Telecom operator Ooredoo prepares to launch mobile money services in Myanmar
Ooredoo, one of the three telecom providers in Myanmar, is gearing up to launch mobile money services in the country.
— Deal Street Asia
Yangon Power Company Readies Budget for System Improvements
The Yangon Electricity Supply Corp (YESC) will spend Ks 17,618.473 million on power distribution in fiscal 2017-18.
Yangon MP targets corruption
Government staff in Yangon Region are involved in the misuse of public finances, according to regional MP Than Naing Oo, representing Pabedan constituency no.1.
Myanmar sees gains in rice, corn production
Rice and corn production in Myanmar is expected to increase in the 2016-17 marketing year, while production of wheat is forecast to fall, according to an April 20 report from the Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
— World Grain
Kian Joo prioritizes Myanmar for foreign expansion
Kian Joo Can Factory Bhd will focus its attention on firming its Myanmar foothold, where it has begun building the two manufacturing plants, before tapping to different foreign markets, says Ooi Teik Huat, its group chief financial officer. The manufacturing plants are situated in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone. The two plants are for Kian Joo’s Can production and subsidiary Box-Pak Bhd’s making corrugated containers.
— New Delhi Times
AccorHotels expands base in Myanmar, to open 5 new hotels by 2019
International hotel chain operator AccorHotels plans to open five new properties by 2019 in Myanmar as part of its strategy to expand its base, said a top company executive.
– The Economic Times
Indian Government Considering Afghanistan, Myanmar’s Proposal to Boost Pharma Exports
India is examining a proposal from Afghanistan to help set up a manufacturing base for pharmaceutical products, along with another proposal from Myanmarto supply generic drugs, as part of its efforts to shore up declining exports.
Myanmar’s education authorities encourage students for ASEAN scholarship applications
Myanmar’s education authorities have encouraged outstanding high-school students to apply for ASEAN scholarship to further study in Singapore, a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Xinhua reported on 25 April.
Mosque Imam in Rathedaung Charged with Causing Fire by Negligence
Myanmar’s authorities charged an Imam (Islamic Prayer Leader) with causing fire on a mosque through negligence in Rathedaung Township on Wednesday (Apr 26), according to reliable sources.
— Rohingya Vision
Monetary help for pregnant women, Rakhine State given high priority
The Union government announced that it will further expand care for its people by providing monetary assistance to pregnant women, with the people of Rakhine State one of the first states to receive this money.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar
Kachin govt to restore jade land with private company
The Kachin State government is cooperating with a private company to repair the jade-rich Hpakant and Lonekhin townships, sources say.
Yangon Region govt to invest Ks 64 billion in squatter housing
Housing projects for squatters around the Yangon area will be carried out at the end of April and the Yangon Region government will invest Ks 64 billion on these projects according to Yangon Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein.
Myanmar Police Investigate Country’s First Ever Homemade Porn Flick
Police in Myanmar are looking into the producers of a pornographic movie, said to be the first ever commercially produced in Myanmar.
— Sputnik International
MPs voice discontent on YBS
A total of 26 MPs supported Wai Phyo Han’s proposal concerning the Yangon Bus Service (YBS) in parliament on April 24.
— Myanmar Times
Amnesty calls on authorities to take immediate action over threats against Sittwe-based journalist
Amnesty International has launched a campaign in support of journalist Nay Min Aung, who has been receiving death threats for his reporting on the Arakan Army (AA).
— Coconuts Yangon
Magwe Chief Justice: Misuse of Public Funds Could Finish USDP
The chief justice of Magwe Division said the former ruling Union Solidarity and Development Party’s (USDP) spending of a public fund was illegal and could lead to the party’s cessation.
— The Irrawaddy
Customs donates a ship to Myanmar to combat narcotics trade
The Australian Border Force (ABF) gifted a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RHIB) to the Myanmar Police Force (MPF) to assist in disrupting organised crime groups smuggling illicit narcotics on the Yangon River and delta regions.
— Transport and Logistics News
Resolve Rohingya crisis bilaterally
China, which has strong relations with both Myanmar and Bangladesh, has asked Bangladesh to resolve the current diplomatic tension with Myanmar over Rohingya crisis bilaterally.
— The Daily Star
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