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The Children’s Literature Festival and Book Fair in Mawlamyine of Mon State started on Saturday. The festival is jointly organized by Ministry of Information, Ministry of Education and the state government. Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint, Union Minister Dr. Myo Thein Gyi and senior officials attended the opening ceremony. In his address, Union Minister Dr. Pe Myint said collaborative efforts made the literature festival and book fair successful. Such festivals are held to help the children widen their horizon of knowledge.

Pan Zin Chaung Bridge in Buthidaung Township and Buthidaung – Maungtaw Road opened on Saturday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Union Minister U Win Khine said the ministry of construction has been building and upgrading the roads in Rakhine State. He also explained the plans for the regional development. The bridge is 960 feet in length and the road is 16 miles long.

Vice President U Myint Swe said that Asia has a better chance in developing economic globalization and integration under the support of China's "Belt and Road" Initiative and other relevant institutions. He made the remarks in a speech at the opening ceremony of the Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017 on Saturday morning in the coastal town of Boao in China’s Hainan Province. The Vice President also said any effort to revive protectionism will not contribute in any way to the world economy.

A delegation led by Vice President U Myint Swe on Friday left for China to attend Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) Annual Conference 2017. The four-day BFA Annual Conference 2017, themed with “Globalization & Free Trade: The Asian Perspectives”, is to be held from March 23 to 26 in Boao of Hainan Province. The Boao Forum for Asia, BFA, is a non-profit organisation that hosts high-level forums for leaders from government, business and academia in Asia and other continents. The forum focuses on sharing vision on the most pressing issues in the region and the world...

Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein on Friday explained the regional government’s plans for the 2017 Thingyan festival.
The coming Thingyan festival is the 2nd time event for the current government. The chief minister pointed out that the pandals to celebrate the festival under economic ways in public areas are not allowed. 2017 Thingyan will go under the traditional and cultural ways, he added.

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Updated on: 10:04AM, March 24 2017
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