Deputy Information Minister discusses school books programme

Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delivers the speech at the meeting for printing, publishing and distribution of textbooks for 2020-2021 academic year in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA
Deputy Minister U Aung Hla Tun delivers the speech at the meeting for printing, publishing and distribution of textbooks for 2020-2021 academic year in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. Photo: MNA

Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun presided over a meeting yesterday on the processes of printing, publishing and distribution of over 110 million school books for 2020-2021 academic year. U Aung Hla Tun, also the Chairman of Committee for Accepting and Scrutinizing Tender for School Textbooks, explained the contract between the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Education to print the school books for 9 million students and 400,000 teachers.
The Ministry of Information will develop 40 million books, and the private printing firms have been commissioned for the remaining 70 million books by inviting tenders in accordance with the directives issued by the President’s Office.
The Deputy Minister called for coordination of relevant ministries and private firms in this process. The committee’s Secretary and Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Information U Myo Myint Maung, Joint Secretary-1 and Director General of Printing and Publishing Department U Aung Myo Myint, its Deputy Director General and Leader of Quality Inspecting Team U Ko Ko Naing discussed the committee’s transparent scrutinizing process for tenders, inspection of printing houses to follow tender rules and future plans.
The Deputy Minister made conclusions on the discussions at the meeting which was attended by officials from the Ministry of Information, the Ministry of Border Affairs, the Ministry of Transport and Communications, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, the Ministry of Education, and the representatives from the Myanmar Printers and Publishers Association and the Upper Myanmar Printers and Publishers Association.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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