The opening and stake-driving ceremony of the Japan-Myanmar Aung San Vocational Training Institute (JMASVTI) was held at the institute’s construction area in Singu Ward, Insein Township, Yangon Region, at 9:30 am yesterday.
Present at the ceremony were Amyotha Hluttaw Deputy Speaker U Aye Tha Aung, Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein, Regional Hluttaw Speaker U Tin Maung Tun and Deputy Speaker U Lin Naing Myint, Deputy Minister U Win Maw Tun, regional cabinet members, Pyithu and Amyotha Hluttaw representatives, regional Hluttaw representatives, Japanese members of parliament Mr Kozo Yamamoto and Mr Satoshi Fujimaru, Japanese Ambassador Mr Ichiro Maruyama, JICA Chief Representative Mr Masayuki Karasawa, Myanmar-Japan Parliamentary Friendliness Association Chairman U Kyaw Htwe, directors-general, rectors and officials from the Ministry of Education, representatives from UMFCCI, Myanmar Engineers Council, and public companies related to developing Myanmar motor-vehicles, and principals, teachers and students from various vocational training institutions.
Firstly, Dr Myo Thein Gyi delivered a speech where he said the JMASVTI project is funded by the Japanese government and will be built on the grounds of the former technical high school (Aung San) and equipped with necessary apparatuses. He said the institute will primarily focus on teaching automotive technology maintenance and electromechanical enginerring.
The Union Minister said the AGTI Diploma-level three-year course on the two subjects had actually began to be taught on 2 December, 2019. He said the Ministry of Education is implementing the National Education Strategic Plan (2016-2021) and places great emphasis on technical and vocational sector. He said JMASVTI is a most valuable project for fulfilling labour market demands.
Next, Mr Kozo Yamamoto delivered a speech and Mr Karasawa Masayuki explained the establishment of JMASVTI. This was followed by U Aye Tha Aung, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, U Phyo Min Thein, U Tin Maung Tun, Mr Kozo Yamamoto, Mr Fujimaru Satoshi, and Mr Ichiro Maruyama taking their respective positions and driving their ceremonial stakes into the ground.
Afterwards, U Win Maw Tun, U Kyaw Htwe, U Maung Maung Oo, Mr Kozo Yamamoto, Mr Satoshi Fujimaru, Mr Ichiro Maruyama, Mr Masayuki Karasawa cut ceremonial ribbons to inaugurate the JMASVTI opening and state driving ceremony.—MNA
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