Myanmar Morning News For April 5

Myanmar Morning News For April 5

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar FDA delays labelling of food products
Myanmar’s Department of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the labelling requirements for local food products will be delayed by three months.
— Bangkok Post

Yangon Region gov’t grants Ks2.2 billion loans to 98 SMEs in FY2016-17
YANGON Region government granted more than Ks2.2 billion loans to 98 entrepreneurs operating small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the commercial city in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

K2 billion worth of illegal trade seized at Yaypu checkpoint
In order to crack down on illegal trading, the current government has launched the Yaypu Border Inspection Camp which seized roughly K2266 million worth of jade and timber within the first two months of its operation, according to information provided by the Camp.
— Myanmar Times

Press conference on performance of legal system in the first year of a new government
A press conference on the performances of the country’s legal system in the first one-year period of the new government was held at a meeting hall of the Ministry of Information yesterday, during which Union Supreme Court officials said the release of a new code of ethics for judges was imminent.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Thai court awards K100 million to sacked Myanmar workers
Sixty-five Myanmar workers, who were sacked by a Thai factory in Bangkok, have been awarded more than K100 million (Thai baht 2,751,000) in compensation, according to the Thai based Aid Alliance Committee (AAC).
— Myanmar Times

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Myanmar investor BOD Tech bets on online travel, to invest in 3 startups in 2017
Mike Than Tun Win, founder of Myanmar investment firm BOD Tech, who calls himself a local venture capitalist, has placed some early bets on the internet-led travel and ticket booking platforms.
— Deal Street Asia

SMEs squeezed with little government support
After the new NLD-led government came into office, supporting small and medium enterprises (SMEs) was included in the 12-point economic policy released by the administration last year. A year has passed but little has changed for those enterprises so far.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon govt working to make land prices affordable for SMEs
The government is working to make land prices more affordable for local and foreign small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Yangon Region, said the Electricity, Industry, and Transportation Minister Nilar Kyaw for Yangon regional government at the regional parliament on April 3.
— Eleven

2017 by-election turnout rate fails to reach 37 percent
The voter turnout rate for last Saturday’s by-election was the lowest in Myanmar’s recent history. According to Eleven, only 784,909 of the 2,130,208 eligible voters – or 36.85 percent – ended up voting on election day.
— Coconuts Yangon

Manila Water completes project in Myanmar
Manila Water announced that it has completed its pilot project in Yangon City in Myanmar.

UN convenes Rohingya abuse investigation, but Myanmar says it won’t cooperate
The UN’s main human rights body is assembling a team to probe alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s Rohingya, even as the government appears set to deny investigators access to areas where crimes against humanity may have occurred.

NLD must heed by-election lessons
The NLD reclaimed most of the seats it had won in 2015 during the weekend’s by-elections, but the threat to the party’s future mandate is clear.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar needs 30 years to get rid of landmines
Myanmar needs to take about 30 years to eradicate landmines in the entire country, said the Humanitarian Mine Action Initiative (Myanmar) chairman Thant Zin. – See more at:
— Mizzima News


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