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Welcome Remarks by Union Minister H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe

Jun 27th, 2017

The Regional TVET Conference 2017 in Myanmar was officially opened by the Union Minister for the Office of the State Counsellor H.E. U Kyaw Tint Swe on 13 June 2017 in presence of more than 250 distinguished guests from over 20 countries.

H. E. U Kyaw Tint Swe commenced his speech with ascribing an utmost importance to the technical and vocational education and training for the development of every nation. He asserted that TVET will remain high on the political agenda of the ASEAN member states and certainly constitutes an important condition for  sustainable growth within the ASEAN Economic Community.

The Union Minister  emphasized the role which development partners play in initiating regional activities in order to integrate and harmonize TVET systems and processes across the region in addition to providing bilateral technical and financial support. His Excellency referred to the Regional TVET Conference series as a successful example of these regional activities.

H. E. U Kyaw Tint Swe extended his appreciation for the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and the Asian Development Bank in organizing the Conference. As a conclusion, the Union Minister emphasized that the Regional TVET Conference in Myanmar will offer an inclusive platform to discuss the current situation of TVET in the ASEAN member countries and their partners, identify common solutions for the further improvement of TVET in the above mentioned countries, as well as share advice on how to tackle challenges related to the TVET sector.