Myanmar morning news for January 20

Myanmar morning news for January 20

Myanmar morning news

State Counsellor, President Xi Jinping hold bilateral talks, witness signing 33 agreements
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and Chinese President Mr. Xi Jinping took part in the Myanmar-China bilateral talks in the Credentials Hall of the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China and Myanmar agree to accelerate key Belt and Road port
China and Myanmar on Saturday signed 33 agreements that will further strengthen economic ties between the countries, including a port project that will give Beijing a crucial pathway to the Indian Ocean.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Exported edible oil takes 80 pc of local oil market share
Exported edible oil has taken 80 per cent of local edible oil market share, said U Khin Soe, chair of Myanmar Edible Oil Millers Association, at the ceremony to reform Mandalay Region Edible Oil Millers Association and select the executives for 2020-22 , at the MRCCI in Mandalay on January 17.
— Eleven Myanmar

Thousands of Myanmar workers rally for higher minimum wage
Thousands of workers in Yangon on Sunday took to the streets to demand an increase in the minimum wage to K9800 ($6.66) ahead of the review of the country’s new minimum wage law.
— Myanmar times

Total border trade value increases by over $625 mln this FY
The value of border trade has reached US$ 2.96 billion as of 10 January, this fiscal year, up over $625 million compared with the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Commerce. This fiscal year, which ran from 1 October, 2019 to 10 January, 2020, the country’s exports via border gates amounted to …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The business of plastic waste
Plastic products are both a convenience and a curse but some innovative businesses in Yangon are striving to reduce their impact on the environment.
— Frontier Myanmar

What Will Xi Jinping’s Visit Mean for Myanmar’s Future?
The Irrawaddy talks with China analyst Ma Khin Khin Kyaw Kyee from ISP Myanmar and political analyst U Than Soe Naing about the impact of the Chinese president’s visit.
— Irrawaddy

Maymyo flower growers unhappy with lower profits
Maymyo flower growers are unhappy with lower profits, as the price of flowers has fallen. “This year, early blooming flowers receive a good price of K 120 for two flowers. After that, the price of flowers has declined.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh says once-submerged island ready for Rohingya
A Bangladeshi island regularly submerged by monsoon rains is ready to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, but no date has been announced to relocate people from the crowded and squalid camps where they’ve lived for years, officials said on Thursday.
— The National

Myanmar Church concerned over China-backed dam
Bishop Raymond Sumlut Gam of Banmaw in Kachin State and Myanmar’s Catholic Church leaders are opposed to the revival of the stalled Myitsone dam project in Kachin state.
— Vatican News

Body of Myanmar national found at beach in Samalaju
The body of a Myanmar national who was feared drowned on Wednesday evening has been found by the search and rescue team at 10.23am today.
— The Borneo Post

Taiwan not part of China as claimed by Myanmar, Beijing: MOFA
Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) Taiwan’s foreign ministry on Sunday pushed back against a joint statement between Beijing and Myanmar that said Taiwan was undisputedly part of China’s territory.
— Focus Taiwan

Rice and broken rice export earnings exceed $ 270 m in three months
Till 3 January of 2019-20 fiscal year, Myanmar earned 270.230 million US dollars from exports of 941,835.493 tons of rice and broken rice, according to Myanmar Rice Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

MSWRR signs agreement with MILK for vocational training cooperation
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement signed an agreement with the Mainly I Love Kids (MILK)-Myanmar at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning for cooperation in vocational training programmes as an initial part of Dreams University project in Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar, China sign dozens of BRI-related projects, cooperation deals
Myanmar and China signed a total of 33 memorandums of understanding (MOUs), agreements, exchange letters and protocols during Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Myanmar—probably the most Myanmar has signed with its powerful neighbor at one time since 2000 —enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries.
— Thai PBS World

TB patients in Kanbalu Township get free medical treatment
A mobile medical team of Sagaing Region Public Health Department has provided free medical treatments to the TB patients at the Basic Education Middle School of Lakehtu Village in Kanbalu Township in Sagaing Region yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi makes working visit to Hawaii
Anti-Corruption Commission Chairman U Aung Kyi made a study tour to Hawaii in the United State of America from 12 to 18 January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 11,000 runners take part in 8th Yoma Yangon International Marathon
With aiming to connect communities both locally and internationally through a mutual passion for running and promoting healthy lifestyles in Myanmar, the 8th Yoma Yangon International Marathon was organized yesterday morning, with the participation of over 11,000 runners from Japan, Singapore, Thailand, China, Malaysia and France, together with the locals.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

