Myanmar morning news for February 28

Myanmar morning news for February 28

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar govt reveals 58 national development projects in project bank
The government revealed 58 national development projects during the launch of its online project bank website yesterday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar exports over 45,000 tons of rice and broken rice in second week of Feb
Myanmar is exported over 45,000 tons of rice and broken rice in second week of February and it is less than 3,000 tons in compared with last week export, according to Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

UN to Myanmar: Repeal laws discriminating against Rohingyas
Myanmar should repeal and review laws and policies that discriminate against the Rohingyas based on their ethnicity, religion, language and culture, said Michelle Bachelet, United Nations high commissioner for human rights.
— Dhaka Tribune

Mandalay fish, chicken farmers cry foul over food safety ‘misinformation’
Operators of integrated fish-chicken farms in Mandalay Region have denied accusations that their products pose a health risk to consumers.
— Myanmar Times

Explore other export markets to offset declining trade with China
The coronavirus outbreak has negatively affected Myanmar’s border trade with China and reduced revenue from tax.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Kachin State Approves Chinese-Backed Business Park in Border Town
The Kachin State parliament has approved the US$22.4-million Kanpiketi Business Park on the China-Myanmar border as part of Xi Jinping’s Belt and Road Initiative.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar’s Yangon air quality reaches hazardous level: weather official
The air quality index (AQI) of Myanmar’s Yangon Region has reached 102 on Wednesday at the hazardous level for a specific group, according to a release from the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology on Thursday.

Indo-Myanmar Ties Should Go Beyond Geopolitical Interests
The India-Myanmar relationship is blossoming. It encompasses the highest levels of authority on both sides, from heads of state and government to military chiefs, as well as ministerial and functional-level visits. Myanmar President U Win Myint is currently visiting India at the invitation of his counterpart, President Ram Nath Kovind. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other high officials and ink key agreements to deepen ties.
— Irrawaddy

‘Rakhine Internet ban for security’
SECURITY is the main reason behind the Internet shutdown in Rakhine and Chin states, where fighting continues between the military and the Arakan Army (AA) insurgent group.
— New Straits times

Myanmar: ‘Multidimensional and long-standing’ root causes behind rights minority abuses, says Bachelet
The Human Rights Council on Thursday held an interactive dialogue with UN rights chief, Michelle Bachelet, on the root causes of violations and abuses suffered by the Rohingya mainly-Muslim minority and other minorities in Myanmar.
— UN News

Myanmar’s last generation of tattooed headhunters
Ngon Pok remembers his father and grandfather returning triumphantly to his tribal village in Myanmar’s far north with a human head – and the agony of the tattoo he was given to celebrate their victory.
— Channel NewsAsia

Erosion washing away ‘dreams and ambitions’ in Myanmar coastal village
Myanmar is considered by environmentalists to be particularly vulnerable to climate change, with most of its 53 million-strong population living in areas exposed to severe weather-related risks.

Tourist arrivals from China, ROK and Singapore down due to COVID-19
Due to the spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19), Myanmar sees a significant decline in the number of tourist arrivals from China, South Korea and Singapore, according to the lists released by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rising sea levels put Myanmar’s villages on frontline of climate change
Three years ago, the villagers watched as the Sittaung River on Myanmar’s southeast coast crept closer to them, swollen by powerful tidal surges from the Gulf of Mottama that eroded its banks.
— Reuters

Myanmar seamen urged to be careful before signing on for work
Seamen should review their contracts with shipowners to avoid getting into trouble in other countries, a leader of a local seafarer’s union said Wednesday, after it was reported that China has jailed 63 Myanmar sailors for smuggling.
— Myanmar Times

National Complaints Mechanism: MoLIP promises to protect whistle-blowers, victims
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population briefed experts from the International Labour Organization (ILO) and representatives of employers and employees about the National Complaints Mechanism (NCM) and pledged to protect those who blow the whistle on forced labour.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President U Win Myint witnesses signing 10 MoUs on second-day of visit in India
President U Win Myint and First Lady Daw Cho Cho attended a ceremonial welcome of India’s President Shri Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi, the capital of India, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SSB, ILO discuss social security reforms
Officials from the Social Security Board under the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population and the International Labour Organization yesterday discussed technical assistance from ILO in reform works undertaken by the SSB at the meeting hall of the headquarters of the SSB in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Smoke-free campaign targets 14 campuses in Yangon
The People’s Health Foundation wants 14 universities in Yangon Region to be declared smoke-free zones by the end of the year, an official of the anti-smoking group said.
— Myanmar Times

