Myanmar morning news for October 2

Myanmar morning news for October 2

Myanmar morning news

US Businesses Eye Expanded Myanmar Investment
Representatives from top US firms like Google, Ford and Amazon are touring Myanmar to consider large-scale investment.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar seeks to establish Myanmar-India-China economic corridor
As part of efforts to make Myanmar the doorway to ASEAN door, the government will try to establish a Myanmar-India-China economic corridor, says Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar fisheries sector: Current status, opportunities for policy reform
By Win Kyaing (Fisheries Department) According to the 2018 statistics of Myanmar Fisheries Department, there are total 491345 acres of fish farms- 247007 acres of fish farms and 244338 acres of prawn farms.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar ranked as one of top 20 improvers in Doing Business 2020
Myanmar has been ranked as one of the top 20 improvers in Doing Business 2020 by the World Bank, based on the number of reforms and the degree by which the country’s ease of doing business score has improved, state media reported.
— Mizzima

Steel companies in Thilawa SEZ expand production
Two steel manufacturing companies in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone near Yangon are ramping up production and set to expand their markets and products.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar launches Unicode standard to expedite e-government plan
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, patron of the e-Government Steering Committee, delivered an address at the official launching ceremony of Myanmar Unicode migration yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Traders encouraged to use renminbi, kyat at the border
Traders at the Myanmar-China border were encouraged to use the kyat and renminbi as the main means of commerce and exchange at a financial workshop organised by the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) and the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI), last week.
— Myanmar times

Myanmar calls for sustainable development in natural rubber plantation
A high-ranking Myanmar official has called for sustainable development in natural rubber plantation to avoid degradation of forest, biodiversity and ecosystem.
— Xinhua

Construction of four-lane road to Thilawa will complete in December
With the aim to be secure transportation access to the Thilawa Special Economic Zone from Yangon, the construction of four-lane road linking from Thanlyin Bridge to Thilawa will be completed in December, according to JICA Myanmar Office.
— Eleven Myanmar

Eel traders dealing with security issues
Myanmar’s eel traders continue to send shipments to China despite ongoing safety issues due to clashes between the Tatmadaw and armed ethnic groups in northern Shan State, especially around Kutkai township.
— Myanmar times

Border trade declines by over 1,240 m USD
Ten days left before the end of 2018-2019 fiscal year, the total border trade value at border trade camps reached over 6866 million US dollars, down over 1,240 million US dollars, according to the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Twenty-seven refugees return to Myanmar
Some 27 refugees have returned to Myanmar from Bangladesh, arriving at a reception camp in Maungtaw, Rakhine state, Xinhua reported
— Mizzima

MPs urge strong security at Myanmar-Bangladesh border fence
U Tun Aung Thein, Pyithu Hluttaw member from Buthidaung Township, urged the security forces to guard the border fence between Arakan State and Bangladesh carefully because Muslim people in Bangladesh are entering Arakan State illegally.
— BNI Online

METRO opens new showroom in downtown Yangon
METRO Wholesale Myanmar, the country’s leading wholesale company for food and non-food assortments, today launched its new showroom and head office located at No 22/24 Yaw Min Gyi Street, Dagon Township, Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A new ATR aircraft arrives in Yangon International Airport
France’s new ATR aircraft arrived in Yangon International Airport on September 29th aiming to reinforce the Myanmar National Airlines’ (MNA) fleets, according to the sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Official slams Myanmar critics in UN
A senior Myanmar official has asked the United Nations to question those who accuse the government and Tatmadaw (military) of systematic human rights violations against Muslims in northern Rakhine State, saying their motives were suspect.
— Myanmar times

Four held with 16.9 kg gold smuggled from Myanmar
DRI found that the gold had been smuggled into Guwahati from Myanmar through Moreh border and the smugglers opted for train routes to transport the gold to Delhi.
— Mid Day

Public opinion survey shows Myanmar is a nation of optimists
A nationwide public opinion survey published this week by an American NGO will likely make cheerful reading for the ruling National League for Democracy party.
— Frontier Myanmar

Locals oppose mining exploration in Warsein mountain
Nearly 1,000 locals yesterday staged a protest against mining exploration by Myanmar Yang Tse Copper Ltd, in Warsein mountain in Yinmarpin Town ship in Sagaing Region.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mandalay to regulate motorbike taxis, three-wheelers
Mandalay city authorities will enforce strict regulation of motorbike taxis and three-wheeled vehicles, a regional legislator said.
— Myanmar Times

Orbis flying eye hospital makes fourth stop in Mandalay
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital visited Mandalay for the fourth time last week to help people with eyesight problems and to train ophthalmologists in the latest developments in sight-saving technology.
— Myanmar Times

