Myanmar morning news for September 10

Myanmar morning news for September 10

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar to use US$1 billion loan for infrastructure projects
Economic development, agriculture, electricity, and infrastructure projects will be the focus of a framework for loans between South Korea and Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Foreign investment volume reaches more than US$ 4,100 million in 12 business fields in Myanmar
Foreign investment volume reached more than US$ 4,100 million in 12 business fields in Myanmar, but about US$ 1700 million is still needed to meet the intended target, said a source from Myanmar Investment Commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

MP proposes reduction of liquor tax
Excise taxes on foreign liquor should be reduced from the current level of 60 pc to balance between deterring illegal imports and boosting tax revenues, U Bo Bo Oo, Pyithu Hluttaw MP from Sanchaung township told Parliament last week.
— Myanmar Times

Housing loans to target both ongoing and forthcoming projects
Loans will be provided not only for ongoing low-cost housing projects in Yangon and Mandalay but also for upcoming projects to be implemented by the construction ministry, said Union Minister for Construction Han Zaw.
— Eleven Myanmar

Irrigation authorities say water level in four dams is low
Thaphansake, Kintar, Setawgyi and Myogyi dams did not have enough water for summer crops in this year and water from the four dams will be provided for drinking water as a priority after providing water for paddy fields in the rainy season, announced the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation on September 8.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar, Denmark launch second phase of labour project
Myanmar and Denmark have signed a project aimed at cooperation in labour affairs.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar State Pharmaceutical Factory Official Arrested on Corruption Charges
The general manager of Burma Pharmaceutical Industry (BPI) is facing 10 years in prison on corruption charges for allegedly mismanaging state funds.
— Irrawaddy

Ethnic Conflict Puts Village Leaders in Myanmar’s Shan State at Risk
Village leaders in northern Shan State face threats and extortion from ethnic armed groups, making it hard to find people willing to fill the role of village head.
— Irrawaddy

Korea-Myanmar Industrial Complex to Begin Construction This Year
The $110-million project–a first for economic cooperation between Korea and Myanmar–is set to begin construction in Yangon this year and be completed by 2024.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Drops Case Against Kachin Leader over Conversation with Trump
Officer had sued Rev. Dr. Hkalam Samson after he urged Trump to back federalism, religious freedom in Myanmar; US State Dept. last week voiced concern about the case.
— Irrawaddy

Flydubai to provide Yangon-Dubai flight services commencing December 10
Dubai-based flydubai announced that it would provide direct flight services from Yangon to Dubai, starting from December 10 in 2019, according to Emirates Airlines.
— Eleven Myanmar

First steps towards K3 million housing project
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will designate land to establish a housing project for squatters and government employees, and will invite expressions of interest in September, said U Maung Maung Soe, the Yangon Mayor.
— Myanmar Times

FPT studies oil pipeline into Myanmar
Fuel Pipeline Transportation (FPT) plans to conduct a feasibility study to extend an oil pipeline to Myanmar to capture dynamic oil demand.
–Bangkok Post

Traders call for higher trade volumes with Thailand as deal ends
A special agreement for Myanmar to export maize to Thailand has ended, the government announced recently.
— Myanmar Times

Authorities allow 48-ton trucks on Goktwin Bridge
Authorities allowed 48-ton trucks on Goktwin Bailey Bridge on Mandalay-Lashio-Muse Union Road from September 8 as they repaired the old bridge which was damaged by mine attack on August 15, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Avis drives into Myanmar
Avis is expanding its regional network with a new office in Myanmar to support the country’s growing business and leisure travel demand.
— TTG Asia

Myanmar journalist thrives amid state, social restrictions
Myanmar journalist Ko Swe Win has managed to thrive in a high-risk profession despite, or perhaps because of, his experience with repression and the political tensions in his home country.

Department wants airports to have aircraft recovery systems
The Department of Civil Aviation wants to require airports across the country to install aircraft recovery systems, which would include aircraft lifting bags, to improve safety and minimise delays if accidents happen, a senior aviation official said.
— Myanmar Times

The US-ASEAN Maritime Exercise: Why Myanmar Matters
The US and ASEAN navies conducted their first joint maritime exercises from Sept. 2 to 6 in Southeast Asia, in international waters including in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea. The Myanmar navy, led by Lieutenant Colonel Khun Aung Kyaw, took part.
— Irrawaddy

Landmine blast on Bangladesh-Myanmar border kills Rohingya refugee
A Rohingya refugee has been killed in a landmine explosion along the Bangladesh-Myanmar border, Bangladesh officials said on September 3, 2019.
— BNI Online

Border trade value hits over 9.3 billion USD
In 11 months of this fiscal year, the total border trade value hit over 9.3 billion US dollars, up over 1.230 billion US dollars compared with the same period last year, according to the figures from the Commerce Ministry.
— Eleven Myanmar

Three pharmacies suspended for selling unlicensed drugs
The Yangon Food and Drug Administration (FDA) under the Ministry of Health and Sports has slapped three-month suspensions on three pharmacies for selling 13 unlicensed drugs, an agency official said.
— Myanmar Times

