Myanmar Morning News For December 8

Myanmar Morning News For December 8

Myanmar morning newsNewly launched UNESCO mobile app empower Myanmar’s agricultural sector with information
UNESCO Myanmar and local agri-tech startup Greenovator have launched an upgraded version of a mobile application that puts a wealth of development information of people working in the country’s agricultural sector.
— Unesco

Minimum wage could be coming next May
The Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population is planning a December 23 forum that will include participation of a wide range of stakeholders as demanded by labour groups. The ministry is also considering a minimum wage designation timed for next May, said permanent secretary Myo Aung.
— Eleven Myanmar

US business chiefs scope out deals with peers in Myanmar
A TEAM OF 37 executives from 14 leading US companies met with representatives of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chamber of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) at the latter’s office on Wednesday to deepen bilateral economic relations and to seek new joint ventures with local firms.
— The Nation

Myanmar eases investment rules amid Rohingya headwinds
A new company law has come into effect in Myanmar to encourage investment by foreign companies in the Southeast Asian nation.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis Could Create a ‘Grave Security Threat’: International Crisis Group
An international NGO warned on Thursday that Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim refugees may not be willing to return voluntarily to the country and instead remain in sprawling camps in Bangladesh, creating a “grave security threat” with outbreaks of additional violence and recruitment by jihadists.
— Radio Free Asia

Rohingya refugees still fleeing from Myanmar to Bangladesh -UNHCR
Rohingya refugees continue to flee Myanmar for Bangladesh even though both countries set up a timetable last month to allow them to start to return home, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR)said on Thursday.
— Daily Mail

China says UN resolutions ‘cannot solve’ Rohingya crisis
China said Wednesday that a UN resolution expressing grave concern over widespread abuses committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslim minority “cannot help to ease the tensions and solve the problem”.
— Mizzima

Myanmar asks Thailand for delay of migrant labour laws
The Myanmar Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population has asked Thailand to extend the suspension of the implementation of its new labour laws that impose harsh penalties on illegal workers, a senior ministry official said on Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Protocol launched
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, supported the Department of Agriculture of Myanmar’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) to launch Myanmar’s Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) Protocol and Guidelines recently. The objective of the guidelines is to boost the productivity and profitability of farmers through sustainable farming, the organisation said in a statement.
— Mizzima

Myanmar MNO signs carrier billing deal with Fortumo
Ooredoo Myanmar, a telecom provider in Myanmar, has announced a direct carrier billing partnership with Fortumo, according to a press release.
— Mobile Payments Today

The rise of Myanmar’s social entrepreneurs
Thirteen years ago, Debbie Aung Din and Jim Taylor moved to Myanmar with their two children to launch Proximity Designs. The nonprofit aims to make rural families more prosperous by designing, creating, and selling products that boost the productivity and incomes of farmers.
— Devex

New funding for better water resource management in Myanmar’s central dry zone
A new European Union grant of €20 million will help improve water resource management and the productivity of the agricultural sector in Myanmar’s central dry zone.
— Relief Web

YDA property expo to showcase over 150 housing projects
More than 150 housing projects will be showcased at the Young Developers Association (YDA) property show set on December 9 and 10, said organisers.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Textile and Garment exhibition from December 8
The sixth edition of Myanmar International Textile and Garment Industry Exhibition (MTG) will begin on December 8, 2017 and will be held in Yangon, Myanmar. The aim of the event is to meet the strong demands for new machinery equipment and fabrics made by the cut-make-pack (CMP) garment makers in Myanmar. This will help to increase the growth of exports.
— Fibre2fashion


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