Myanmar Morning News For April 4

Myanmar Morning News For April 4

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar New Hope to put $10 m for hatchery and breeder farm in Bago
New Hope Singapore, a wholly owned company by New Hope Liuhe Co Ltd – backed by China’s top animal feed, agriculture
and food company, New Hope Group – is making an initial investment of $10 million in the poultry sector of Myanmar.
— Deal Street Asia

Govt to build 1m apartments in 330 towns by 2030
Myanmar is planning to finish the construction of over 1 million apartments in 330 towns across the country by 2030 under its urban development programme, according to the Ministry of Construction.
— Eleven

Garment factory in Sittway provides more than 100 jobs
A garment factory came into operation in Satyokya Ward in Sittway under the plan for improving the socio-economic status of Rakhine State, creating more than 100 jobs for Rakhine ethnic women.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar CMP garment exports to touch $2.2bn in 2017
Cutting, making and packaging (CMP) garment exports from Myanmar are likely to fetch around $2.2 billion this year, as local companies have bagged more number of orders from the EU and Japan, according to Myanmar Garment Entrepreneurs Association. Apparel orders from the EU have especially increased after reinstatement of GSP rights by the EU.
— Consult-Myanmar

Security concerns prevent banana-plantation probe
The government’s attempts to investigate a banana planters’ alleged trespass on protected forests in Kachin State have
failed due to security concerns, sources say.
— Eleven

Towers on the edge: Myanmar’s last telco challenge
In the country’s remotest corners, independent mobile phone tower companies are working to connect isolated populations and bring the people of Myanmar closer together.
— Frontier Myanmar

70 water brands granted licences after safety law relaxed
Seventy drinking-water brands have passed microbial test following the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) relaxing the
standard plate count (SPC) from 100 bacterial colonies per millilitre of water to 500/ml.
— Eleven

Dry Ports, essentials for Myanmar
“Dry port” is a term with which Myanmar has not been much familiar, but many of the countries in the world including Myanmar’s neighbouring countries have been engaged in the business for long.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

No entries or exits through Maungtaw border gate
No one entered or exited the border gate at Maungtaw, despite restrictions being recently lifted, according to the Immigration department.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

NPT Highway Bus Companies Suffering Losses
Buses servicing the Nay Pyi Taw highway route have been suffering from a steady decline of passengers over recent years, with smaller bus companies facing the threat of shutting down.
— Consult-Myanmar

FLM has been granted Myanmar Investment Commission approval for a USD 859 million, fibre optic network deployment
FibreLink Myanmar (FLM) , a Myanmar licensed NFS (i) telecommunications operator, has received its Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) investment permit clearing the path to the deployment of FLM’s world class fibre network.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline to commence next month
After a two-year delay, the Myanmar-China crude oil pipeline is expected to begin operating in May, officials said.
— Bangkok Post

Liberalisation should start this fiscal year with less determination by centrally planned governments
Myanmar’s government, into their second year. Interview with Peter Beynon from the British Chamber.
— Myanmar Times

Cambodia, Myanmar: opportunities for VN firms
There is a huge opportunity for Vietnamese firms to invest in agriculture in their countries and export agricultural produce to other markets, Cambodian and Myanmarese officials have said.
— Viet Nam News

India cuts aid to Myanmar
In a fresh attempt to prod Myanmar to launch a flushout operation against the militant outfits of the Northeast, India has allocated Rs 225 crore under its Aid to Myanmar programme.

Healthcare at home ends pain of waiting
A service launched by an entrepreneurial doctor is winning favour among patients because it enables them to avoid long waits for access to health care, and to be treated in the comfort of their homes.
— Frontier Myanmar

Fire in karaoke bar kills 15 in Myanmar
At least 15 people have died after a fire ripped through a karaoke bar in central Myanmar, trapping revellers inside singing rooms filled with poisonous smoke.
— Hindustan Times

Deportation plan for Myanmar refugees
The Centre is exploring ways to deport nearly 6,000 Rohingya Muslim refugees living illegally in Jammu and Kashmir after fleeing alleged persecution in Buddhist-majority Myanmar, Union home ministry sources said today.
— Calcutta Telegraph

MMA fighter ‘Burmese Python’ donates K3.5million to Kachin IDPs
Mixed martial artist Aung La N Sang visited Kachin IDP camps on April 2 and donated K3.5 million (US$2,570) to the
people staying there. He also donated TVs, mosquito repellent and clothing.
— Coconuts Yangon


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