Myanmar morning news for October 7

Myanmar morning news for October 7

Myanmar morning news

Over 4.15 bln USD of foreign investment enter Myanmar in FY 2018-19
Over 4.15 billion U.S. dollars of investment capital from the permitted foreign enterprises entered Myanmar in the fiscal year 2018-2019 which ended in September, according to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Thailand and Myanmar Agree to Push Ahead With Dawei Special Economic Zone
Myanmar and Thailand have published their nine-point agreement to push through the implementation of the long-delayed US$8-billion (12.23-trillion-kyat) Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, which is set to be Southeast Asia’s largest industrial complex.
— Irrawaddy

Renewed conflict in Myanmar slows China’s Belt and Road projects
A recent decision by the Myanmar military, or Tatmadaw, not to extend a cease-fire aimed at ethnic armed organizations excluded from a nationwide peace agreement puts the country’s Belt and Road projects in further limbo.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Myanmar is not safe for Rohingyas to return: UN investigator
A UN report circulated to the UN General Assembly on Friday has said that it is not safe for the Rohingyas to return as Myanmar has failed to dismantle its system of persecution of Rohingyas.
— Ddi News

Mandalay businessmen meet with US investors
With the aim to invest more US investors in Myanmar, the businessmen from Mandalay Region yesterday met with 30 delegates from US companies led by US-ASEAN Business Council at the office of Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to Keep Huawei Despite Security Concerns
Myanmar has decided to keep using Chinese technology company Huawei to develop its new mobile communications system.

1.2 million stimulant tablets confiscated in Myanmar
The Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) said on Friday that more than 1.28 million stimulant tablets with a value of more than USD1.7 million were confiscated in Sagaing region in Myanmar.
— Menafn

Ministry to coordinate plan to grow crops that need less water
Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will make necessary coordination on a plan to grow crops that require less water in the summer and other crop growing season, based on water inflows and storage in the dams at the end of the rainy season.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar facilitates entry of foreign visitors
The Myanmar government recently announced new regulations to make it easier for foreign tourists to enter the country.
— VietnamPlus

Constructing product pipeline between India and Myanmar to transport petroleum: Assam industry minister
Assam industry minister Chandra Mohan Patwary said that a product pipeline will be constructed between India and Myanmar to transport petroleum product from Northeast India to Myanmar. IIM Kolkata will assist Assam government in obtaining geographical indication for Assam tea.
— Economic Times

Kachin merchants call for fair trade with China
Kachin State Chambers of Commerce and Industry has called on the Ministry of Commerce to create a fair trade condition between Myanmar and China.
— Eleven Myanmar

Transport and Communications Minister visits Border Control Facilities in Myawady
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung visited Myawady, the border town with Thailand, in Kayin State on 5 October morning to meet the personnel from government and trade bodies who will perform duties at the Border Control Facilities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon has around five million eligible voters
Yangon has around five million eligible voters for 2020 General Election, according to the Yangon Region Election Sub-commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

Seven townships picked for tobacco-free zone projects
Ministry of Health and Sports will draft a plan for tobacco-free zones at hotels, restaurants and ancient cultural heritage zones in seven regions including Yangon.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thailand and Myanmar Agree to Push Ahead With Dawei Special Economic Zone
Myanmar and Thailand have published their nine-point agreement to push through the implementation of the long-delayed US$8-billion (12.23-trillion-kyat) Dawei Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in southern Myanmar’s Tanintharyi Region, which is set to be Southeast Asia’s largest industrial complex.
— Irrawaddy

Mung bean price on the rise since Sep-end; breaches K800,000 per ton
The price of mung beans has been gradually increasing since September-end, and it is currently pegged above K800,000 per ton, according to a commodity depot in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Going cashless in Myanmar
Around 64 percent of consumers in Southeast Asia are confident of going cashless for a full day, highlighting the region’s strong drive towards digital payments.
— The Asean Post

China-Myanmar Paukphaw carnival held in SW China
The 19th China-Myanmar Paukphaw (fraternal) Friendship Carnival opened Thursday in the border city of Ruili, southwest China’s Yunnan Province.
— Xinhua

