Myanmar Morning News For April 13

Myanmar Morning News For April 13

Myanmar morning news

Trade Between Myanmar and Middle East Tops $300m
Total trade between Myanmar and Mid­dle Eastern coun­tries reached $332.874 million in the first 10 months of this fiscal year, 2016-2017, official media reported.
— Consult-Myanmar

453 from Insein Prison included in pre-Thingyan prisoner release
Prior to the Myanmar New Year Thingyan Festival, 1,883 prisoners who have observed the rules and behaved well in various prisons and detention camps had their sentences reduced in order for them to be released yesterday morning, and included 453 from Insein Jail.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Scotland’s Energy Expertise, Whisky and Tech Embrace Myanmar Amid Brexit
Scotland and Myanmar boast historic links which dates back to 1886, when a Scottish firm arrived in then-Burma to drill oil.
— Consult-Myanmar

US Ambassador to Burma: ‘We Urge All Parties to End the Fighting Now’
In an interview at the US Embassy in Rangoon in February, The Irrawaddy’s English editor Kyaw Zwa Moe talked to the US Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel about the country’s troubles and achievements over the past year.
— The Irrawaddy

Myanmar Capital Markets Essential for Private Sector: IFC
International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) in March to strengthen corporate governance regulatory standards and practices in Myanmar.
— Consult-Myanmar

Trial pumping of imported crude oil to China via South East Asia pipeline
The crude oil tanker United Dynamic, carrying 130,000 metric tons of crude oil, arrived in Made Island, Kyaukpyu Township, Rakhine State from the Middle East on 10 April and discharged its cargo into crude oil storage tanks yesterday morning, completing the first step toward a trial pumping of crude oil through a pipeline across Myanmar into China.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar residents shown simple solutions for clean water
In Hlaing Thar Yar township of Yangon, dirty water has been a problem for a long time. Local residents like Aung Soe Min have to buy drinking water from shops, resulting in a substantial financial burden.
— Mizzima News

19,000 tonnes of teak, hardwood to be sold
The Myanma Timber Enterprise (MTE) announced on 11 April that 19,408 tonnes of teak and hardwood logs will be sold by the open tender system.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Media Spread Rumors to Trigger Military Actions on Rohingyas
A Burmese language media called ‘Thit Htoo Lwin’ published a report on April 8 alleging the Rohingya villagers in southern Maungdaw held meetings for days to form an armed outfit.
— Rohingya Vision

Tenders to be invited for 10 projects including upgrading of Yangon circular railway
Tenders will be invited for 10 projects including the upgrading of the Yangon circular railway this month, said an official from Myanma Railways.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

1,883 prisoners released in Myanmar to greet new year Thingyan festival
A total of 1,883 prisoners were released on Wednesday ahead of Myanmar new year water festival which is to start on Thursday, Myanmar State Counselor Office announced.
— Global Times

EMG cut out from digital broadcasting content provider list
Eleven Media Group, a well-known media organization, have not been given rights to one of the five private digital free-to-air channels to be allowed by the government.
— Eleven

Myanmar Investment Rules
On 30th March 2017, the Ministry of Planning and Finance published Notification 35/2017, the final version of the Myanmar Investment Rules (MIR) issued under the Myanmar Investment Law 2016 (MIL). We have already commented on the draft versions of the MIR, click here to read our previous alert on this topic.
— Lexology


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