National Indoor Stadium (1) Thuwunna to be upgraded with Chinese aid

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Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe poses for a group photo with other attendees at the ceremony to launch the refurbishment project for National Indoor Stadium (1), Thuwunna in Yangon yesterday.  Photo:mna

A ceremony to launch the refurbishment project for National Indoor Stadium (1), Thuwunna in Yangon with Chinese aid was held at the stadium yesterday.
First, Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Regional Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun, Chinese Ambassador Mr Chen Hai and Chinese commercial attaché Mr Xiang Guo Shan cut ceremonial ribbons to open the event.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe expressed gratitude for renovating the stadium, which is an image of Myanmar sport society, with modern sports equipment as an indication of close bilateral friendship between Myanmar and China.
The construction of the stadium, which can hold a total capacity of 10,825 people, began in 1983 and was completed in 1986. It is still standing strong and could host local and international sports competitions, activities and meetings, the Union Minister said.
The renovation work, which covers installation of modern sports equipment, electrical and automation systems upgrades and other general repair and maintenance, is estimated to take two years’ time.
Afterwards, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein and Chinese Ambassador Mr Chen Hai delivered separate addresses. Later in the afternoon, the Union Minister received a delegation led by UNICEF Representative to Myanmar Ms June Kunugi at the meeting hall of the ministry in Yangon.
They discussed matters related to finalization of financial management producers, signing with Gavi, the Vaccine alliance (GAVI) for health care improvement projects that are carried out with GAV HSS-2 fund, cooperation with regional/state governments to implement a multi-sector national nutrition plan (2018-2023) and purchasing 14,000 mobile tablets that will be distributed to the ministry’s basic health staff and stations and township hospitals’ doctors with GAVI fund by UNICEF.—MNA (Translated by Kyaw Zin Tun)

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