Myanmar morning news for August 13

Myanmar morning news for August 13

Myanmar morning news

Belgian Company on ‘Dirty List’ Cuts Ties With Myanmar Military
A Belgian company has become the first to announce it is cutting ties with Myanmar’s military after a United Nations fact-finding mission called on businesses to sever all financial links to the country’s generals.

New Myanmar-China barter trade offers rice producers a rough deal
Myanmar recently signed a trade deal with China to increase rice exports across its northern border fourfold to 400,000 tonnes per year. But under the new trade agreement, Chinese traders will pay for a quarter of the sum with bartered goods.
— Asean Today

Death toll in Paung landslide rises to 59
The death toll in the landslide that struck Paung in Mon State rose to 59 yesterday, according to the Paung Township General Administration Department. The deadly landslide occurred around 7 am on 9 August following torrential rain.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Megaprojects a Double-Edged Sword for Myanmar
Blessed with a strategic location between India and China in the center of Southeast Asia, as well as direct access to the Indian Ocean, Myanmar is a source of envy for neighboring countries.
— Irrawaddy

Over 1,600 taxis register with YRTA under new deadline
over 1,600 of the 5,000 taxis which had failed to register or renew their registration earlier have applied for and have been granted registrations and renewals under the extended deadline, said U Hla Aung, the joint-secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Strong potential for insurance growth, but competition expected to be rife: IKBZ
The insurance industry has come under the spotlight recently with the government announcing in April that five foreign insurers would be allowed to operate wholly-owned units for life insurance in the country.
— Myanmar Times

MCDC upgrading roads in Mandalay City to manage growing traffic
With the number of vehicles increasing in Mandalay City, the Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) is extending and upgrading a total of 28 roads to curb traffic problems, said Dr Ye Lwin, the Mayor of Mandalay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Breaking the Vicious Cycle of Landmines and Instability in Myanmar
On 10 July, a farmer in the rural township of Kutkai, in Myanmar’s northern Shan state, was working in his paddy field when a landmine concealed beneath vegetation exploded, inflicting severe injuries.
— Geopoliticalmonitor

€8 million funding for trade initiatives
The European Union (EU) will provide assistance of up to 8 million euros over four years for the implementation of ARISE Plus Myanmar initiatives that will help the country integrate better with Asean economies in line with the Asean Economic Community Blueprint 2025.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar ride-hailer’s CEO looks to raise funds
Oway, Myanmar’s largest online travel and ride-hailing company, is in the market to raise capital to ramp up its expansion across the country.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Conflict and internet shutdown hit Mrauk-U tourism
Intensified conflict in Rakhine State and the government’s internet shutdown have dealt serious blows to hopes that the ancient capital of Mrauk-U might achieve World Heritage status and further develop tourism.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar relaunches tourism website
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has launched its new website, this week.
— TTR Weekly

Ten AA members charged under anti-terrorism law
The Western District Court of Yangon Region on Friday set a trial date of August 23 for 10 members of the Arakan Army (AA) who have been charged under the Anti-Terrorism Law.
— Myanmar Times

Vice President calls for readiness in facing natural disasters
Chairman of the National Disaster Management Committee and Vice President U Henry Van Thio presided over a ceremony yesterday morning to provide relief assistance for the flood victims in Mon State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

YKKO: From small shop to major brand
From a small neighbourhood shop selling vermicelli and meatball soup about three decades ago, Yan Kin Kyay Oh (YKKO) has grown into a prominent Myanmar brand with 38 outlets across the nation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Public Sector Accounting Conference takes place in Nay Pyi Taw
The Office of the Auditor General of the Union and the Ministry of Planning and Finance jointly organized the ‘Myanmar Public Sector Accounting Conference’ in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday with the support of the European Union Trust Fund and the technical assistance of the World Bank.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sayar Gyi U Ohn’s Earth Lover’s Award
The Earth Lovers’ Award ceremony was held on 7 August at the International Business Center in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Detained migrants turn out to be Rohingyas
Imphal, August 11 2019: Six illegal migrants who were detained by police, turned out to be Rohingyas from Myanmar after proper verification.
— e-pao

Pilot project offers better way to manage Htein Bin landfill
A pilot project has been using a new system for the past two months to deal with rubbish at the Htein Bin landfill in Hlaing Tharyar township, said U Aung Myint Maw of the Yangon City Development Committee.
— Myanmar Times

Beyond Myitsone: the sleeping Chipwi hydropower project
While national attention remains focused on the Myitsone dam, Frontier visits one of the six other mega-dams north of the Ayeyarwady River confluence that could resume if conflict between the Tatmadaw and Kachin Independence Organisation is resolved.
— Frontier Myanmar

What to do in Bagan – Myanmar’s ancient temple city is one of Asia’s architectural marvels
Doubtless there was a fair bit of politicking going on when the Unesco World Heritage Site bods sat down in Azerbaijan last month to decide which spots were going to make it onto the list.
— South China Morning Post

Water levels begin to recede in Ye
Flood waters in most parts of Ye township in Mon State began to recede on Sunday, dropping by 30 centimetres as rain that has been hitting the area has stopped for now, said Amyotha Hluttaw (Upper House) MP U Myo Win.
— Myanmar Times

More than K900m in drugs found in government vehicle
More than K900-million-worth of drugs was found in the fuel tank of a Ministry of Construction vehicle while it was being checked at a body shop in Nay Pyi Taw last Monday.
— Myanmar Times

‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ begins airing in Myanmar language
The classical Chinese TV series ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ dubbed in Myanmar language began broadcasting on MRTV yesterday, with an inauguration ceremony on the same day at MRTV-Tatkon in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt denies refugees need more aid in Rakhine
The government has provided plenty of aid for people forced to flee clashes between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) in Rakhine State, a senior official told the Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

NSCN-K appeals to NLD to cease operations
The Sagaing based National Socialist Council of Nagaland – Khaplang (NSCN-K) now led by Yung Aung has appealed to the National League for Democracy (NLD)-led government to follow the policies of Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) government and stop military operations against it, The Nagaland Post reported.
— Mizzima

U Shwe Mann’s Presidential Dreams
The ex-general–already ensconced in a significant place in Myanmar politics–has long dreamed of becoming president. At best, he may become parliamentary speaker again.
— Irrawaddy

State Counsellor stresses youth involvement in education reform on International Youth Day
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi addressed the International Youth Day 2019 held at the Myanmar International Convention Centre-II (MICC-II) Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Marking the Death of a Karen Revolutionary Leader
On this day in 1950, Saw Ba U Gyi, who was instrumental in founding the KNU, died under disputed circumstances during a clash with the Myanmar military.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin opens the ASEAN Joint Cultural Event- ASEAN Week 2019
Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin attended and made an inaugural remark at the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Joint Cultural Event -“ASEAN Week 2019” which was held at 11:30 am on 12 August 2019 at Side Atrium Hall of the Junction City in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Despite unrest, Rakhine State still attracting foreign investor interest
Foreign investors are still showing interest in Rakhine State despite sanctions and international pressure applied due to the political unrest. And now that the state has better access to electricity, conditions are looking better for businesses to enter the state or expand.
— Myanmar Times

Deputy Construction Minister inspects returnee camps in Maungtaw
Deputy Minister for Construction U Kyaw Linn and Rakhine State government’s Transport Minister U Aung Kyaw Zan inspected the camps for the returnee families in Maungtaw district on 11 August.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Second VP Observes Ongoing Rescue in S. Myanmar
Bodies are still being found at a deadly landslide in southern Myanmar, where Second Vice President Van Thio ordered testing to identify further potential danger zones.
— Irrawaddy


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