of Myanmar Economic Corporation in Thanlyin Township of Yangon Region yesterday.
First, SAC member Myanmar Investment Commission Chairman Lt-Gen Moe Myint Tun, Union Minister for Industry Dr Charlie Than and MEC Chairman Lt-Gen Nyo Saw cut the ribbon. Then, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister pressed the button to inaugurate the signboard of Thanlyin Glass Factory and posed for a commemorative photo together with the attendees to the event.
Then, the SAC Chairman Prime Minister and party inspected the factory compound. He also ignited the furnace by pressing the button.
He watched the documentary video of the glass factory and said that the spending of glass bottles can reduce the impacts on the natural environment. The adequate production of glass products can also reduce imports and the spending of foreign currencies. It also creates job opportunities in local and so it should make efforts to get success.
Then, MEC Chairman Lt-Gen Nyo Saw and the official of the factory handed over the gifts marking the opening of the factory to the SAC Chairman Prime Minister who returned a fruit basket to an official of the factory.
The glass manufacturing process was initiated in the Bagan era and the industry had its glory in the late Konbaung era. The Thanlyin glass factory was built in 1967 and conducted expansion step by step.
To reduce glass imports, the factory was upgraded under the directive of Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing in 2018. The currently upgraded Thanlyin glass factory approximately produces more than 400,000 glass bottles – 300 tonnes of glass per day and the product will meet the local demand. — MNA