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Information Sheet No. A-0085(I)

                        Information Sheet
No. A-0085(I)                                    Date  7-8-97

1.		Regional Development of Kachin State Special Region-2 Coordinated

		Chairman of Work Committee for Development of Border Areas and National
Races Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council Lt.Gen. Khin
Nyunt attended a coordination meeting on regional development between members
of Work Committee and a group led by U Zaw Mai, leader of Kachin State Region

		U Zaw Mai reported on condition of border areas and undertaking for
development. Other leaders from the region also reported on establishment of
collective villages, building of irrigation networks, reclamation of land,
construction of roads and bridges and requirements on health, education,
economic activities.

		The ministers and officials also reported on sectorwise assisted matters.

		The Secretary -1, in conclusion, pointed out he would fulfill the
requirements after coordination with the ministries concerned and some
matters of finance and policy are to be undertaken at the appropriate time.
He also said plans are being laid down and implemented for development of 17
regions in border areas and the government has been making equal arrangements
for development without showing bias to any region and group, it is learnt.
2.		Myanmar Delegation To Attend Kunming Trade Fair '97

		Myanmar delegation led by Minister for commerce Lt. Gen. Tun Kyi left
Yangon to attend Kunming Trade Fair '97 at the invitation of the Ministry of
External Trade and Economic Cooperation of the People's republic of China and
the governor of Yunan Province.

3.		Officials discuss Myanmar-Thai Joint narcotic drugs control program

		Myanmar and Thai officials this morning sought means to reduce use of
narcotic drugs and to control HIV/AIDS on Myanmar-Thai border.

		They exchanged views on laying down of plans and strategies and conducting
joint operations in implementing projects at Kyaington and Tachileik regions
in Myanmar and Chiang Mai and Maesai regions in Thailand.

		Joint Secretary Police Col. Ngwe Soe Tun of Contract Committee for Drug
Abuse Control, Deputy General-Secretary of ONCB of Thailand Mr Narong
Suwanapiam, Director of Bangkok-based ESCAP office Mr. Edward Vanroy and
heads of Yangon and Bangkok UNDCP offices spoke.

		The meeting, at the Central Hotel continues on 7 August.

Office Calls in Yangon on 6 August 1997

(a)		Secretary-1 of State Law and Order Restoration Council Lt. Gen. Khin
Nyunt received Vice-Chairman Mr Sugiharto of the Inter-Parliament of
AIPO/ASEAN, ASPAS BKSAP of the House of Representatives of Indonesia, and
party at Dagon Yeiktha of the Ministry of Defence in the morning.
(b) 		Secretary-1 of the State Law and Order Restoration Council Lt. Gen.
Khin Nyunt  received Member of the House of Representatives of Japan Mr.
Shingo Nishimura and party at Dagon Yeiktha of the Ministry of Defence at 5

(c)		Secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission, Minister at the office of
Deputy Prime Minister Brig. Gen. Maung Maung received legal expert Mr. Wong
Meng Meng of Wong Part
nership of Singapore and party at the Commission Office.

(d) 		Chairman Mr. Gen. Koh Bang of Garnad Media Sdn Bhd, Kuala Lampur
Malaysia, and party called on Chairman of Yangon City Development Committee
Mayor U Ko Lay at his office.
		Afterwards, the guest, together with the mayor toured the 30th ASEAN
Founding Anniversary Commemorative Exhibition being displayed at the city