Myanmar Morning News For August 17

Myanmar Morning News For August 17
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar’s infrastructure deficit outpaces the world
A wide-ranging assessment of Myanmar’s infrastructure deficit and its ability to start closing the gap has found that the country is likely to meet only half of those investment needs by 2040, dampening hopes that it can lift the estimated 54 million population out of poverty by then.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar opts for domestic power generation
Plans are underway to generate electricity from local power plants even though China, Thailand, Laos and India have offered to sell their electricity to Myanmar, a senior official of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) said.
— Bangkok Post

State Counsellor meets chairmen of private banks
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with the chairmen of private banks yesterday at her office in Nay Pyi Taw, according to the State Counsellor’s Office.
— Eleven Myanmar

Over 2.5 million people went abroad to work within 18 years
Over 2.5 million Myanmar people left the country to seek employment abroad since 1999, according to a City News Daily newspaper article yesterday.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Poultry businesses in Dawei down and out in wake of H5N1
Poultry businesses from breeders to sellers across Dawei Township, Tanintharyi Region, have been forced to close indefinitely after the recent outbreak of the H5N1 influenza virus.
— Myanmar Times

Japanese company eyes Myanmar flower industry
A Japanese company is investigating the potential of Myanmar flower exports to Japan, according to yesterday’s edition of the Myawady Daily newspaper.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Tourism up by 22 per cent
The number of tourists to enter Myanmar in the past seven months has surpassed figures from the period last year by 22 per cent, according to the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
— Eleven Myanmar

New bridge linking Mingalar Taung Nyunt and Dawbon to open next year
The New Tharketa bridge over Pazundaung Creek will be completed in February, JICA said in a statement.
— Myanmar Times

Hello Cab returns to market with new app, says market big enough for four
“We are using an application which was created in 2013 and is no longer up to date. Now, we are drawing on new software to build the app and hope to finish by August 28. After that, we can market to riders again,” said U Aung Win.
— Myanmar Times

YBS to introduce card payment system in February
The Yangon Bus Service will start introducing a card payment system in each bus line in February, according to regional minister for Kayin ethnic affairs Naw Pan Thinzar Myo, who also serves as vice-chairperson of the YBS Tender Supervisory Committee.
— Eleven Myanmar

Three Mon State water manufacturers slapped with a ban after failing test
Mon State is cracking down on three bottled water brands after they failed to pass a water sample test four times in a row, according to state regulatory officials.
— Burma News International

Thailand and Myanmar mark 20th anniversary of first Friendship bridge
Thailand and Myanmar yesterday (Aug 15) held a joint ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Thai-Myanmar Friendship bridge in Mae Sot district of Tak province.
— Thai PBS

Meeting held for International Day of Democracy 2017 planned
An executive steering committee met in Nay Pyi Taw to plan the International Day of Democracy 2017 at the Hall of Public Account Combining Committee, Pyithu Hluttaw (D) building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light Of Myanmar

Thousands evacuated to rescue camps in Khamti
More than 2,500 people have been evacuated to rescue camps in Khamti since July to escape flooding caused by rising water levels in the Chindwin River.
— Eleven Myanmar


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