Myanmar Morning News For April 20

Myanmar Morning News For April 20

Myanmar morning news

Foreign investment booms in Myanmar telecoms
Overseas companies spent big on building mobile phone infrastructure in Myanmar over the past year, while they took a break from exploring oil and gas.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Hong Kong to Help Myanmar Set up a Gold Exchange
The operator of Hong Kong’s gold exchange is in talks to help the government of Myanmar establish a bourse in the country for trading the precious metal, according to Haywood Cheung Tak-hay, president of the Chinese Gold & Silver Exchange Society.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar: AIM listed MIL to form JVs in pharmaceutical, tourism sectors
Myanmar Investments International (MIL), an AIM listed Myanmar focused investment company, is finalising investment plan for two proposed joint ventures, said a company announcement.
– Deal Street Asia

Ethnic Militias in Myanmar Form New Committee to Handle Talks With Government
Seven of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups formed a new committee on Wednesday to hold collective talks with the government in anticipation of the next round of nationwide peace negotiations.
— Radio Free Asia

Driving ban intensifies Myanmar logistics hurdles
Myanmar apparel makers have warned that a ban on moving lorries and trucks to seaport terminals through the busy streets of Myanmar’s commercial capital Yangon has placed a heavy logistical burden on the country’s growing clothing sector.
— Just-style

Myanmar plans to end HIV epidemic by 2030
Myanmar has drawn the National Strategic Plan on HIV and AIDS (2016-2020) announcing its commitment to ending the epidemic form of HIV, which is threatening public health, by 2030, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven

Myanmar Plans Education Reform, But Critics Claim Lack of Consultation
Myanmar’s democratic government recently launched a comprehensive, multi-year strategy to reform the country’s education system, which is in a dire state after decades of neglect under the former military regime.
— Voice of America

Credit Guarantee Insurance Not Helping Small Businesses
Credit guarantee insurance was introduced under the former government in 2014 but the system has not been widely adopted by banks and businesses. As a result, financial support for SMEs remains inadequate.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar, Netherlands Plant Seeds of Accord
Myanmar and the Netherlands have planted the seeds of cooperation to develop the local agricultural sector, especially the development of high yielding crop seeds.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar: AIM listed MIL to form JVs in pharmaceutical, tourism sectors
Myanmar Investments International (MIL), an AIM listed Myanmar focused investment company, is finalising investment plan for two proposed joint ventures, said a company announcement.
— Deal Street Asia

Housings for government employees to be constructed in regions and states
The 2nd coordination meeting on construction of staff housing for government employees was held at the Ministry of Planning and Finance in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon, with Union Minister U Kyaw Win in attendance.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

FDA Delays Labelling of Food Products
The Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labelling requirements for local food products will be delayed by three months.
— Consult-Myanmar

Govt plans to build new ports in Ayeyawady and Chindwin rivers
The government is planning to build new four modernized ports in Ayeyawady River and two more ports in Chindwin River and to make preservation work along the two rivers with the help of Japan and Belgium, said permanent secretary Win Khant from Ministry of Transportation and Communications.
— Eleven

SNLD’s elected MPs will submit needs for education, health to parliament
The elected MPs from Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) will be submitting the education and health sector requirements as first priority to the parliament, according to the elected MPs.
— Eleven


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005. Between November 2004 and February 2011 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. Since 2010 she has worked as a freelance screen writer for 'Nollywood', Nigeria.
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