Myanmar Morning News For July 4

Myanmar Morning News For July 4
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AccorHotels & LP Holding partnership brings three new hotels to Myanmar
AccorHotels and LP Holding have signed a joint agreement to develop three new hotels in Myanmar.
The Economic Times

New Hantharwaddy airport to finalise plans in early 2018
Myanmar’s Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) is set to sign the final agreement for the construction of Hantharwaddy International Airport in early 2018, the agency’s deputy director general told The Myanmar Times.
The Myanmar Times

KNU official solicits feedback on planned coal-fired power plant
Got a problem with coal-generated power? A Karen National Union leader is inviting feedback and complaints to be directed to his office as the ethnic armed group eyes giving the greenlight to a costly Thai- and Japan-backed venture.
Burma News International

Philippines invites tender for Myanmar rice
The Philippines’ National Food Authority has invited a tender for Myanmar to supply the country with rice, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
Eleven Myanmar

FDA to investigate food labelling
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will investigate whether food products’ labels contain essential information.
Eleven Myanmar

Users of prohibited food chemicals penalised
After a surprise check at the Theingyi Market in Yangon in May, many shopkeepers were found to be using prohibited chemical dyes and formalin in food.
Eleven Myanmar

Blockchain pilots making waves in developing Asia
We’ve all heard the buzz about the potential applications of blockchain technology. But what’s actually happening in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific?

Myeik tourism operators frustrated over delays for speed boat import licences
Myeik tourism entrepreneurs face delays in getting import licences for speed boats needed to develop their businesses.
Eleven Myanmar

Shaking up the logistics industry by building a community of truck drivers
Is Kargo the Uber with trucks? Not quite
The Myanmar Times

Grab and Wave Money push e-payment
Taxi service firm Grab and the e-payment platform Wave Money signed an agreement to provide online payment for the taxi service on June 29 in Yangon.
The Myanmar Times

FMI says ‘three pillar’ strategy key to growth
Local company First Myanmar Investment has released its financial results for the 2016-17 fiscal year, announcing that its focus on a “three pillar” strategy has been key to the firm’s growth.
Frontier Myanmar

Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone Adapting to Climate Change
Communities in Myanmar’s Dry Zone are benefitting new farming techniques, including crop spacing methods, drought resistant crop selection, water conservation and environmentally sensitive livestock husbandry practices, as part of a United Nations Development Programme program, according to a press release issued by the international organization yesterday.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar migrant workers re-enter from Kawthoung border gate
Yesterday, 194 Myanmar migrant workers, who lack sufficient documents, returned from Ranong, Thailand through the Kawthoung border gate.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Second coordination meeting on setting up owned satellite system held
VICE President U Myint Swe met with personnel concerned for drawing up plans for a Myanmar-owned satellite system at the Ministry of Transport and Communications yesterday, according to a report by Myanmar News Agency.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Dynamite fishing, drugs, threaten Myanmar’s Moken community
With a swift breath the teenage boy dives into the turquoise waters of southern Myanmar, a spear clutched in his hand, but below him lies nothing but a graveyard of broken, grey coral.
Frontier Myanmar

Elephant skin for Chinese “medicine”? Stop the killing in Myanmar!
It’s an evil business: Asia’s elephants are being poached for the latest Chinese quack cure: elephant-skin ointments to treat eczema, acne and digestive problems. Speak out for a ban on trade in elephant skin and other body parts!
Rainforest Rescue (petition)


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