Myanmar Morning News For August 7

Myanmar Morning News For August 7
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Myanmar morning newsJFE Engineering using internships to attract talent
Every year, JFE Engineering accepts 20 or so interns from abroad. During the five-week program, the students learn about the company’s infrastructure and other businesses, the engineering industry as well as Japanese lifestyles and culture.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Three mining companies suspended after failing to pay
Three companies mining gold at Moehti Moemi in Yamethin township, Mandalay, had their mining rights suspended after failing to pay almost 200 viss (326 kilograms) of gold to the government by the deadline, said U Ohn Win, Union Minister of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.
— Myanmar Times

Chinese garment-sector dominance grows
According to the Association of Myanmar Garment Businesses, China has overtaken South Korea as the main investor in the clothing sector.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar controversy over transit deal with China
Aung San Suu Kyi’s first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible – hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples’ lives.
— Times of Oman

Transparency issues mar Myanmar bus deals worth S$136m
Ms Aung San Suu Kyi’s first major infrastructure project could hardly be more visible: Hundreds of new yellow buses now plying the streets of Yangon in what her ruling party hopes will be a potent symbol of how it is transforming peoples’ lives.
— Today Online

Chin Hill apple market struggling this year
Chin State apples had a poor yield this season due to inadequate planting practices, according to a report from Myanmar Alin Daily today.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Many phone shops unlicensed: trader
There are only 83 telecoms licence holders across the country and all mobile phone shops need to apply for a telecoms equipment licence, according to sector representatives.
— Eleven Myanmar

Snapshots of Myanmar’s flourishing microfinance market
Ever since Myanmar began transitioning to civilian rule in 2011 and opening up its borders, investor money and advanced technology has been flooding in. One of the big changes accompanying this wave has been the spread of microfinance, or loan services designed to help low-income families start businesses.
— Nikkei Asian Review

First School reconstructed from the Japanese grant project completes
A school, which was affected by the Cyclone Komen in 2015 and reconstructed with the financial support of the Japanese government, was handed over to the local authorities in Htantabin yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Tourists entering via Tachilek border gate on the rise
More than 1,900 tourists visited Myanmar through the Tachilek border gate from 1st July to 3rd August this fiscal.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

SEZ Watch repeats request to meet with SEZ bodies
THE Myanmar SEZ Watch will repeat its request to meet the Myanmar Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Central Body and Central Working Body this month to discuss the government’s policies as well as current developments in the zones.
— Myanmar Times

Mandalay invites open tender for crematory, cleaning equipment
The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) Cleansing Department has invited open tender for cleaning materials the city would need next year.
— Myanmar Times

Creating Leaders of Myanmar
Myanmar is currently going through a lot of changes during the past few years; you will see all kinds of new businesses in every corner of the metropolitan Yangon city both from foreign investors and local young entrepreneurs. These rising entrepreneurs are full of creative ideas and,without doubt, are the future leaders of the country.
— Myan More


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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