VP U Myint Swe discusses preparations for 74th Union Day celebrations

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Vice-President U Myint Swe presides over the 2nd coordination meeting for holding 74th Union Day celebrations, on 19 January.  Photo : MNA

Vice-President U Myint Swe, in his capacity as chairman of the 74th Union Day Central Organizing Committee, discussed preparations of relevant sub-committees to celebrate the annual event that will take place on 12 February 2021.
Those present at the meeting were Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung, Deputy Ministers Maj-Gen Soe Tint Naing, U Maung Maung Win and U Win Maw Tun, Nay Pyi Taw Council members Col Min Naung and U Aung Myin Tun, Deputy Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Col Kyaw Soe Oo, Nay Pyi Taw City Development committee member U San Naing, the permanent secretaries, directors-general, department heads and officials. The Vice-President gave some opening remarks after which he reviewed the progress in implementing 19 decisions made at the first coordination meeting held on 16 December 2020. He also talked about the need to ensure that the Union Day celebrations reflected the Union Spirit, which is essential for the ethnic national races which have been living together through weal and woe throughout history in Myanmar.

The Vice-President discussed full compliance with the rules and guidelines of COVID-19 prevention in making preparations, and following 14 standard operating procedures in celebrating the event with national flag hoisting, saluting and reading the President’s message of greetings.
He also emphasized the works of the Information Sub-committee to raise public awareness about the Union Day through state-owned media platforms for national reconciliation, unity, peace, stability and development of the country; the works of the Invitation and Welcoming Sub-committee to finalize the list of invitees and COVID-19 preventive measures for them; the works of the Campaign Poster Sub-committee to erect the posters in Nay Pyi Taw; the works of the Management Committee to ensure the guidelines of Ministry of Health and Sports and the standard operating procedures.
Chairman of Management Committee and Nay Pyi Taw Council Dr Myo Aung briefed on the progress in the implementation of previous decisions; Deputy Minister for Home Affairs Maj-Gen Soe Tint Naing and Deputy Chief of Myanmar Police Force Police Maj-Gen Aung Naing Thu about the security measures, Deputy Minister for Education U Win Maw Tun about preparing the President’s message, Deputy Minister for Planning, Finance and Industry U Maung Maung Win about financial matters, Nay Pyi Taw Council member U Aung Myin Tun about the invitation of guests, Deputy Commander of Nay Pyi Taw Command Col Kyaw Soe Oo about national flag hoisting and the parade of Guard of Honour, Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee member U San Naing about erecting campaign posters, Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe about guidelines for the prevention of COVID-19, and his Permanent Secretary Dr Thet Khaing Win about the readiness of medical devices and medical tests for the staff members at the event.
Permanent Secretary of Office of Auditor-General of the Union Daw Naing Thet Oo, Permanent Secretary of Nay Pyi Taw City Development Committee U Myo Aung, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Information U Myo Myint Maung, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture U Tun Ohn and Managing Director of the Electricity Supply Enterprise U Ye Toe Thwin reported on the works of their respective sub-committees. The Vice-President gave comments and suggestions based on the discussions to ensure coordination after which the ceremony was concluded.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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