Union minister meets MPHA delegation in Nay Pyi Taw

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Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint (Fourth from Right) poses for photo together with the delegation of the Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association (MPHA). Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint received a delegation from the Myanmar Physically Handicapped Association (MPHA) at the hall of the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
The delegation was led by Chairman of MPHA U Aung Ko Myint, General-Secretary U Myat Thu Win, Joint Secretary Dr. Myo Myat Maung, Executive Officer Daw Aye Thinzar Maung, i-School Programme Manager U Ye Win and Programme Director of Myanmar Deaf Community Development Association U Kyaw Kyaw.
During the meeting, officials of the MPHA discussed the transmission of weather news, emergency news and other matters for physically-disabled persons. They also suggested the minister should adopt sign languages and crawl bars, publish newspapers in Braille for the blind, help the disabled by using online platforms and call centres to raise public awareness, transmit free-to-air broadcast programmes and show television series that include episodes with handicapped characters on dedicated channels. Officials from the ministry were also present at the meeting.

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