Myanmar Morning News For August 14

Myanmar Morning News For August 14

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar economy needs ‘predictable policy,’ new reform leader urges
“Winston” Set Aung, Myanmar’s newly-appointed deputy minister for national planning and finance, has urged fellow government leaders to pursue further regulatory and policy reforms for the economic development of Myanmar during a panel session at the Myanmar Democratic Transition Forum.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Concerns voiced about media coverage of Myanmar
The Myanmar government needs to work with the media to craft an accurate narrative of developments in the country, given local criticism of how the country is being portrayed on the local and international stage.
— Mizzima

Partners find more gas off Myanmar
A CONSORTIUM comprising Total E & P, Woodside Energy and Mynamar-owned MPRL E&P has announced its third discovery of gas in the country’s Rakhine basin.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myawaddy trade declines
From April to August 4, the trade volume passing through the Myawaddy border with Thailand reached US$280 million, down US$10 million compared with the same period last year.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar pledges to provide legal protection for domestic workers abroad
Minister U Thein Swe acknowledged that traffickers and agents have been sending female domestic workers to foreign countries illegally since his ministry has ceased to provide such work documentation since 2014.
— Thai PBS

Singapore envoy contributes Myanmar democracy forum
Singapore envoy to Myanmar Robert Chua today called upon all elements of Myanmar society to work for a consensus on the road ahead for the country.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Great potential for organic production
Myanmar has potential to develop an organic market that will help to boost the value of local crops produced for export purposes and improve living standards for farmers.
— Fresh Plaza

Myanmar freelance start-up aims for substantial growth in one year
In less than one year since its September 2016 launch, Chate Sat, Myanmar’s first ever freelancing platform where users can find or offer freelance work, has gathered more than 5,000 freelancers and 900 employers on its network.
— The Nation

Myanmar’s KBZ Bank to ride Asean growth wave
KBZ, MYANMAR’S first bank to have expanded internationally with presence in Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia, is aiming high to grow further in tandem with the growth of Asean, said Nang Lang Kham, the bank’s deputy chief executive officer.
— The Nation

Ministry eyes new emerging cities for exports amid global uncertainties
AMID THE hazy outlook for the global economy, the Commerce Ministry is targeting emerging cities in Asean, China, India and Africa for its export promotion strategy.
— The Nation

Yangon Region Chief Minister vowed to enhance fishery sector
Yangon Region will emphasize the development of fishery sector with a view to increase Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate, stressed Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Rice export by sea increased by over 7,000 tons
THE export of rice between Myanmar and international trade partners by sea increased to 23,443 tons in the last week of July, with 7,000 more than that of previous week before 23 July, the Commerce Ministry reported.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Officials inspect Mandalay bamboo-shoot producers
Authorities visited bamboo-shoot businesses in Mandalay city to try to educate them about the harmful effects of banned chemical dyes on human health.
— Myanmar Times

IFC, agriculture department institute GAP in Inle Lake
The International Financial Corporation (IFC) is collaborating with the agriculture department to promote Good Agriculture Practices among farmers in the Inle Lake region.
— Myanmar times

Collective offering of Waso robe and rice in Yangon Region
Waso robe and rice offering ceremony comprised of National League for Democracy- NLD (Yangon Region) and the people was held yesterday at Mula Sel Taung Pyae monastery in Thingangyun Township, Yangon at 9:00 am, receiving the sermons administered by the Chairman Sayadaw of Yangon Region Sangha Nayaka Committee.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tachilek checkpoint receives more than 9,000 tourists so far
Number of tourists entering Myanmar through Tachilek land point of entry reached 9,007 between 1 April and 10 August in current FY, including same day return visit and overnight trip, according to the news released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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