05 Dec MRTV, UNICEF to focus on child rights programmes

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A memorandum of understanding has been signed between three ministries and the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF over MRTV programming at Thiri Mingala Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on December 4, 2014. Photo: MNA A memorandum of understanding has been signed between three ministries and the United Nations Children’s Fund or UNICEF over MRTV programming at Thiri Mingala Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on December 4, 2014. Photo: MNA

MRTV and UNICEF signed an agreement to broadcast educational programmes on the rights of the child at Mingalar Thiri Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on December 4.

Deputy Minister for Information U Pike Htway said, “The programmes will be beneficial to the mental and physical development of children in Myanmar.”

The MRTV television channel says it will give priority to the broadcast of programmes on health, education, personal hygiene, nutrition, birth registration, HIV infection and keeping families together. The contract will last from December 2014 to December 2015.

Mr SulemanMalik of UNICEF Myanmar told guests at the event that the programmes will target far-flung areas and rural regions to help educate and improve the health of the people.

The Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement are contributing to the budget for the programmes.

U Zeyar, director of MRTV said, “[MRTV and UNICEF] are not focused on making any profit from the programmes and we will broadcast them at a good time for the audience.”

MRTV and UNICEF Myanmar currently cooperate in the radio broadcast of health programmes.