Myanmar morning news for November 13

Myanmar morning news for November 13

Myanmar morning news

Reforms behind Myanmar’s climb up the ease of doing business index
In an endorsement of ongoing efforts to reform the economy, Myanmar has been named one of the top-20 most-improved countries in the World Bank’s 2020 ease of doing business index.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar lags as ASEAN sees record FDI
Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Myanmar still lags other countries in ASEAN, according to a report issued by the ASEAN Secretariat last week.
— Myanmar Times

Natural gas power stations in Yangon Region maintained to operate at full capacity
Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy U Khin Maung Win inspected natural gas-fired power stations in Yangon Region on 10 November.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt to launch second stage of electrification plan
The government will light another 4000 villages across the country in the second phase of its electrification plan, said U Thura Aung Ko, chief engineer and project manager of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister for Construction inspects road, bridge works on Yangon-Magway Road
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw inspected road maintenance works along the Yangon-Pyay-Magway Road yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Deal signed to purchase power from Kyaukphyu power plant project
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has signed an agreement to purchase electricity generated by the 135 MW gas-fired Kyaukphyu Power Plant that will be built by independent power producer Kyauk Phyu Electric Power Co.
— Myanmar Times

Why has Myanmar’s peace process stalled? Because it divides ethnic groups
“The fighting has been going on in this area for so long that abnormal situations of war and fighting become somewhat normalised, day-to-day, life for people. No one should live a life like that.”
— Asean Today

Deputy Minister inspects petroleum product storage, distribution depot in Thaton
Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing inspected petroleum product storage and distribution depot of Myanma Petroleum Product Enterprise in Thaton.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Low demand hits watermelon growers
Farmers say they are having trouble even covering their logistics costs due to a slump in demand for Myanmar-grown watermelons in the Muse border trade area.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar urges ASEAN cooperation in rural development
Myanmar has urged ASEAN to intensify cooperation in rural development and poverty eradication efforts, according to the News Straits Times.
— Mizzima

Fly-in fly-out does not work for PE in Myanmar: Anthem Asia’s Price
Myanmar, seen by some as the last frontier market of Southeast Asia, has sputtered along as an investment destination for local and regional investors.
— DealStreetAsia

Myanmar’s Taekwondo Squad aims for SEA Games gold
With only a few days left until the November 30 opening of the 2019 Southeast Asia games, the clock is ticking for athletes fine-tuning their skills. Wanting to see how the country’s elite are handling the pressure I headed downtown for a morning with Myanmar’s Taekwondo team.
— Myanmar Times

Khin Shwe’s National Development maintains 12% dividend as profits fall
National Development Company Group, chaired by construction magnate U Khin Shwe, has announced that it intends to maintain dividend payouts to shareholders yielding an annual 12 percent for the next three years.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar youth benefit from CITIC Consortium training program
A graduation ceremony was held over the weekend to mark the first successful youth training in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, Myanmar.
— Global Times

Pearl Farm Plan Could Spell Doom For Myanmar’s Nomadic ‘Sea Gypsies’
The seafaring livelihoods of Myanmar’s “sea gypsies,” a nomadic ethnic group also known as Moken or Salone in Burmese, are being threatened by a plan to expand pearl farming in an archipelago they inhabit off the Southeast Asian country’s southern coast, members of the ethnic group and a village official said.
— Radio free Asia

Singapore Myanmar Investco reports strong H1 revenue rises for retail and F&B
Travel retail and F&B stood out as Singapore Myanmar Investco Limited (SMI) posted an overall -5.6% decrease in first half revenues for the 2019/20 financial year, to US$11.43 million.
— Moodiedavittreport

Suu Kyi’s visit to ‘valley of rubies’ courts protest
SIX people were held for protesting over the allocation of gemstone mines during a visit by State Counsellor Saw Aung San Suu Kyi in “the valley of rubies” Mogok, Mandalay.
— New Straits Times

