Myanmar morning news for October 30

Myanmar morning news for October 30

Myanmar morning news

Green light given for Thai-backed industrial estate near Yangon
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved Thai developer Amata Group’s proposal to develop a smart industrial estate project in Yangon Region.
— Myanmar Times

Government seeks to get ball rolling on mining investments
Myanmar will boost efforts to seek more foreign investments in the resource sector in 2020.
— Myanmar Times

Local fuel prices increase by K40-45 per liter in 20 days
Local fuel prices have continued to increase by K40 to K45 per liter compared to October 9 prices as global oil prices reach around US$56 per barrel, according to local filling stations.
— Eleven Myanmar

MOALI delegation tours Norway fishing industry, fertilizer company
Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu and delegation visited the Institute of Marine Research (IMR) during his visit in Norway from 20 to 24 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Indonesia to strengthen ties, raise investments and trade with Myanmar
Indonesia is keen to strengthen bilateral relations with Myanmar and channel more investments into the country, to Indonesian Ambassador Iza Fadri told The Myanmar Times at the sidelines of a diplomatic reception on Myanmar-Indonesia relations, trade development and future outlook in Yangon last week.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar state counselor stresses flexibility, broad-mindedness in achieving peace, emergence of federal union
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday stressed the need to have flexibility and broadmindedness in achieving genuine peace and emergence of a federal union.

Singapore’s Wilmar Myanmar will build largest rice mill in Thilawa SEZ
Wilmar Myanmar which is a subsidiary of Singapore-listed Wilmar International, one of the largest agribusinesses in Asia, will be building the largest rice mill in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), according to the reports.
— Eleven Myanmar

YBS to implement a card payment system
Myanmar’s Yangon Bus Service (YBS) will implement a card payment system to replace the present cash box system to facilitate passengers in taking buses by the end of this year, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Over 1,168 megawatts generated from seven gas-fired power plants
Seven gas-fired power plants are now generating over 1,168-MW electricity before summer in 2020. Moreover, the plants will be joining the national grid system boosting Myanmar’s power capacity, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

New Amnesty Report Says Myanmar Military, EAOs Committing War Crimes in Shan
A new Amnesty International report based on nearly 100 interviews with civilians alleges the military and ethnic armed groups are committing war crimes in Shan State.
— Irrawaddy

Taiwan official attends refugee aid event on Thai-Myanmar border
An official from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) is attending a 35th anniversary event for a refugee camp on the border between Thailand and Myanmar with representatives of British aid organization The Border Consortium (TBC), reports said Tuesday (October 29).
— Taiwan News

Three storms may occur in winter season: DMH
Three storms may occur this winter season and Myanmar needs to be careful of storms in November and December, said Dr Kyaw Moe Oo, Director General of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar state counselor to visit Thailand, attend 35th ASEAN summit
Myanmar State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi will pay an official visit to Thailand soon where she will attend the 35th summit of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and related meetings, according to an official announcement published in state media of the Global New Light of Myanmar Tuesday.
— Xinhua

MFSD denies rumours about release of detainees
Myanmar Fire Services Department (MFSD) yesterday denied rumours that the Arakan Army (AA) has released 12 out of 19 detained fire brigade members, according to the MFSD’s official.
— Eleven Myanmar

Keeping promises and having integrity is important in implementing NCA – State Counsellor
State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi said that keeping promises and having integrity was important for implementing the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement (NCA).
— Mizzima

Prayer ceremony held for Win and Zaw
A prayer ceremony was held in Yangon on the evening of October 25 for Myanmar citizens Win Zaw Tun and Zaw Linn, who have been sentenced to death for murdering British couple on Koh Tao Island in Thailand.
— BNI Online

IFER Union Minister receives Senior Vice President from Chubb Group in Nay Pyi Taw
Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, U Thaung Tun, received Mr Russell G Bundschuh, Senior Vice President from Chubb Group, at the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt drawing up aquaculture standards with EU, German help
The Department of Fisheries will finalise guidelines for good aquaculture practices (GAqP) by 2020 to ensure the safety of the country’s fishery products and make them more competitive in foreign markets, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

MOI conducts training course on video reporting
The Ministry of Information conducts a four-day training course on video reporting to upgrade its MOI Web portal that is now presenting the news in texts and photos.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Could a Logistical Issue Overturn Myanmar’s Peace Talks?
The Restoration Council of Shan State claims the military is trying to undermine the peace process.
— Irrawaddy

