Myanmar Morning News For July 28

Myanmar Morning News For July 28

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar Asks WHO to Help Fight H1N1 Virus
Myanmar’s government requested help from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday after the H1N1 influenza killed six out of 20 confirmed cases in the country, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
The Irrawaddy

Two teams formed to streamline investment
The Myanmar Investment Commission has formed an investment proposal scrutinising team and a one-stop team this month.
Eleven Myanmar

Sugar industry at brink of collapse after China buyers pull back
Over 800,000 tons of sugar has accumulated in the local market since China stopped importing from Myanmar.
The Myanmar Times

MPs approve Special Goods Tax Law
The Union Assembly approved the Special Goods Tax Law on July 26 which was returned to Parliament from the president with comments.
Eleven Myanmar

Power projects to light remote areas in Chin
After a pause of 20 years, new hydropower projects will be built under the NLD-led government in Chin State, according to Salai Isaac Khen, state minister for development, electricity and industry.
The Myanmar Times

Myanmar to receive revenues from China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline
Myanmar will gain financially from the China-Myanmar crude oil pipeline, which began operations in early April after the two countries signed an agreement for the transport of crude oil, said officials.
The Myanmar Times

US$400 million Chinese investment proposed for 33 agricultural extension centers
Myanmar’s Agribusiness Public Corporation (MAPCO), the Myanmar Rice Federation (MRF) and the China International Trust Investment Corporation (CITIC) Group submitted a US$400 million proposal to Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) to construct the 33 agribusiness service centers in states and regions.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Firms asked to bid for aviation contracts
Minister for Planning and Finance Kyaw Win says the government will give the green-light to entrepreneurs for the distribution of aviation fuel at airports, including Yangon International Airport.
Eleven Myanmar

UK businesses keen to modernise Myanmar’s railways and airports
UK businesses are keen to leverage their strengths and expertise to support Myanmar’s transport and infrastructure development, the UK Prime Minister’s Business Ambassador told The Myanmar Times.
The Myanmar Times

Marriott International introduces its 2nd planned property in Myanmar
Marriott International announced the signing of Courtyard by Marriott Yangon, Myanmar.
Travel Daily News

High quality raw sapphires available at Gems Emporium in August
High quality raw sapphires worth hundreds of thousands of euros will be put on sale at the 54th Gems Emporium early next month, according to a press release issued by Myanmar Gems Enterprise.
Eleven Myanmar

Firms being selected for Yangon rail loop upgrade
Myanma Railways says it is selecting the firm to upgrade Yangon circular train system in the dry season.
Eleven Myanmar

Yangon Stock Exchange Expo slated for September in Yangon
The Yangon Stock Exchange Expo is scheduled to be held at the Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on 10 September, according to a report of yesterday’s edition of City News.
Global New Light of Myanmar

VisionFund brings micro finance to Myitkyina
People living in Myitkyina, the capital city of Kachin State, have improved access to responsible microfinance thanks to a partnership between VisionFund Myanmar and the Livelihoods and Food Security Trust Fund (LIFT) through World Vision.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar agrees to reopen Three Pagoda Pass border crossing
Myanmar has agreed to reopen Three Pagoda Pass border crossing today (July 27) after Thai authorities agreed that they suspended a border road construction temporarily during the rainy season.
Thai PBS

New chairman appointed to UN mission probing Myanmar abuses
The United Nations’ Human Rights Council has replaced the chairwoman of a team investigating allegations of killings and rape by Myanmar’s security forces, it said on Thursday (July 27), amid concerns over her perceived bias.
The Straits Times

Migrant worker agencies to be graded on adherence to labour standards
A committee will be formed to prevent abuses by and protect migrant workers against unscrupulous overseas employment agencies, according to the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation.
Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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Cara recently finished her first year at Bryn Mawr College in the United States, where she is studying Growth and Structure of Cities. While she is from Manila, Philippines, she has lived in multiple cities around the world, most recently Phnom Penh.

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