YANGON, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar Ministry of Information has published the first three volumes of 100 Myanmar classic book series, according to the disclosure of a coordination meeting of the ministry held in Yangon late Saturday.
The sale of Volumes I, II and III is in place and the publication of the next three volumes, which are IV, X and XI, is set for the end of June and 2020 respectively.
The 100 Myanmar classic book series, published by the Sarpay Beikman (House of Literature), include a selection of novels, short stories, poetries, plays, essays and belles-lettres to help the younger generation develop a passion for Myanmar literature an culture.
The novels are epics from past eras to date.
The coordination meeting, attended by Information Minister Dr. Pe Myint, touched on the progress of re-publishing a new Myanmar Encyclopedia, the work of which has begun since February 2017.
The plan of re-publication of the new Myanmar Encyclopedia came 64 years after the previous ones came into being in 1954.
The meeting also focused on the matter of government's presentation of national literary awards to winning writers for 2018.
In last December, the government presented such awards to 13 outstanding literati for 2017. Of them, two grabbed lifetime awards of its kind.