Ministry of Education of the Republic of Singapore

02/17/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 02/16/2020 22:40

Minister for Education to Visit Myanmar from 19-20 February 2020

February 17, 2020

Minister for Education Mr Ong Ye Kung will be visiting Yangon, Myanmar from 19 to 20 February 2020.

2.During the visit, Mr Ong will witness the handover of the SMVTI Vocational Training Institute (SMVTI) from the Singapore Government to the Myanmar Government on 19 February. The SMVTI was officially launched by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in June 2016, demonstrating the two countries' commitment towards strengthening cooperation in vocational education in the areas of engineering services, electrical skills and electronics, facilities management and hospitality.

3.In Yangon, Mr Ong will also meet Myanmar's Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi, as well as Singapore business leaders who are based in Myanmar.

4.Mr Ong will be accompanied by officials from the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Foreign Affairs.