This Singapore startup is set to turn Myanmar’s Yatai City to a blockchain-powered smart city
There is a widespread perception that it is easier to turn a well-developed city into a smart city.
— e27

Union Minister Kyaw Tin attends IAMM, 6th ASEAN-Pacific Alliance and AUMM
The Alternate Leader of Myanmar Delegation to the 74th UNGA and Union Minister for International Cooperation U Kyaw Tin attended Informal ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting-IAMM, the 6th ASEAN-Pacific Alliance Ministerial Meeting and ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting with the United Nations Secretary-General and the President of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly-AUMM on September 28, reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on September 29.
— Eleven Myanmar

China-Backed Power Plant a Bane for Myanmar Villagers
Local residents also say runoff from the Shan state plant is polluting local water supplies, and gas emissions are polluting the air.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Ratifies UN Treaty Banning Use of Child Soldiers
After Myanmar signs international treaty banning child soldiers, activist urges govt to push ethnic armed groups to adopt the policy.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations receives US-ASEAN Business Council
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations U Thaung Tun received a delegation led by the US Ambassador Scot Marciel and Mr Alexander C Feldman, President & CEO of the US-ASEAN Business Council at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Opposition Threatens Action Over Pro-NLD Campaign Stickers
USDP says ruling party jumping the gun on 2020 vote after images of campaign stickers featuring State Counselor surface online; NLD says stickers are unauthorized.
— Irrawaddy

Visitors need to be made better aware of preserving Bagan sites: tourism body head
To make tourism sustainable at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan, visitors need to be made better aware of preserving monuments and respecting tourist guidelines, said U Naung Naung Han, the chairman of Myanmar Tourism Entrepreneurs Association.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

In Myanmar, underground poetry nights build bridges between Rohingya and Burmese writers
In June this year, a small group of Myanmar residents crowded around a projector screen in an apartment loft in downtown Yangon, Myanmar’s largest city, to listen to poetry read via video call by Rohingya poet and refugee, Mayyu Ali, who was over 600 miles away in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh.

Mortar Explosions Injure Five Civilians in Myanmar’s War-torn Rakhine State
Five civilians were injured early Tuesday by mortar shelling in western Myanmar’s war-ravaged Rakhine state, with some local residents accusing the government military of intentionally launching the assault on their community.
— Radio Free Asia

Armed Group in Myanmar’s Shan State Will Release Detained Police Officers
The Ta’ang National Liberation Army (TNLA) has said that four Myanmar police officers detained by the ethnic armed group in Kutkai Township, northern Shan State, will be released soon.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Hluttaw delegation arrives in ROK
The Myanmar Hluttaw delegation led by Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat landed on the Incheon International Airport in the Republic of Korea at 7: 35 am local time yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Protest halts Chinese copper mine project
The Sagaing regional government in northwestern Myanmar on Monday cancelled permission for a Chinese company to conduct inspections for a new copper mine project following a protest by local residents in the capital Monywa, RFA reported.
— BNI Online

Myanmar observes 2019 UN International Day of Older Persons
With the theme of “The Journey to Age Equality”, the 2019 UN International Day of Older Persons was organized at Myanmar International Convention Center II in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sagaing Gov’t cancels mining exploration after protest march
Sagaing Region Government yesterday cancelled the letter sent to the Union government after a protest march by locals against mining exploration by Myanmar Yang Tse Copper Ltd in Warsein Mountain, said Soe Oo, Sagaing Region Minister for Planning and Finance.
— Eleven Myanmar

First health expo of Ar Yu International Hospital
Ar Yu International Hospital will host its first Health Expo from 4 to 6 October in Yangon under a theme of “Move on to Healthier & Happier Lifestyles.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

YCDC trying to reduce number of beggars
The Security and Discipline Department of the Yangon City Development Committee has taken action against over 1200 beggars in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Navy Shelling Injures Five in Rakhine
Shelling by the Myanmar navy has injured five civilians, including an elder monk, in Rakhine State, where hundreds of civilians are already displaced.
— Irrawaddy

Vice President U Myint Swe addresses 55th Myanmar Police Force Day in Nay Pyi Taw
Vice President U Myint Swe delivered a speech at the 55th Myanmar Police Force Day held at the Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

KUPC calls on Gov’t to drop charges against Karen Martyr’s Day organizers
The arrest of “Karen Martyr’s Day” organizers, Naw Ohn Hla and two young people has sparked a reaction from the Karen Unity and Peace Committee (KUPC), who feel this has become a sensitive political issue.
— BNI Online


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Teachers’ Day, October 5.


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