Myanmar morning news for May 13

Myanmar morning news for May 13

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar’s Yangon investment forum produces MoUs for 19 projects
Myanmar’s Yangon region government and some private companies have signed a number of memorandums of understanding (MoUs) to undertake 19 projects at the two-day Myanmar’s Yangon Investment Forum which ended on Saturday.
Xinhua

Myanmar plane in emergency touchdown as landing gear fails
A Myanmar pilot saved the day after his aircraft’s landing gear failed, forcing the jet into an emergency landing with no front wheels on Sunday morning, an official said.
— Channel NewsAsia

Amnesty for Reuters reporters seen easing EU trade tensions
The release of two Reuters reporters and some 20 other political prisoners may help ease tensions with the EU but the government will need to do more to maintain Myanmar’s trade privileges, according to business leaders in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar looks to stronger ties with ADB
In the hope of achieving sustainable and inclusive growth through connectivity in line with its Country Partnership Strategy, Myanmar has committed to strengthen its relationship with Asia Development Bank, according to Soe Win, Union minister for planning and finance.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar woos foreign investors to ‘fast-growing’ Yangon
WITH MAJOR infrastructure and logistics initiatives being pushed, on top of being home to seven million people, foreign investors should not hesitate to invest in Yangon, officials told the Yangon Investment Forum 2019 on Friday.
— The Nation

State Counsellor receives over 200 complaint letters at meeting with people in Magway
Over 200 complaint letters were received by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at a meeting held at the Town Hall in Magway on May 9.
— Mizzima

Deadline for Yangon sky train land compensation announced
Land for the Yangon Urban Mass Rapid Transit (YUMRT) route will have to be acquired and the Yangon regional government has set the deadline for claims of resettlement and other compensation as May 6, the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) announced earlier this week.
— Myanmar Times

Vietnam, Myanmar to boost cooperation in various fields
Vietnam and Myanmar have agreed on Saturday to expand cooperation to potential spheres, including navy, military medicine, defense industry, logistics, search and rescue, and fighting crimes related to national and regional security.
— Menafn

How Myanmar is improving its transportation
Myanmar has continued to roll out new transport projects as part of its major infrastructure drive, with upgraded road and rail networks set to unlock economic development and provide opportunities for private investment.
— The Borneo Post

Goat export market down in Mandalay as demand from China declines
The price of goats is on a downward trend as demand from China has fallen, according to goat farmers in Mandalay. “The price of goats has decreased from K3,600 for one pound last year to K2,000 this year,” said U Tin Shein, a goat farmer in Mandalay.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar launches framework for migrant workers management
Myanmar has launched the second five-year national level framework for international migrant workers management, according to the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar-Bangladesh border trade decreases 8.8% in seven months
Bilateral border trade stood at over US$19 million as of 26 April in the current 2018-2019 Fiscal year which saw a slight decrease of $1.87 million or 8.8 per cent, from the corresponding period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce’s trade report.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar quarry: Chinese road project causes division
For some villagers along Myanmar’s border with Thailand, the promise of a new road is a threat to life as they know it.
— Aljazeera

Myanmar’s farmers go hi-tech
According to the World Bank, Asia supports the food demands of 60 percent of the global population by using just 23 percent of the world’s agricultural land. Due to an increasing population and decreasing land mass, the role of technology in agriculture is key.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar to officially dispatch workers to Laos
The government is working to send workers to Laos, a landlocked country, under a MoU system, Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population Thein Swe told the media at a ceremony to open the clinic jointly run by the OSC and the Social Security Board.
— Eleven Myanmar

Tourist arrivals to Inwa (Ava) likely to rise in 2019
By Kyaw Htike Soe Inwa Region is located at the confluence of the Ayeyawady River and Dokhtawady River about 2 miles and four furlongs north of TadaU Township and around 20 miles southwest of Mandalay, Myanmar’s second largest cultural city.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon leads the list of human trafficking
There were 15 human trafficking cases in five regions and states in late April, with Yangon Region topping the list with seven cases.
— Eleven Myanmar

In Myanmar, a Former General Repents
Myanmar’s first real elections in a generation were unfolding in 2015, and Mr. Shwe Mann, once the third-most powerful man in the country’s military dictatorship, was losing his bid for a seat in Parliament. The victor was a teacher from the party headed by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, whom the ruling junta had kept under house arrest for 15 years.
— New York Times

Union Minister inspects upgrading of Swa Chaung Bridge on Yangon-Mandalay Highway
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw inspected the upgrading of Swa Chaung Bridge which was damaged by the overflowed water from Swa Chaung Dam after destruction of the damx_input.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

U.S. official reports on his visit to Myanmar
The U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, David Hale, visited Myanmar from May 1 to May 3 as part of his first trip to the Indo-Pacific region.
— Mizzima

Memories Group takes stake in Strand Hotel
Myanmar tourism trailblazers Memories Group had bought a minority share in Strand Hotel International Ltd. The US$3.19 million investment gives the Group stakes in a cruise ship and three hotels, most notably the world-famous Strand Hotel, an iconic landmark on the Yangon waterfront.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh rescues 23 Rohingya girls from traffickers
Twenty-three teenage Rohingya girls were rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said Sunday.
— Frontier Myanmar

Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine State provides aid to IDPs, pledges to build shelters
The Committee for Supporting Peace and Stability in Rakhine provided aid yesterday at the state government office for those people displaced by the conflicts in Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

When Helen Keller Visited Myanmar
On this day in 1955, social activist and disability rights pioneer Helen Keller arrived in Yangon, where she met with national leaders and toured facilities for the deaf and blind.
— Irrawaddy

President U Win Myint attends 16th UN Vesak Day celebration in Viet Nam
President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho, who were in Vie Nam, Hanoi attended the opening ceremony of the 16th United Nations Day of Vesak Celebration at Tam Chuc International Buddhist Convention Center in Ha Nam Province yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Crowdfunding brings life-saving water to Myanmar’s deer
A herd of endangered deer wait under the shade of one of the sparse trees in this parched central Myanmar landscape, watching as rangers dispatch drinking water — a life-saving resource funded by well-wishers across the country.
— Inquirer.net

Passenger plane with failed front landing gear safely lands in Mandalay
All 82 passengers and seven crew members on board Myanmar National Airlines flight UB103 were safe after the captain made a daring touch down at Mandalay using only its rear wheels, as its front landing gear failed to deploy.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Seeing Myanmar with a toddler on your back
A mother takes her two-year-old on an 11-day backpacking trip – complete with treks and boat rides – and discovers the kindness of strangers as well as the adaptability of a child
— The Straits Times

Religious objects of Eternal Peace Pagoda displayed for public obeisance in Loikaw
Religious objects to be fixed atop the Nay Pyi Taw’s Eternal Peace Pagoda and two Buddha Images carved from marble stones to be housed at the pagoda were displayed in Loikaw yesterday for public obeisance.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

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