Nay Pyi Taw October 20
At the 17th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science and Technology held at 9 am today at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-2 in Nay Pyi Taw, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, the Union Minister said, “Myanmar is taking active participation in the sectors of science and technology for sustainable economic development in the region. Our leaders of the State have already said that co-operations will be able to be upgraded in respective spheres by helping in the sectors of science, technology and innovations. In lifting up the co-operation of aligned countries so as to increase unity among ASEAN nations and innovations in 2025, Myanmar will take active part.”
In addition, H.E Dr Cham Prasidh, Senior Minister, Ministry of Industry and Handcraft, Cambodia gave an honorary speech.
At the meeting, agreements had been achieved to help by implementing SMEs in the region under prioritization order through the approval of final draft of declaration on ASEAN innovations to be accepted by ASEAN nations, approval of 12 proposals to be spent from ASEAN science, technology and innovation fund, building up ASEAN nuclear and synchrotron website and ASEAN website on research of safety, approval of ASEAN centre for data on water and weather and by performing all inclusive development in equality.
Following that, those present at the meeting acknowledged ASEAN-India Training Program on Research and ASEAN-India introducing the programme on research and development, increasing ASEAN-India science and technology development fund from US $ 1 million to 5 million, approval of ASEAN-Russia science, technology and innovation project 2016-2025, implementation of the scholarship program on ASEAN-US science and technology with the management of ASEAN Foundation, ASEAN youths scientist and technician award, ASEAN science and technology outstanding award, ASEAN Service Award, Da Vinci award and scholarship award of the Centre for ASEAN+3 science outstanding award and ASEAN-US science award for women.
After the meeting, Union Minister and representatives from ASEAN countries inspected around the exhibition of ASEAN science, technology and innovation exhibited in the Myanmar International Convention Center. In the afternoon, Dr Myo Thein Gyi hosted a luncheon to the Ministers and Deputy Ministers, high-ranking officials, ASEAN deputy secretary general and responsible officials.