Myanmar Morning News For January 16

Myanmar Morning News For January 16

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar says temporary camp will house 30,000 Rohingya targeted for repatriation
Myanmar is building a camp to temporarily house 30,000 Rohingya Muslims targeted for repatriation after fleeing violence in Rakhine State, state media reported on Monday (Jan 15), as Myanmar and Bangladesh meet to discuss how to implement a repatriation deal.
Channel NewAsia 

Myanmar is only allowed to export eight crops to China
In a recent communiqué, the Myanmar Fruit, Flower and Vegetable Producer and Exporter Association said that China only allows eight crops to be imported from Myanmar.
Fresh Plaza

Jade sales fetch nearly $300 million
Myanmar earned over US$290 million (389.8 billion kyat) from jade exports up to the first week of this month in 2017-2018 fiscal year. Sales were down by over $210 million compared to the same period of last FY, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Eleven Myanmar

Unlicensed teachers face jail under draft of education law
A person teaching without a teacher license is subject to a prison sentence, according to the draft of a private education law that was released in December 2017.
Myanmar Times 

What Myanmar’s Facebook supremacy means for business
While Facebook usage is high in many countries, a very late-stage adoption of smartphones and the internet has created a technology culture unlike anything seen overseas. So how did this happen, what does it look like and what does it mean?
Frontier Myanmar 

Uphill battle to curb child labour in Myanmar, where 13-year-olds work in construction
His back bent under a heavy load of bricks and gravel, the boy trudges towards an unfinished water tank under the morning sun, starting his long day as a mason’s assistant.
Channel NewsAsia

113 groups want rights of youths protected
A total of 113 Civil Society Organisations (CSO) released a statement about youths arrested during 2017 and announced that human rights violations still impact youngsters in Myanmar.
Myanmar Times 

Rice exports expected to hit more than three million tonnes
Having already exceeded original projections, rice exports are expected to reach beyond three million tonnes in 2017-2018 fiscal year, according to Nay Lin Zin, joint-secretary of Myanmar Rice Federation.
Eleven Myanmar 

Myanmar scientists seek lessons in India to boost tiger population
A group of Myanmar scientists traveled to India over the weekend to learn how to boost the Southeast Asian country’s tiger population. The effort is part of a global commitment to double the world’s tiger population by 2022.
Coconuts Yangon 

Fourteen earthquakes hit Myanmar so far this year
A Total of 14 moderate to strong earthquakes hit Myanmar in the first 12 days of the year but their close intervals are not an indication that a big one is coming soon, Myo Thant, vice chairman of the Myanmar Earthquake Committee (MEC) said.
Myanmar Times 

India increases engagement with Myanmar
Assam based Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) has exported 20 Metric Tonnes of Wax to Myanmar, a development that underlines India’s increasing engagement with its eastern country.
The Economic Times 

Top 10 predictions for Myanmar property sector in 2018: Colliers
The year 2017 elicited mixed market opinions while this year is expected to experience growth in the office market and industrial market, a real estate research firm suggested.
Myanmar Times

Huawei leads handset brands among Telenor Myanmar customers – study
Huawei was the most popular mobile handset brand among Telenor customers, according to a report from Telenor Myanmar. The report shows 24 percent of Telenor Myanmar’s over 19 million subscribers used Huawei handsets in 2017.

CNPC unit seeks new natural gas sources in Myanmar
China National Petroleum Corp’s (CNPC) subsidiary is exploring new sources of natural gas in Myanmar for a pipeline that transports gas between the two countries.

Talks in Myanmar to ‘settle issues’ on Rohingya return
Talks were held on Monday, January 15, to “settle issues” over the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, Bangladeshi officials told the Agence France-Presse, as doubts linger over how many of the 655,000 Muslim minority who fled violence are likely to return.

Lao PM begins trip to Myanmar
Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith began his official visit to Myanmar on January 15 at the invitation of Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw.
Vietnam Plus 

Patience key to investing in Myanmar
U Aung Htun, MD of Myanmar Investments International, discusses how investors should view Asia’s last frontier.
Myanmar Times 


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