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    Myanmar says it could supply sand to Singapore

    By Wong Siew Ying, Channel NewsAsia | Posted: 03 April 2007 2301 hrs


    SINGAPORE : Myanmar has suggested to Singapore that it could be a long-term supplier of sand, cement, granite and other construction materials.

    This comment came from the State Peace and Development Council's Lieutenant-General Thein Sein.

    He made this suggestion to Foreign Minister George Yeo when the two met in Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.

    Singapore has been looking for alternative sources of sand after Indonesia imposed a ban on land sand in February.

    For a start, the government has released sand from its stockpile to ease supply concerns in the local construction industry.

    It is also urging the construction sector to make the switch to sustainable construction methods using alternative materials in the longer term.

    Singapore has also managed to acquire sand supplies from Malaysia, Vietnam and China, and it now appears that Myanmar will join the list.

    General Thein Sein also encouraged more Singapore companies to invest in his country.

    During their discussion, the General briefed Mr Yeo on the domestic developments in Myanmar, outlining the national reconciliation and economic development efforts.

    The two leaders also talked about bilateral relations, reaffirming the longstanding ties between the two countries.

    Both men also exchanged views on closer bilateral economic exchanges, particularly in the area of trade and investment. - CNA/ms

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    Myanmar could supply sand, granite


    (SINGAPORE) Myanmar could be a long-term supplier of sand, cement, granite and other construction materials to Singapore. This is the view of Myanmar's State Peace and Development Council Secretary-1, Lieutenant-General (LG) Thein Sein.

    Singapore Foreign Affairs Minister George Yeo, who is in Myanmar for a visit, yesterday called on LG Thein Sein, who also encouraged more Singapore companies to invest in Myanmar.

    In a statement, Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that during the meeting, LG Thein Sein briefed Mr Yeo on domestic developments in Myanmar, outlining the efforts at national reconciliation and economic development.

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    April 3, 2007, 10.24 pm (Singapore time)

    Myanmar could be long-term granite, sand supplier to S'pore


    MYANMAR could be a long-term supplier of sand, cement, granite and other construction materials to Singapore.

    The suggestion was discussed during Singapore's Foreign Minister George Yeo's visit to Myanmar, where he met with Myanmar's Lieutenant-General Thein Sein.

    During the meeting, LG Thein Sein also briefed Minister Yeo on the domestic developments in Myanmar, outlining the national reconciliation and economic development efforts.

    LG Thein Sein and Minister Yeo also discussed bilateral relations, reaffirming the longstanding ties between the two countries.

    In addition, they exchanged views on closer bilateral economic exchanges, particularly in the area of trade and investment. LG Thein Sein also encouraged more Singapore companies to invest in Myanmar.

    During the meeting, Minister Yeo also conveyed an invitation letter from President S R Nathan to SPDC Chairman and Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Than Shwe to visit Singapore.

    In the evening, Minister Yeo met the Singaporean Community at a reception held in the Singapore Embassy in Yangon.

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