YANGON, Oct. 7 (Xinhua) -- Myanmar will hold its mid-year gems emporium in the capital city of Nay Pyi Taw later this month, the state-run Global New Light of Myanmar newspaper has reported.
The event, organized by Myanmar Gems Emporium Central Committee, will be held from Oct. 19 to 25, displaying lots of jades, gems and pearls, the report said.
Myanmar's national gem and jewelry merchants are invited to attend the seven-day event, it said.
The Southeast Asian country held its 57th Myanmar Gems Emporium in Nay Pyi Taw in April.
The gems emporium, launched in 1964, is sponsored by Myanmar's Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation. ■