Austria, Myanmar agree to collaborate further
The office of the Honorary Consul of Austria organised a meeting between visiting Ambassador Alexander Marschik (standing in the photo), who is also Political Director and Head of Section for Bilateral Affairs in the Austrian Foreign Ministry, and the Austrian business community and their local partners in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Facebook Failed The Rohingya In Myanmar. Now It May Be Repeating Its Mistakes In Assam
A new report from human rights group Avaaz has found that “Facebook is being used as a megaphone for hate, pointed directly at vulnerable minorities.”
— Buzzfeed News

International culinary prowess comes to Sedona
In close proximity to both Shwedagon Pagoda and Inya Lake, Sedona Hotel Yangon occupies one of the finest locations in the city. What better way to enjoy the scenery than to taste the finest food that the hotel has to offer, and its two newest international Chefs – Denis Vecchiato and Ben Leung.
— Myanmar Times

Tatmadaw urges ethnic armed groups to focus on national development
Ethnic armed groups should set aside their own interests and work more for the development of Myanmar, the Tatmadaw (military) True News agency said.
— Myanmar Times

Can ‘Coordinated Attacks’ Be Calls for Ethnic Rights? Myanmar Military Chief Asks
On the fourth anniversary of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, Myanmar’s top general questions whether ethnic minorities’ attempts to assert their rights are legitimate.
— Irrawaddy

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 51/2019
MEETING 51/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, Nepal ink two cooperation deals
Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari and Myanmar President U Win Myint on Thursday witnessed the signing of two agreements to enhance cooperation between the two countries in tourism and culture.
— Myanmar Times

Deputy Minister U Maung Maung Win observes banking sector in Mexico
Under the arrangement of World Bank, Deputy Minister for Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win met with officials from Mexico’s Ministry of Finance and Public Credit and studied operations and structures of development banks in Mexico from 23 to 25 October.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chief Minister of Myanmar’s Bago Region Apologizes for ‘Marry-a-Teacher’ Remarks
Bago’s chief minister, U Win Thein, has apologized for telling villagers to propose marriage to female teachers to encourage them not to move away.
— Irrawaddy

2nd friendship bridge to open tomorrow
Tak: Local businesses are optimistic that the second Thai-Myanmar Friendship Bridge, which is set to open tomorrow, will boost cross-border trade.
— Bangkok Post

Greater freedom and democratic rights enjoyed since the emergence of a democratically elected civilian government just over three and a half years ago
Myanmar people enjoy greater freedom and democratic rights since the emergence of a democratically elected civilian government just over three and a half years ago, said Kyaw Tin, Minister for International Cooperation.
— Eleven Myanmar

KNU Says Meetings With Myanmar State Counselor, Army Chief Positive for Peace Process
KNU says latest talks with State Counselor and Army chief will help move peace process forward; two sides will try convening JICM next month.
— Irrawaddy

USAR Light Team training course for firefighters begins
Co-organized by Fire Services Department and the French embassy, Introduction of Training for Access of Myanmar to International Qualification of Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Light Team commenced at Myanmar Fire Services Department on October 28.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt: Cause of Polluted Water in Myanmar’s Karen State Still Unclear
The Karen State government says it is still searching for the source of contaminated drinking water.
— Irrawaddy

Pyin Oo Lwin looks to balloon festival to revive tourism
Residents are looking forward to the 15th hot-air balloon festival in Pyin Oo Lwin in Mandalay Region in the hope of reviving the township’s reputation as a prime tourist destination after deadly August 15 attacks by ethnic armed groups.
— Myanmar Times

The Day Myanmar’s Wartime Puppet Leader Crashed in Vietnam
On this day in 1943, Myanmar’s delegation crashed while flying to Tokyo’s Greater East Asia Conference. The delegates survived but the summit’s plans were short-lived.
— Irrawaddy

Senior General separately receives KNU Chairman, NCA-S EAO Group Vice Chairman
Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Senior General Min Aung Hlaing separately received a delegation led by Karen National Union (KNU) Chairman Saw Mutu Say Poe and the NCA-S EAO (Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement, Signatory Ethnic Armed Organization) Group Vice Chairman U Khaing Soe Naing Aung at Bayintnaung Villa in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists, November 2.


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