Myanmar morning news for June 29

Myanmar morning news for June 29

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar Extends Travel Ban, Curfews to Contain Covid-19 Spread
Myanmar is imposing a 15-day extension of its virus measures and directives until July 15 to prevent the spread of the pandemic from inbound travelers and within the country, according to a statement Saturday by the Central Committee on Covid-19 Control.
— Bloomberg

IMF Executive Board Approves a US$356.5 Million Disbursement to Myanmar to Address the COVID-19 Pandemic
The IMF Executive Board approves the 72nd request for emergency financial assistance to help its member countries address the challenges posed by COVID-19.
— IMF

Myanmar reports three new COVID-19 cases and one recovery
The total number of COVID-19 cases in Myanmar is nearing 300 with the Ministry of Health and Sports reporting three new cases at 8am on June 28, bringing the total number of cases to 296.
— Myanmar Times

Import of raw materials by CMP businesses drops by $104 mln
Imports of raw materials by CMP businesses have been valued at US$1.56 billion for eight and half months beginning in October in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which plunged from $1.64 billion registered in the corresponding period of last fiscal, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

UK-based dairy company plans to invest about $200 mln in Myanmar
The UK-based investment company — United Green is planning to invest approximately US$200 million for high-quality breeding of dairy cattle and the production of milk and dairy products, said Vice President U Moe Kyaw Kyaw of Mandalay Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MRCCI).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar negotiates with China for legal soybean export
The General Administration of Customs of China (GACC) has sent questions related to food safety and import procedures to Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, in order to import Myanmar’s soybeans through legitimate channel.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands in western Myanmar flee as army plans operations, monitors say
Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
— The Japan Times

Switzerland mediates in Myanmar election process
Political parties in Myanmar have signed a code of conduct for peaceful elections and a fair election campaign. Switzerland served as the mediator between the parties.
— Swiss Info

One Dead, Six Missing After Myanmar Boat Sinks on China River
A boat from Myanmar sank on the Mekong river in southwestern China, leaving one person dead and six missing, authorities said Friday.
— Fire Engineering

Myanmar to use same portrait of former leader on all notes
The hero of Myanmar’s independence, Bogyoke (Maj. Gen.) Aung San will be introduced on all 14 of the country’s bank note denominations, replacing the images of elephants and lions that are now on some denominations.
— Coin World

Interview: CPC leadership key to China’s fast development — Myanmar expert
The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is the key to China’s fast development and its increasingly important role in the world economy, a renowned Myanmar expert has said.
— Xinhua

Ethnic nationals protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo
A group of 60 people representing various Burmese ethic nationals staged a protest program in front of Myanmar Embassy in Tokyo of Japan demanding an end to infighting in Myanmar and reopening of internet services in Rakhine and Paletwa township of Chin province.
— BNI Online

154 Myanmar citizens repatriated from Singapore on 28 June
Myanmar Airways International (MAI)’s relief flight carrying 154 Myanmar nationals stranded in Singapore landed at the Yangon International Airport yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar: CPC leadership key to China’s fast development
The leadership of the Communist Party of China (CPC) is the key to China’s fast development and its increasingly important role in the world economy, a renowned Myanmar expert has said.
— The Star Online

Gambia’s justice minister who took Myanmar to court resigns
Gambia’s renowned justice minister Abubacarr Tambadou, who established a probe to investigate abuses under the country’s ex-dictator and spearheaded the international defence of Myanmar’s Rohingya, has resigned, the government said.
— Mizzima

Economic impact of COVID 19 severe on Myanmar firms and households
The latest edition of the half yearly Myanmar Economic Monitor- June 2020 of the World Bank has devoted its analysis to the economic impact of COVID-19 and how to recover from the disruptions caused by the pandemic and associated measures for the prevention of its spread.
— Mizzima

Fifth batch of Myanmar citizens repatriated from Malaysia
A total of 169 Myanmar nationals — 150 stranded in Malaysia, and 19 migrant workers who face difficulty to go to the worksite of Peck Chew Pilling (M) SdnBhd Company in Klang, Selangor State, Malaysia — were brought back yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands in Myanmar’s Rakhine state flee as army plans operations, monitors say
Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
— CNA

