Steps closer to publishing Myanmar encyclopedic series, 100 Myanmar classic series

Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint visits the Mirror Daily's Advertising Department on Mahabandoola Road in Yangon.  Photo: MNA
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint visits the Mirror Daily’s Advertising Department on Mahabandoola Road in Yangon. 
Photo: MNA

A draft of the first volume of the Myanmar encyclopedia is having its finishing touches done by experts and is expected to be finalized in the second week of December.
The Ministry of Information and experts are working on publishing the encyclopedic series and 100 Myanmar Classics series.
At the coordination meeting to publish the Myanmar Encyclopedic series and a series of 100 Myanmar classics, held at the Printing and Publishing Department on Theinbyu Road in Yangon, Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint attended to the needs for finishing the work after discussing the issue with attendees of the meeting. The meeting also focused on speedy publishing and distribution of the books.
The work on re-publishing the Myanmar Encyclopedia started in 2017.
Meanwhile, the first volume of a series of 100 Myanmar classics is expected to complete its binding by October and Sarpay Lawka Publishing House will be publishing the first volume.
The second volume is being prepared by the Sarpay Beikman and it is expected to come out at the end of this month.
Sarpay Beikman is also putting finishing touches on the third volume and will print it in early November. The 100 Myanmar Classics series will include novels, short stories, poems, essays, plays and many literature sectors; a group of experts was formed to arrange its publication
Following the meeting, the Union Minister inspected preparations including sound system and broadcasting for holding paper reading sessions and forums at the Head Office of the News and Periodicals Enterprise on Theinbyu Road.
Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint also visited the Advertising Department of the Mirror Daily and inspected the department’s public services.— MNA

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