Union Minister pledges to provide capital, tech to SMEs

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Union Minister U Khin Maung Cho visits Industrial Supervision and Inspection Department in Hinthada on 23 February.  Photo: MNA

Union Minister for Industry U Khin Maung Cho visited the office of the Directorate of Industrial Supervision and Inspection Department in Hinthada, Ayeyawady Region on 23 February.
At the meeting with staff of the office, the Union Minister urged the staff to get in utmost efforts to provide capital and technology for the progress of SMEs, assuring contacts for the availability of technology for manufacturing value-added goods. He said that the industries must be supervised to run in accordance with the laws and rules to protect natural environment and social interest. “Staff must learn to skillfully apply their office materials,” he said, adding, “they should stay away from bribery and corruption, and work with full confidence.”
On 22 February, the Union Minister inspected new types of medicines, foodstuff and wastewater sent by other ministries for lab test at the pharmaceutical research division of the Myanma Pharmaceutical Industry.
At the meeting hall of the division, the Union Minister heard a report on invention of new drugs through research work, presented by its in-charge. The Union Minister spoke of the need to conduct research and lab test in accord with the international standards, maintain the quality of drugs through regular overhauling of the production machines, manufacture quality drugs and apply innovative means to attract consumers, produce new types of drugs in addition to distributing medicines that are important for public health and conduct test on foodstuff. The functions of the division involve the work of testing foodstuff, water, wastewater, drugs and related materials and herbal plants through advance technologies and equipment including atomic absorption spectormeter (AAS), gas chromatography (GC), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, testing the Aflatoxin that may be contained in foodstuff and endotoxin that can be found in drugs through mocroplate reader, helping post graduate students in compiling their research papers and testing and examining the samples sent by the related ministries.


—MNA (Translated by TMT)

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