Myanmar to establish movie studio, skill training school

YANGON, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar is planning to establish a movie studio and skill training school in Nay Pyi Taw for development of the country's movie industry, Myanmar News Agency reported Tuesday.

The establishment is to raise the image of Myanmar through the art of motion picture and for its development, Minister of Information Pe Myint was quoted as saying.

At a coordination meeting on the move, Pe Myint pledged the government's assistance for the set-up, saying that the next coordination meeting will take place in Yangon.

Meanwhile, at a recent film academy awards presentation ceremony held in Yangon, State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi also pledged the government's support for further development of the country's movie industry.

On March 23, the Myanmar Motion Picture Association presented a total of 12 film academy awards for the year 2017 to the country's outstanding artists.

Aiming at encouraging domestic film production and bringing up its quality, the film academy award presentations were annually held since 1952.

[ Editor: Xueying ]


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