Fish, prawns from Kyaukpyu being sent to Yangon alone: depots
Fish and prawns from Kyaukphyu, which have registered a low demand in Bangladesh, are being sent only to the Yangon market, according to Kyaukpyu fish and prawn commodity depots.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Local fuel prices see continuous fall over a week
Local fuel prices decreased again by K40 per liter in nine days as global oil prices went down to around US$52 per barrel on October 4, according to local filling stations.
— Eleven Myanmar

AA fires 40-mm launcher at police and Tatmadaw on Saitinchaung bridge on Buthidaung-Yathetaung motor road
The Arakan Army (AA) fired a 40-mm bomb launcher at the police and Tatmadaw military column who were taking security measures on Saitinchaung bridge on Buthidaung-Yathetaung motor road in Rakhine State at about 3 am on October 5, said Brig-Gen Zaw Min Tun, Secretary of Tatmadaw True News Information Team.
— Eleven Myanmar

Six more countries now get visa-on-arrival into Myanmar
Around Thailand the possibilities for foreigners travelling is growing with visa-free arrivals, waived fees, no paperwork and quick processing at Immigration ports.
— The Thaiger

Work on bridge linking Ayeyawady, Rakhine to start in November
Construction work on a bridge linking the Ayeyawady Region and Rakhine State will begin in November, according to the Ministry of Construction.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

World wildlife trade affects one in five species, says report
More than 5,500 species of birds, mammals, amphibians and reptiles are bought and sold on the worldwide animal market, a volume that is around 50 percent higher than earlier estimates, a study published in Science said Thursday.
— Mizzima

Deputy Information Minister discusses quality improvement of GNLM newspaper
Deputy Minister for Information U Aung Hla Tun met with the editorial staff for advice on the quality improvement of the Global New Light of Myanmar, the semi-state owned English language newspaper, on Nga Htat Kyee Pagoda Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, Yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ICJ calls for reform of law five years after journalist Ko Par Gyi’s killing
The fact that five years have passed since journalist Ko Par Gyi’s killing highlights need to reform the 1959 law that facilitates military impunity, according to the International Commission of Jurists.
— Mizzima

World Habitat Day Frontier Technologies as an Innovative Tool to Transform Waste to Wealth
By Bijay Karmacharya, the Country Programme Manager of UN-Habitat, Myanmar Urbanization is a complex global human phenomenon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Embracing a slow time at Inle Lake
In the final installment of our series about award-winning responsible tourism businesses, we meet Inle Princess Resort managing director Daw Yin Myo Su to discuss the industry slowdown and how the Myanmar Responsible Tourism Awards can serve as a platform for new visitors.
— Frontier Myanmar

No more H1N1 death reported since 3rd week of Sep
There was no reports of H1N1 deaths since the third week of September, according to a statement by the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar turns down refugee trip to Rakhine to check conditions for repatriation
Myanmar has rejected an offer by China to facilitate a visit by a group of Rohingya refugees to its Rakhine state to investigate the situation there ahead of a possible repatriation from camps across the border in Bangladesh, according to RFA.
— Mizzima

Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker meets with Myanmar mission in ROK
Pyithu Hluttaw Speaker U T Khun Myat visited Myanmar Embassy in the Republic of Korea, and met with the Ambassador and diplomats on 5 September noon local time.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Pride showcase at the Secretariat
If you feel like getting to know this wonderful and colorful country a bit more, the Myanmar’s Pride (no not the Pride that you think….) at The Secretariat this weekend gives a chance to experience culture, arts and the food of Myanmar.
— Myanmore

Main icons of Yangon University
Judson Church Sir Charles Alexander Innes, who was the Chancellor of Yangon University during 1927-30 and 1931-32 academic years laid the foundation of Judson Church on 27 July 1931. The steeple has 180 stairs from the ground to the top. It was once the highest tower in Yangon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Building inclusive platforms
Public participation is the main driving force behind the development of a nation, regardless of its administrative or political system.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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