Myanmar Morning News For June 5

Myanmar Morning News For June 5
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China’s New Silk Road plan: What’s in it for Myanmar?
At the summit hosted by Beijing last month to promote its plan for a new Silk Road, Myanmar and China signed five agreements and two are of particular economic significance.
– Frontier Myanmar

1,000 new YBS buses to hit YGN roads
Yangon Bus Service (YBS) is expanding its ride service with the addition of 1,000 new buses within the next two weeks, according to an announcement by the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA) in Friday’s editions of The Mirror Daily.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar

Gas-fired plant in Mandalay to operate with BOT agreement
The biggest gas-fired power plant, with a capacity of 225 megawatts, will start operations in December this year in the Taungtha and Myingyan district in Mandalay Region, a senior official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), told The Myanmar Times.
– The Myanmar Times

Govt eyes on border trade with Myanmar
The Thai government is promoting the Mae SotMyawaddy development model as a bordertrade opportunity for the Thai private sector that could be extended to other neighbouring countries besides Myanmar.
– The Nation

Thilawa SEZ zone B open to investors soon
Land plots in zone B of the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) will be put on lease shortly because of high demand from investors, despite the issue of power outages in the area, according to Takashi Yanai, president of Myanmar-Japan Thilawa Development Limited (MJTD).
– The Myanmar Times

Legal firm Dentons makes its presence felt in Myanmar
Longterm isolation for nearly six decades will no longer become a barrier for Myanmar’s growth as another international law firm recently entered the market to provide muchneeded legal advice to international companies eyeing the emerging market, according to senior executives of Dentons.
– The Nation

More hardship at Yangon’s struggling night market
Showers of rain since late April have further dampened the mood of the diminishing number of vendors trying to make a living at the Strand Road night market since they were relocated from elsewhere in the downtown area last November.
– Frontier Myanmar


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John Le Fevre

Thailand editor at AEC News Today

John is an Australian national with more than 40 years experience as a journalist, photographer, videographer, and copy editor.

He has spent extensive periods of time working in Africa and throughout Southeast Asia, with stints in the Middle East, the USA, and England.

He has covered major world events including Operation Desert Shield/ Storm, the 1991 pillage in Zaire, the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the 1999 East Timor independence unrest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, and the 2009, 2010, and 2014 Bangkok political protests.

In 1995 he was a Walkley Award finalist, the highest awards in Australian journalism, for his coverage of the 1995 Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) Ebola outbreak.

Prior to AEC News Today he was the deputy editor and Thailand and Greater Mekong Sub-region editor for The Establishment Post, predecessor of Asean Today.

In the mid-80s and early 90s he owned JLF Promotions, the largest above and below the line marketing and PR firm servicing the high-technology industry in Australia. It was sold in 1995.

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