China to support Myanmar in Rohingya repatriation
China has reaffirmed its willingness to provide further support, within its capacity, to Myanmar in the Rohingya repatriation process and resettlement of the displaced people from Rakhine state.
— The Daily Star

Fire-hit Yadanapon Market to reopen soon: MCDC
Two days after the Yadanapon Market was damaged in a fire, officials announced yesterday that the market would be reopened soon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar govt mulls one island, one hotel rule in Myeik
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism said there is an ongoing discussion among relevant offices on imposing a one hotel, one island rule in Myeik Archipelago in Tanintharyi Region, a senior official said.
— Myanmar times

Union Construction Minister opens new tarred road in Myingyan district
A new tarred road between Natogyi and Taungtha townships of Myingyan District, Mandalay Region, was opened yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

BEHS Kywe Pwe gets new school building
A ceremony to hand over a new primary school building for the Basic Education High School in Kywe Pwe Town was held at the school yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

BRI a great opportunity for Myanmar – Myanmar official
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping is a great opportunity for the entire Southeast Asian countries including Myanmar, said Myanmar’s Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing during an interview with People’s Daily.
— Newsghana

Three short stories of Ma Sandar discussed at literature circle
The three short stories of a well-known writer Ma Sandar were discussed at the fiction writers’ literature circle at the Shwe U Daung Hall of the News and Periodicals Enterprise on Theinbyu Road in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rohingya activists rebuke Japan envoy over denial of genocide
Japan-based Rohingya advocacy groups have accused Japan of siding with Myanmar’s military over an ambassador’s recent remarks denying genocide against the minority group.
— Kyodonews

Me Nu Brick Monastery teeming with locals, tourists on weekends
With its rich ancient architecture, Me Nu Oak Kyaug (brick monastery), also known as Maha Aung Myae Bon Zan, is attracting crowds of tourists and locals on weekends and holidays.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Church and displaced Kachin villagers voice concern over restarting Myitsone Dam
Myanmar Church officials and displaced Kachin villagers have reportedly conveyed unease over the possibility that the China-backed Myitsone dam project in the conflict-torn Kachin State might be restarted, according to UCA News.
— Mizzima

Rohingya activists rebuke Japan envoy over denial of genocide
Japan-based Rohingya advocacy groups have accused Japan of siding with Myanmar’s military over an ambassador’s recent remarks denying genocide against the minority group.
— Bangkok Post

Survey on Ayeyarwady dolphins to be conducted in February
A survey to determine the population of Ayeyarwady dolphins will be conducted in Ayeyarwady River in February, according to the Regional Fisheries Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Facebook produces profane translation of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name, apologizes
Facebook apologized Saturday for an error that translated Chinese President Xi Jinping’s name as “Mr. S—hole” when translating Burmese to English, Reuters reported. The social media giant has not yet figured out what caused the crude change.
— Daily News

PRC President Mr Xi Jinping departs from Nay Pyi Taw
A Chinese goodwill delegation led by President Mr Xi Jinping left Nay Pyi Taw for China by a special flight yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

232 cyclone shelters built nationwide
A total of 232 cyclone shelters have been built across the country, with nine shelters located in Yangon, said Yangon Region Minister for Social Affairs Naing Ngan Lin.
— Eleven Myanmar

Union Minister for H&T attends ASEAN Tourism Forum 2020, related meetings
Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung visited booths on Myanmar tourism destinations promotion, booths of ASEAN member states and the business activities of international hotels and tourism companies at the Empire Brunei Hotel in Bandar Seri Begawan of Brunei Darussalam on 14 January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar welcomes more tourists from China
Myanmar is attracting more and more Chinese tourists to explore the ancient cultural heritage and natural beauty in this neighbouring country.
— The Star Online

Hong Kong firm to sell power after building power plants in Kyaukpyu
By Nyein Nyein A Hong Kong-based company, which is among the top investors in the electricity sector in Myanmar in the current financial year, will generate and sell power to consumers locally after building power plant in Kyaukpyu, said U Thant Sin Lwin, Director-General of the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Forty top lawyers from across government agencies gathered on 16-17 January 2020 for a deepening on international criminal law
Top Lawyers Conduct Two-Day Deepening on International Criminal Law The Office of the Union Attorney General convened a two-day session on international criminal law for 40 top lawyers from his Office, the Office of the Judge Advocate General, the Ministry of International Cooperation, and the Office of the State Counsellor.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Medical Association holds 66th conference
The 66th conference of Myanmar Medical Association was held at its auditorium in Yangon yesterday, and the new executive body was elected.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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