Myanmar Morning News For June 13

Myanmar Morning News For June 13
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Substations, transmission lines to be extended in new towns
Construction of substations and transmission lines by the Ministry of Electricity and Energy to provide electricity to new towns and regions is part of the 5-year plan beginning in fiscal 2017-2018, Deputy Minister Dr Tun Naing said at last week’s Pyithu Hluttaw session.
The Myanmar Times

‘Death Railway’ to get a new lease on life
The historic Yangon-Mandalay railroad, better known as the Death Railway, is in dire need of a facelift.
The Myanmar Times

Actions to be taken against sales of state-owned land
Actions will be taken against those who sell state-owned land in accordance with the law, said Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein at a press conference on the regional government’s first in office on June 9.
Eleven Myanmar

New import laws for LNG in the pipeline
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) is going to draft new laws on liquefied natural gas (LNG) in cooperation with the Myanmar Oil and Gas Services Society (MOGSS) and Hluttaw but details of the draft are not known, MOGSS vice-chair Daw Hnin Phyu Phyu Aung told The Myanmar Times.
The Myanmar Times

Singapore bus maker SC Auto to set up S$30m facility in Myanmar
HOMEGROWN bus manufacturer SC Auto is setting up a S$30 million facility in Yangon, Myanmar – its first foray overseas after focusing on operations here for over 20 years.
The Business Times

China-Myanmar border trade fetches nearly $800m
Up to May 16, the trade volume between Myanmar and China reached nearly US$800 million, with declining trade reported at the Muse, Chinshwehaw and Kengtung border trade camps, according to the figures released by the Trade Department.
Eleven Myanmar

Panel to be set up for better infrastructure along Indo-Myanmar border: Rajnath Singh
A committee will be set up for identification of gaps in basic facilities and infrastructure along the Indo-Mayanmar border and prioritise them for measures in the short-term, medium-term and long-term, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here today.
The Indian Express

Increased Myanmar onion exports improve prices
Increasing Myanmar onion exports to China and Thailand pushed prices higher during late May, according to Ministry of Commerce statistics published in Myawady newspaper yesterday.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Over Ks 3 billion to be spent for rural development
Sagaing Region Planning and Financial Department will spend a total of Ks 3.133 billion on the rural development in Pale township, Yinmabin district in Sagaing region in FY2017-2018, according to a report in Myanma Alinn Daily.
Global New Light of Myanmar

Machines may stem farm labour shortage in Magwe
The agriculture sector should switch from labour-intensive farming to mechanisation to overcome a worker shortage, according to U Nay Myo Kyaw, minister of Labour, Immigration and Population in Magwe Region.
The Myanmar Times

Tourism: a double-edged sword for peace & conflict, “Do No Harm” urged
Poorly managed large-scale or intensive tourism development can negatively affect communities, such as land confiscation, environmental destruction and exploitative jobs, the newly published Do No Harm toolkit for Myanmar’s tourism sector stated.
The Myanmar Times

Taxi service firms compete hard for Yangon’s customers
An aspect of Yangon’s modernisation is the entry and emergence of domestic and international transport operators, namely, Uber, Grab, Oway Ride and Hello Cab, to compete in the taxi service sector.
The Myanmar Times

Sagaing gold rush slows
People panning for gold in Homalin Township, Sagaing Region, are struggling as gold deposits dwindle, sources say.
Eleven Myanmar

Mon Hluttaw urges govt to prohibit illegal laterite quarries
Mon State parliamentarians have called for an immediate halt of unlicensed laterite excavating and selling.
Burma News International

In central Myanmar, traditional crafts help boost income
The low-level hum of weaving machines and conversation fill the house in Chai village, a rural community in Magwe Region’s Pakokku Township in central Myanmar.

Shadowy rebels extend Myanmar’s wars
The little-known Arakan Army, one of the country’s newest insurgent outfits, is responsible for rising violence in the country’s remote western regions
Asia Times

Myanmar Authorities Level Homes of Yangon ‘Squatters’ to Make Way For Residential Housing
About 200 Myanmar police officers and 1,000 hired hands on Monday dismantled 4,000 squatters’ homes and arrested six residents in a township in the commercial capital Yangon under orders from the regional government to clear the area for a high-rise residential project, local officials said.
Radio Free Asia


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