1.2 million foreign travelers visit Myanmar
The number of foreign travelers to Myanmar have arisen by 25 per cent compared to the previous year, a source of Department of Hotel and Tourism said.
China buys up Myanmar’s entire mango export
China is buying up almost all of Myanmar’s mangoes produced this year, said U Nay Lin Maung Maung, chair of the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producers and Exporters Association in the Mandalay Region.
– The Myanmar Times
The KMTTP: Will India’s Plans For Myanmar Become Reality?
The Sittwe deep-sea port in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, which was financed and constructed by India, will soon commence operation. The port is one part of the Kaladan Multi-modal Transit Transport Project (KMTTP) in western Myanmar which aims to connect Mizoram in landlocked northeast India to the Bay of Bengal.
– AEC News Today
SMEs and businesses in need of access to foreign bank services
Businesses have long been calling for the government to open up the financial sector for foreign banks to operate. Doing so, they argue, will provide them wider access to capital and hence speed up the growth of local businesses.
– The Myanmar Times
Mon State Locals Rally Against Offshore Supply Base
Locals of two villages in Mon State’s Ye Township have opposed plans for an offshore supply base (OSB) aimed at supporting oil and gas fields in the Mottama Gulf.
– The Irrawaddy
Myanmar’s Religious and Ethnic Conflicts: no end in sight
Against the backdrop of persistent ethnic tensions, the second round of the peace conference of Burmese government, army (Tatmadaw) and ethnic minorities begins on 24 May in Myanmar.
– Relief Web
Myanmar temporarily shuts down moorings on Myanmar-Thai Border
Myanmar shut down the moorings at the embankment of Moei River in Myawady Township, Myanmar-Thai Border in the evening of May 22nd to stop the flow of commodities.
Smoking-free areas to be created in six states and regions
-The Myanmar government is planning to establish smoking-free areas in six regions to prevent young people from being impacted by smoking, Xinhua reported on 24 May quoting official media.
Myanmar: Cooperate with U.N. Fact-Finding Mission, Says Civil Society
Fifty-nine Myanmar-based civil society organizations today called on the Government of Myanmar to cooperate with a United Nations Fact-Finding Mission into the human rights situation “in at least Rakhine, Kachin, Shan, and other ethnic states of Myanmar.”
– Fortify Rights (media release)
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