Over 98,000 acres of monsoon paddy to grow in Kyaukse, Singaing
With the cultivation mainly done through irrigation system in Kyaukse township in Mandalay region, a total of 56,207 acres of monsoon paddy will be grown in Kyaukse township whereas 41,972 acres of the same will be grown in Singaing township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Announcement of National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19
Republic of the Union of Myanmar Announcement of National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 8th Waxing of First Waso, 1382 ME 27 June 2020.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 140,000 unemployed in coronavirus pandemic crisis
With the suspension or withdrawal of more than 5,700 factories, workplaces and restaurants, more than 140,000 people have become unemployed during coronavirus period, said Deputy Minister U Myint Kyaing of the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Chindwin ferries charge usual fares even half passengers onboard
The ferries cruising along Chindwin River in Monywa are now resuming their service with usual fares although they carry only half passengers onboard, said U Myo Nyunt Tun, the officer in charge of MGRG ferry service.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

634 migrant workers return from Thailand via Myawady border on 27 June
A total of 634 Myanmar migrant workers returned home on 27 June through No 2 Friendship Border Bridge in Myawady Town in Kayin State, bordering with Thailand.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-19 committee honours volunteers, CSOs in Yangon, Ayeyawady
The National-Level Central Committee for Prevention, Control and Treatment on COVID-19 presented certificates of honour, badges, face masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil society organizations (CSOs) that are fighting against COVID-19 pandemic in Yangon and Ayeyawady regions yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

We don’t feel small for our country in combatting COVID; We can conspicuously confront the challenges even though we aren’t among the wealthiest countries in the region: State Counsellor
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi wrote on her Facebook page yesterday that we didn’t feel small for our country in combatting COVID and we could conspicuously confront the challenges even though we weren’t among the wealthiest countries in the region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Quality education calls for collective efforts: Union Minister
Based on the assessment reports, requirements for COVID-19 prevention and containment programmes at schools will be fulfilled before the start of the new academic year, said Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi at a meeting in Nay Pyi Taw on 26 this month.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Greening activities in progress in Nay Pyi Taw
U Ohn Win, Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation, inspected greening activities at Phohsaungtaung reserve and Ngalike reserve in Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, and Ngalike elephant camp yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Project to boost agricultural productivity, support farmers in Myanmar in wake of COVID-19
The World Bank’s Board of Executive Directors have approved a $200 million credit from the International Development Association (IDA) to increase agricultural productivity and diversification and enhance market access for Myanmar farmers, with a strong focus on inclusion for smallholder farmers, women and other vulnerable groups.
— Mizzima

UN warns of ‘intensified fighting’ in Myanmar’s Rakhine state
The United Nations called for “urgent measures to spare civilians” in Myanmar’s conflict-wracked northwest on Sunday, saying fighting has intensified between the army and insurgents.
— CNA

Thousands in Western Myanmar Flee as Army Plans Operations, Monitors Say
Thousands of villagers have fled their homes in Myanmar’s Rakhine state after a local administrator warned dozens of village leaders that the army planned “clearance operations” against insurgents, a lawmaker and a humanitarian group said.
— VOA

Corn traders in Myanmar get organised in anticipation of more demand
The Ministry of Commerce will support banks in the provision of loans for planting Myanmar corn, demand for which is expected to rise in the coming years. The agreement was made between the ministry and the newly formed Myanmar Corn Industrial Association on June 26.
— Myanmar Times

Sagaing govt to implement terrace farm in Naga Self-Administered Zone
Sagaing Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation U Kham Zar Mone said they are implementing a 4-year plan to reclaim terrace farms on 293 acres in Naga Self-Administered Zone, from 2019-2020 to 2022-2023 financial year, using Slopping Agricultural Land Technology.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myeik COVID-19 committee donates PPE for ambulances
Myeik District Control and Emergency Response Committee in Myeik donated 100 sets of personal protective equipment (PPE) for ambulances that are operating in the COVID-19 fight processes yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Six more COVID-19 cases on 28 June, total figure reaches 299
COVID-19 positive cases in Myanmar reached 299 after six more cases found in people who had overseas travel history to Thailand and India, according to an official report of Ministry of Health and Sports on 28 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

BRIC endorses 3 foreign enterprises creating over 1,200 jobs
The Bago Region Investment Committee (BRIC), at a videoconference held on 24 June, has endorsed three foreign projects and approved one foreign enterprise to increase capital.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Effective economic relief plan is helping economy recovery
The global COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a severe blow to Myanmar’s economy. Economic growth in a baseline scenario is projected to drop from 6.8 per cent in FY2018/19 to just 0.5 per cent in FY2019/20, according to the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor, released on 25 June.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Special flight arrives in Yangon with WHO medical supplies, experts for fight against COVID-19
A plane carrying the World Health Organization’s laboratory equipment and experts who can support humanitarian response amidst COVID-19 landed Yangon International Airport yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

 

 

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