Union Minister Dr Pe Myint visits MITV and MIR

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Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint visits the news broadcasting room of Myanmar International Radio (MITV) in Yangon on 21 October 2017. Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint met with officials of the Shwe Than Lwin Company on the grounds of Myanma Radio and Television (MRTV) in Yangon yesterday and viewed the facilities used for news broadcasting in the respective newsrooms of Myanmar International Radio (MITV) and MRTV.
During the meeting, U Kyaw Win, chairman of the Shwe Than Lwin Company, discussed various ways for MITV to be broadcast true news to international countries.
The CEO of MITV and MRTV Entertainment U Zaw Thet Maung then explained the current state of MITV broadcasting, which include YouTube, Facebook and other website pages, and the connecting works with international news agencies. U Zaw Thet Maung also discussed future conditions, the state of social activities, and staff and broadcast costs.
Myanmar International Television was known as MRTV-3 from 2001 to 2010 before the staff of MRTV and Shwe Than Lwin Media jointly began broadcasting as MITV.
The MITV channel broadcasts daily in English and includes programmes about the ethnic people of Myanmar, short biographies of well-known persons, prominent local sights in Myanmar, news, documentaries, travel stories, social life articles, weather reports and other content.
The MITV Channel is being broadcast in English especially for Myanmar people who live abroad and foreigners who arrive in Myanmar to know the real conditions of Myanmar and to learn the traditional cultures of Myanmar.
In the evening, the Union Minister visited Myanmar International Radio (MIR) located on Lower Pazundaung Road in Botahtaung Township, Yangon and viewed the preparation broadcasts, installation of editing and broadcasting equipment, studio rooms, and back-up rooms. The broadcasting of commentaries, films and videos was explained by the officials of MIR, who also spoke about the current conditions of MIR and future works.
After the presentations of MIR officials, the Union Minister said the current state of affairs of MIR is interesting and pleasing, and said he believes that MIR is working at international standards and would soon be known to the world for its broadcasts.
The Union Minster then toured the grounds of of Shwe Than Lwin Company by car.

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