CCTV road traffic centre officially launched in Yangon
A traffic command centre built to aid the fight against Yangon’s chronic road congestion has officially opened for operations, regional security minister Col. Tin Aung Tun told lawmakers Monday.
– Frontier Myanmar
Rakhine State faces acute drinking water shortage
Villages in Rakhine State were facing drinking water shortages from Monday, with soldiers from the battalion of Western Command Headquarters taking supplies to drought-hit areas.
Puma Energy Asia Sun Aims to Distribute Petroleum in Myanmar
Puma Energy Asia Sun, a joint venture between Puma Energy and local firm Asia Sun Energy, is looking to move beyond storage services in Myanmar to include oil products distribution in the country, said a top executive.
– Jakarta Globe
Myanmar faces export problems despite lack of tariffs: minister
Although the country can export goods to the EU, the US, the UK, Japan and South Korea tariff-free, the export sector still faces issues, according to the Minister for Commerce.
India starts work on Trilateral Highway in Myanmar
India has commenced work on a 120-km road inside Myanmar, a road that is part of the India-Myanmar-Thailand Trilateral Highway which is expected to give a massive boost to surface connectivity and trade in Southeast Asia in the backdrop of the Act East policy.
– The Assam Tribune
Auction nets extra K140m from fishing license
Revenue from auctioning of pond fishing licences in Mandalay Region increased by K140 million over last year’s figures, according to regional fisheries department staff officer, U Hla Win.
– Myanmar Times
Power plant and rice mills open in Ayeyawady
The Myanmar Agribusiness Public Corporation (Mapco) and six shareholders under the Golden Lace Company jointly operate the firms with a 55:45 ownership ratio.
Beijing backs Myanmar peace process
China will continue helping Myanmar achieve peace, President Xi Jinping told Myanmar’s State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday as the neighboring nation’s peace efforts are gaining momentum.
Farmers Plan to Sue Govt Departments Over Event Cancellation
Farmers set to discuss land rights at Pyin Oo Lwin City Hall today are planning to sue the township and divisional departments for what organizers said was canceling permission to use the city hall the night before the event.
– The Irrawaddy
Yangon to get 8,000 more flats by 2018
The Ministry of Construction expects to finalise plans to build 8,000 new flats in Yangon Region by March 2018.
Farmers protest distribution of old farmlands
Local farmers have protested against the distribution of old farmlands in the Ngamyar village of Ngazun township in Myingyan district, Mandalay Region.
– Myanmar Times
A week of extremist anger ends with arrests
Eight activists are in custody following a violent clash with residents in Mingalar Taung Nyunt Township on the night of May 9, while several others – including prominent monks – remain at large.
– Frontier Myanmar
Myanmar Ultranationalist Monk Group Denies Involvement in Yangon Scuffle
An ultranationalist monk organization in Myanmar on Tuesday denied that it was involved in a violent confrontation between Buddhists and Muslims last week in a Yangon neighborhood where monks had claimed that ethnic Rohingya Muslims were hiding illegally.
Report documents evidence of attacks on Rohingya
A Rohingya advocacy group urged the government of Myanmar on Tuesday to cooperate with a UN fact-finding mission as it presents new evidence of attacks against Muslim civilians in western Rakhine state.
– Pakistan Observer
Union Ministers meet with Chinese companies
The Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung, Union Minister for Construction U Win Khaing and Deputy Minister for Commerce U Aung Htoo met separately with representatives of Chinese companies yesterday morning in Diaoyutai State Guest House. The Myanmar officials had accompanied State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to China during the One Belt, One Road forum held on Sunday and Monday.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar
Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspects disaster preparedness in Ayeyawady Region
Vice President U Henry Van Thio inspected disaster preparedness undertakings in Ayeyawady Region yesterday, urging local people to be alert to the possibility of natural disasters in the region.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar
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