Solidarity and cooperation must define the battle against COVID-19
By Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh, WHO Regional Director for South-East Asia The novel coronavirus threatens the health of the Region’s near two billion people.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Modi Welcomes Myanmar President To India
Myanmar President U Win Myint was on Thursday received by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi.
— Republic World

Myanmar President U Win Myint calls on External Affairs Minister Jaishankar
Myanmar President U Win Myint called on External Affairs Minister (EAM) S Jaishankar on Thursday.
— Wionews

Korean Air changes flight schedule for Seoul-Ygn direct flight
Korean Air, which is operating daily flights to Yangon from Seoul, is scheduled to change its direct flight between Seoul and Yangon to four times a week starting from March 3 due to COVID-19 virus outbreak in South Korea, according to Ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar continues dried fish exports to Bangladesh
Myanmar is continued to export many kinds of dried fish to Bangladesh through Maungdaw border trade center.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s last generation of tattooed headhunters
Ngon Pok remembers his father and grandfather returning triumphantly to his tribal village in Myanmar’s far north with a human head ― and the agony of the tattoo he was given to celebrate their victory.
— Malay Mail

Germany suspends development cooperation with Myanmar until Rohingya repatriation
German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dr Gerd Muller has announced that development cooperation with Myanmar will be suspended until Myanmar allows Rohingyas to return to their homes in Rakhine State safely.

The 3rd Myanmar traditional Thanakha festival to held in Mandalay
Mandalay-The third Myanmar Thanakha festival and Thanakha girl will be held in Kyauk Taw Gyi Pagoda from February 27 to 29, organized by the Myanmar Thanakha Association.
— Eleven Myanmar

Feasibility studies conducted in 4 areas to set up metal industries
By Nyein Nyein Feasibility studies are being undertaken in four regions and states as part of efforts to implement an iron and steel industrial zone, said U Sit Taing Aung, chairman of the Myanmar Steel Association (MSA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Building that Dominated Inland Water Trade in British Burma
The Irrawaddy Flotilla Company dominated river trade during the colonial period from its headquarters on Strand Road, which is the Myanma Port Authority building today.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar Military Chief Places ‘ Hti ‘ at Bagan Temple Known for Divine Blessings
Following in the footsteps of some of Myanmar’s most powerful leaders, Sen-Gen Min Aung Hlaing has placed the ornamental umbrella, or ‘Hti’, at an ancient Bagan pagoda.
— Irrawaddy

JICA hands over the first batch of lab equipment for coronavirus to NHL
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has handed over the first batch of laboratory equipment worth 400,000 yen to the National Health Laboratory in order to take emergency response measures against COVID-19 in Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

Voluntary returnees accepted at Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre, Maungtaw Township
A total of 16 voluntary returnees including 9 males and 7 females was accepted after the government verification procedures at the Nga Khu Ya Reception Centre in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State on 25 February.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Cabinet approves three MoUs with Myanmar
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved three MoUs for cooperation between India and Myanmar on combating timber trafficking, conservation of tigers and other wildlife and in the fields of petroleum products and communications.
— New Kerala

Bangladesh rethinking plan to move Rohingyas to Bhasan Char: Minister
Bangladesh is reconsidering a plan to relocate Rohingya refugees to a flood-prone island located hours by boat from its coast, junior minister for disaster management and relief Enamur Rahman told Reuters on Wednesday.
— Prothomalo

Myanmar’s Military and USDP Reject NLD Attempts to Limit the Armed Forces’ Political Powers
Military and former ruling party MPs have rejected NLD attempts to limit the armed forces’ extensive political powers during three days of constitutional debates.
— Irrawaddy

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw hears controversial articles in constitution amendment bill
The second Pyidaungsu Hluttaw convened its 14th day meeting of 15th regular session yesterday, and Hluttaw representatives continued their debates on whether to amend or not some articles and sub-articles in the 2008 Constitution.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MP for Military-Proxy USDP Supports Myanmar Nationalists With Apartment, Funding
A high-ranking official with the former ruling party has donated an apartment, expenses paid, for a group of Myanmar nationalists to use as an office.
— Irrawaddy

International media crews cover developments in Maungtaw villages
News reporters from local and foreign media groups arrived at the villages in Maungtaw Township, Rakhine State, yesterday, to cover the locals and developments in the areas affected by the recent violence among different communities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

‘Secret Garden’ in Wa Special Region Leaves Much to the Imagination
Facebook user Yex Nang Song Nyi Nyi offers a glimpse into a mysterious park in Wa Special Region, where children can explore retired aircraft.
— Irrawaddy



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