Myanmar morning news for September 25

Myanmar morning news for September 25

Myanmar morning news

YCDC warns inoperative plots in industrial zones to run promptly
Inoperative land plots in industrial zones in Yangon Region have been warned to promptly start their businesses as the government has plans to seize them if no work progress is seen, U Than, joint secretary of Yangon City Development Committee, told a press conference on September 23.
— Eleven Myanmar

Singapore firms in Myanmar to get better protection under new bilateral treaty
A new treaty was signed in Yangon on Tuesday (Sept 24) allowing Singapore companies in Myanmar to turn to international arbitration for disputes over investment.
— The Straits Times

Construction of 22 hotels and guesthouses approved in Yangon within five months
Yangon Region accepted the construction of 22 hotels and guesthouses within five months worth of K 130,161 million and US$ 238.29 million, according to the press conference of Yangon region travel work committee held on September 23.
— Eleven Myanmar

Renewed Fighting in Shan and Rakhine as Myanmar Military Lets Ceasefire Expire
Violence has broken out again in Shan and Rakhine states, with ethnic armed groups expressing surprise at the Myanmar military’s refusal to extend its ceasefire.
— Irrawaddy

Tax amnesty could spell big changes for Myanmar
How would you feel if a big part of your monthly salary was taxed while your boss paid almost nothing?
— Myanmar Times

Yangon to ban feeding pigeons, sale of bird food on city streets
The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will ban the feeding of pigeons starting next week as it launches a campaign to rid city streets of the disease-carrying birds, U Min Aung of the Veterinary and Slaughterhouse Department, said on Monday.
— Myanmar Times

New suspects, ongoing abuses, and the Rohingya purge: Key takeaways from Myanmar rights probe
Myanmar’s military is “out of control” and continues to commit “the gravest crimes” under international law against the Rohingya and other minority groups, according to a UN-appointed rights probe.
— The New Humanitarian

YIA provides 33 international flights
Yangon International Airport is providing 34 international airlines and 33 international flights until September 20 in 2019 as it is an entrance of foreign visitors to Myanmar, said a source from Yangon International Airport (YIA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar draws up standards for 26 agricultural products
According to the Agriculture and Market Information Agency Monday, Myanmar has drawn up standards and specifications for 26 agricultural products to ensure them meet international standards and to bolster exports.
— Fresh Plaza

DICA reduces registration fees for new companies
In a fresh move to lure more firms to set up shop in Myanmar, fees to incorporate or register a new business in the country will be reduced to K150,000 from K250,000 from October 1, the first month of fiscal 2019-20.
— Myanmar Times

China to enhance cooperation with Myanmar, Bangladesh to resolve Rakhine issue
An informal trilateral meeting involving officials from China, Myanmar and Bangladesh at the United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on Monday produced three points of consensus on the Rakhine issue.
— Xinhua

Myanmar military chief seeks Muslim redemption
Myanmar’s internationally reviled military chief, widely accused of commanding “crimes against humanity” and “war crimes” against the country’s Muslim Rohingya minority, has evidently now discovered religious tolerance.
— Asia Times

Myanmar, India vow to cooperate in border security, drug control
Myanmar and India have vowed to cooperate in border security and drug control, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

CB Bank becomes official financial services partner of Man United for Myanmar
Myanmar’s CB Bank has partnered with English Premier League club Manchester United as the official financial services partner for Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Prospects look bright for South Korean-backed industrial complex near Yangon
The Korea-Myanmar Industrial Complex (KMIC) is set to be among the best industrial complexes in Myanmar and will help unlock the potential of Myanmar, China, India, and ASEAN as markets, Kim Gunwoo, general manager of the Korea Land and Housing Corporation (Myanmar), said in an interview with The Myanmar Times.
— Myanmar Times

200 tonnes of onion coming from Myanmar every day
Bangladeshi traders have started importing 200 tonnes of onions a day from Myanmar through borders in order to arrest the skyrocketing price of the key cooking ingredient in the domestic market.
— The Daily Star

Launching Ceremony for Myanmar Services Trade Enhancement Project held
Launching Ceremony for Myanmar Services Trade Enhancement Project was held at Horizon Lake View Resort Hotel at 9 am in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Energy Analysts Alarmed at Floating Power Plant Plans for Yangon
Electricity Ministry asked why it is opting for expensive LNG from a power ship in the Yangon River rather than investing in cheaper solar power.
— Irrawaddy

UN projects in Rakhine make headway amid security threats
United Nations projects aimed at addressing the cause of problems in strife-torn northern Rakhine State are making headway despite delays in conducting field surveys due to security concerns, a senior official of the Union Enterprise for Humanitarian Assistance, Resettlement and Development in Rakhine (UEHRD) said.
— Myanmar Times

