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MOU to hand over Myanmar institute

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Singapore's Emeritus Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong has overseen the signing of an agreement that will facilitate the handover of the Singapore-Myanmar Vocational Training Institute (SMVTI) to Myanmar over three years.
Under the memorandum of understanding signed yesterday, the Myanmar government will gradually take over the funding and management of the Yangon institute. Singapore will continue to provide technical and management skills that will help staff there operate independently.
Mr Goh, who arrived in the capital of Naypyitaw on Tuesday for a three-day visit, yesterday called on President Htin Kyaw and military commander-in-chief Min Aung Hlaing.
U Htin Kyaw "expressed appreciation for Singapore's steadfast friendship", while Mr Goh "reaffirmed Singapore's continued support for Myanmar's development", said Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
"They also discussed Myanmar's development challenges and growth strategies," said the statement.
During Mr Goh's meeting with Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, they discussed how Singapore could continue to support Myanmar's development, the statement added.
Mr Goh was accompanied by Singapore legislators Zaqy Mohamad and Joan Pereira, as well as other foreign ministry officials.



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