Yangon plans measles-rubella vaccination campaign
The Yangon Region Health Department has scheduled supplementary measles and rubella immunisation in all 45 townships in the region to reduce deaths among children from the disease, a senior health official said.
— Myanmar Times

We can’t allow Myanmar’s slavery-tainted shrimp to land on our plates
hile forced labour and slavery in the fishing industry in Thailand and other parts of the world have been brought to light in recent years, the fishing industry in Myanmar has received less attention.
— The Guardian

Knowing who owns extractive companies will help Myanmar thrive
The Myanmar President’s Office, on October 2, issued a notification providing a strong legal framework that requires the disclosure of beneficial owners of companies involved in the extractive sector.
— Myanmar Times

Teak farmhouses in Myanmar listed in world’s watchlist
TRADITIONAL farmhouses made from teak in Myanmar are among 25 structures selected for the biennial 2020 World Monuments Watch list.
— New Straits Times

Singapore’s Yoma increases stake in Myanmar’s Wave Money
Singapore Stock Exchange-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings has agreed to buy an additional 10% in Digital Money Myanmar (Wave Money) from Yangon-listed First Myanmar Investment for $6 million.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Aung San Suu Kyi invited Fifa to Myanmar, says foundation director
The director of the Fifa Foundation, Youri Djorkaeff, will visit Myanmar in the near future at the invitation of de facto head Aung San Suu Kyi, he told AFP yesterday.
— FMT

Hawaiian Eye Foundation Training in Myanmar
Highly trained and valuably skilled ophthalmologists from across the United States joined together to form a team of 19 volunteers that traveled to Yangon, Myanmar, this past month.
— Ein News

Vessel owners earning well at Buu Phaya jetty during Tazaungdaing holidays
With Bagan hosting a large number of visitors in the Tazaungdaing holidays, vessel owners at the Buu Phaya jetty are earning well because they have to run more rounds than on normal days.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chin State government says they are dissatisfied with AA statement
Spokesman for the Chin State government and Minister of Municipal, Electricity and Industry Soe Htet told Mizzima that his government is dissatisfied with the detention of upper house MP Whet Ting and the Arakan Army’s (AA) statement regarding the matter.
— Mizzima

Union SWRR Minister provides support to Special Olympic athletes
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, Dr Win Myat Aye, in his capacity as Chairman of the Working Committee for Rights of Disabled Persons met with athletes with disabilities at the Myanmar Paralympic Sport Federation in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myeik clean-up finds over 100 kilos of discarded nets
A team of scuba divers that has a mission to rid the Myeik Archipelago of abandoned fishing nets that trap and kill marine creatures and destroy coral, removed nearly 104 kilograms of nets during a recent expedition.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye attends ethnic youth conference
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye attended an ethnic youth conference organized by the Internal Youth Fellowship (Myanmar) at the Myanmar Convention Centre on Min Dhama Road in Yangon, yesterday morning. T
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN Special Envoy makes 9th mission to Myanmar
UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy on Myanmar arrived in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, making her 9th official visit to Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dances, floating lamps mark Tazaungdine on Sittoung River
With rains brought on by cyclonic storm ‘Bulbul’ letting up, thousands of locals and visitors gathered yesterday for the annual festival of traditional boat rowing and dances and floating of lamps on the Sittoung River in Madauk, Bago Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Large number of pilgrims flock to Zalone Mountain during Tzaungdaing holidays
The number of pilgrims visiting Zalone Mountain in Bamauk Township, Katha District, Sagaing Region has increased in the first week of November on account of the Tzaungdaing holiday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar celebrates traditional Tazaungdaing festival
Myanmar celebrates its traditional Tazaungdaing festival on the full-moon day of Tazaungmone, eighth month of Myanmar calendar on Monday.
— Xinhua

 

Feature photo Christian Heimig

This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on Tazaungdaing festival, November 12.

 

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