Science and Technology Fair- 2018 kicks off at MICC-II in Nay Pyi Taw

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Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi delivers a speech at the Science, Technology and Innovation Show and Competition 2018 at MICC-2 in Nay Pyi Taw. Photo: MNA

TThe Science and Technology Fair -2018 was held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre II in Nay Pyi Taw at 9 a.m. yesterday.
Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi delivered a keynote speech outlining the purpose of the event. He said the event was held to increase the interest of the students in the fields of science and technology. He hoped that by participating in these competitions, students would become more innovative and competitive, learn about teamwork and cooperation, and develop a sense of responsibility. Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said that the field of education was one of the most heavily invested sectors across the globe, with everyone in a mad dash to develop it. As a result, young people need to be equipped with modern and updated skills to become key players on the global stage.
Dr. Myo Thein Gyi said his ministry supported all research beneficial to the socio-economic development of the nation. His ministry will also participate in the future to conduct discussions and seminars for research papers from various departments and universities.
Some of the prominent fields showcased during the day’s event were biotechnology, biology and botany, and included people from both arts and science universities, as well as technological universities. This gives people a chance to share their experiences and sharpen their skills, while allowing experts and enthusiasts to come together and discuss relevant topics, he added.
The Union Minister concluded his speech by saying he hoped the young participants at the fair would go on to become pioneers in their respective fields of science, engineering, and information and communication technology and become model citizens that contribute to the development of the country.
The Union Minister then took a commemorative photograph with the participants and a tour of the event.
The two-day event is being held from 15 to 16 February. The event organisers have invited U Htet San Lin, U Thaw Dar Tun and U Htoo Myint Naung from the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association, who will discuss the challenges and opportunities for technological entrepreneurs. Furthermore, readings of research papers by experts and thesis by postgraduate students will also be held.
Deputy Minister of Education U Win Maw Tun, Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Tin Tun, members of the education development committee from the Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaws, members of the National Education Policy Commission, permanent secretaries and directors-general of various departments, members of the Myanmar Engineer Council and the Myanmar Engineer Association, members of the Myanmar Computer Professionals Association, members of the Myanmar Young Entrepreneurs Association and other invited officials also attended the event.

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