Thousands of garment workers demand measures to reduce labour disputes
About ten thousand garment workers staged a protest in the town of Pathein, Ayeyawady Region, on September 8 calling for measures to reduce labour disputes between employees and employers and promote mechanism to seek solutions.
— Eleven Myanmar

MADB disburses monsoon agricultural loans to farmers in Kyauktaw Township
Monsoon agricultural loans are being disbursed to farmers in Kyauktaw Township, Arakan State and the disbursement period will be by the end of this month, according to a source from the Ministry of Planning and Finance.
— BNI Online

Myanmar hosts 46th session of Panel on Tropical Cyclones
The 46th session of the Panel on Tropical Cyclones began in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ministry to look into Mandalay University food court project
The Ministry of Education has sent a team to Mandalay University to investigate the allegations by students of irregularities in a project to build a food court on the campus that is nearly completed.
— Myanmar Times

Ten historic buildings in Yangon to be converted into tourist attractions
The authorities will select 10 historic buildings in Yangon to transform them into tourist spots. The decision was taken at a recent meeting of Yangon’s Regional Tourism Committee.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Three Myanmar Rebel Groups Announce 1-Month Ceasefire in Northern Shan State
To ‘build trust’ ahead of peace talks on Sept. 16-17, Brotherhood Alliance vows not to attack Myanmar army; despite the move, shelling is reported in Kutkai.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye receives Canadian Ambassador
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye and Ambassador of Canada to Myanmar Ms Karen Mac Arthur discussed yesterday afternoon providing humanitarian assistance and repatriation programmes for displaced persons.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UN urges Myanmar to cooperate with int’l mechanisms
The UN Human Rights Council on Monday urged Myanmar to cooperate with the Independent Investigative Mechanism to ensure justice in the country.
— AA

Regional Informational Workshop on Deep Seabed Resources and Blue Economy for ASEAN & BIMSTEC Countries held in Nay Pyi Taw
The Regional Informational Workshop on Deep Seabed Resources and the Blue Economy for ASEAN and BIMSTEC countries was held at Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

WHO purchases about 4,000 vials of BPI anti-venom
The World Health Organization (WHO) has purchased about 4,000 vials of antivenom to treat viper and cobra bites from BPI (Insein).
— Eleven Myanmar

Sesame cultivated under GAP fetching good price in Aunglan Township
The price of sesame cultivated under Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) is currently K10,000 higher per bag (45 viss) on account of strong demand from Japan and China, allowing growers to earn a healthy profit.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Army seizes narcotics drugs worth millions of Kyats in Kachin and Rakhine
The army seized narcotics worth millions of Kyats in Kachin and Rakhine states on September 6, announced Office of the Commander-in-Chief of the Defence Services on September 7.
— Eleven Myanmar

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 33/2019
Meeting 33/2019 of the Joint Committee on Amending the the 2008 Constitution was held at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Buddhist Monk Faces Colonel’s Lawsuit for Criticizing Myanmar Army
Mandalay-based monk U Sein Ti Ta is being sued by an army colonel for a social-media post in which he questioned the motives of military commanders.
— Irrawaddy

Government and KNU agree to hold formal meeting
Government peace negotiators and representatives of the Karen National Union (KNU) have agreed to hold a formal meeting soon, a government spokesman said.
— Myanmar Times

Senior General attends 18th inter-military arts and magic competition prize awarding ceremony
A prize-awarding ceremony of the 18th inter-military performing arts, dramatic performance, play and magic show contests organized by the Directorate of Public Relations and Psychological Warfare of the Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) was held at the Sinphyushin hall in the Transit Centre in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

How Myanmar’s Military Duped the West
Is the American foreign-policy community wise enough, disciplined enough, and knowledgeable enough about Asia to build an effective coalition to balance a rising China? The example of Myanmar is a worrying one.
— Wall Street Journal

Spectators throng to see traditional boat-rowing race in Meiktila
A Myanmar traditional boat-rowing competition was flagged off at 10 am on 9 September in Meiktila Town as part of the 136th Phaung Daw Oo Pagoda Buddha Pujaniya Festival, and attracted huge crowds from nearby towns and villages and visitors from across the country.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Death of British Burma’s Anti-Colonial Monk
On this day in 1939, anti-colonialist monk U Ottama passed away, leaving behind a legacy of non-violent resistance and powerful rhetoric.
— Irrawaddy

Skirmishes prompt concerns, debate over major railroad project
Investor interest in building a railway project linking Mandalay to Muse, the largest trading post between Myanmar and China, is expected to wane due to security challenges along the border, analysts and observers said.
— Myanmar Times

Wild elephants destroy Maungdaw monastery plantation
Nearly 20 wild elephants entered into the compound of Longdon village monastery under Maungdaw township of Arakan on Friday night and destroyed several banana plants. According to an eye witness, the herd of elephants arrived there at around 11 pm on 6 September and destroyed over 400 banana plants.
— BNI Online



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