Offshore Myanmar Contract Goes to McDermott
POSCO International Corp. has awarded McDermott International, Inc. a front-end engineering design (FEED) contract for the Shwe Phase 3 gas field development offshore Myanmar, McDermott reported Tuesday.
— Rigzone

2019 Mid-year Gems Emporium fetches Euro 162.913 mln on 9th day
A total of 1,077 jade lots were sold out of the 1,300, numbering from 5212 to 6511 in open tender system of 2019 Mid-year Gems Emporium at Mani Yadana Hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

New Kachin Party Eyes Electoral Triumph Next Year
The chief of the newly formed Kachin State People’s Party, Dr. Manam Tu Ja, says next year’s election could bring sweeping federal reforms and a chance of real peace.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon United win 2019 General Aung San Shield
Yangon United F.C. claimed the General Aung San Shield for the second time in two years after beating Shan United F.C. by 4-3 yesterday at the Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon, according to the General Aung San Shield’s Facebook page.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

South Korea to Help Reform Myanmar’s Once Military-Controlled Administration
Myanmar’s main public administration department has been under civilian control for less than a year. Now South Korea is stepping in to help the reform process.
— Irrawaddy

Number of private filling stations reaches 2,576
The government has approved operation of about 190 private fuel stations in nine months, bringing the total number to 2,576 across Myanmar, according to the ministry of electricity and energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister for Commerce receives Australian Ambassador to Myanmar
Union Minister for Commerce Dr Than Myint received Australia Ambassador to Myanmar Ms Andrea Faulkner at the minister’s office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

YRTA introduces Yangon Scania bus circular service
Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) had introduced Yangon circular service utilizing Scania buses from September 23, sources said.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar plans to form EERU to reduce human-elephant conflict
With the aim to reduce human-elephant conflicts in the Ayeyawady Region, plans are underway to form five Elephants Emergency Response Unit (EERU) which can control the wild elephants, according to the resources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rakhine State Parliament Votes to Investigate Civilian Deaths in AA-Myanmar Army Clashes
The Rakhine State parliament has voted to investigate the deaths of at least 80 civilians during recent violence between the Arakan Army and the Myanmar military.
— Irrawaddy

Ethnic Affairs Union Minister receives CCPNT Chairman
Union Minister for Ethnic Affairs Nai Thet Lwin received Chairman of China Council for the Promotion of National Trade (CCPNT) Mr Lan Jun and party at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Court Considers Bail for Defendant in Toddler Rape Case
Dekkhina Thiri District Court in Naypyitaw to rule Oct. 9 on whether driver Aung Gyi, thought by many to be a scapegoat in the case, will be granted bail.
— Irrawaddy

Allianz, Nippon in race to buy Aviva units in Singapore, Vietnam for up to US$2.5 billion: Sources
German insurer Allianz, Nippon Life and MS&AD Insurance are vying with rivals to buy the Singapore and Vietnam businesses of Britain’s Aviva in a deal likely to be worth up to US$2.5 billion, sources said.

The Assassination of Myanmar’s Communist Leader
On this day in 1968, communist and rebel leader Thakhin Than Tun was betrayed and killed by a comrade after 20 years fighting the Myanmar government.
— Irrawaddy

FMI City completed, to be handed over to housing board
FMI Garden Development Ltd announced the completion of the FMI City project in a statement yesterday with the project to be handed over to Myanmar’s housing board on September 30.
— Myanmar Times

From Myanmar to Gabon, Countries Turn to Nature to Cut Climate Risks
Environmental resilience experts tout ‘nature-based solutions’ to climate change such as planting mangroves and forests at a meeting in New York.
— Irrawaddy

NGO launches new effort to make Yangon cleaner
“Doh Eain”, a social enterprise that restores and renovates buildings, has created a new programme called “Clean Trash House” in Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Govt warns bean growers about crop selection
Ministry of Commerce has started carrying out awareness campaigns to educate bean farmers about the crops they choose to plant for the coming season due to import restrictions implemented by major markets.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s Muslims Organize to Press Government to Reopen Shuttered Mosques
Muslim leaders from all states and regions of Myanmar are forming a temporary committee to press the civilian-led government to reopen shuttered mosques across the country, most of which were closed down in the wake of 2012 communal violence between Buddhist and Muslim communities in Rakhine state, a spokesman for the body said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

Paing Takhon appointed tourism ambassador
Actor and model, Paing Takhon, will act as a tourism ambassador to boost travel from Thailand to Myanmar, TTR weekly reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Renewed Fighting By Northern Alliance, Is China Part Of Problem? – Analysis
Despite declaration of “unilateral” cease fire by both sides, there has been intensive fighting between the three groups of the Northern Alliance- the TNLA, MNDAA and the AA- the Arakan Army with the Myanmar Army- Tatmadaw.
— Eurasiareview



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