Myanmar Morning News For May 10

Myanmar Morning News For May 10
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K4.8t worth of treasury bonds and notes sold in 2016-17

The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) sold K 4.823 trillion in Government Treasury Bonds and Treasury Notes during the 2016-17 fiscal year.
— Myanmar Times

China and Myanmar open long-delayed oil pipeline
China and Myanmar have finally agreed to open a cross-border pipeline into south-east China, allowing Beijing to diversify oil supply routes and reduce its dependence on the contentious South China Sea.
— Consult-Myanmar

Economy to Grow by Seven Percent This Fiscal Year, Observer Group Predicts
Burma’s economy is predicted to grow by at least seven percent in the 2017-18 and 2018-19 fiscal years after growth of six percent last fiscal year, predicted regional observer group ASEAN +3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO).
— The Irrawaddy

Burma: Islamic School Shutdowns Due To ‘Government Failure’
The shutdown of two Islamic schools in Yangon is evidence of Myanmar’s government’s continued failure to protect religious minorities, says a rights group.
– Eurasia Review

Myanmar disaster death rate high: President
President U Htin Kyaw urged at the World Red Cross Day ceremony held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday that with the occurrence of disasters on the rise, Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) will have to do more for first aid, disaster preparedness, response and reduction.
— Myanmar Times

393 villages to be electrified in Mandalay
Some 393 villages in the Mandalay Region will have electricity connected under the National Electrification Plan (NEP) soon.
— Myanmar Times

Bogyoke Aung San Bridge inaugurated
The inauguration ceremony of the Bridge Museum and the Bogyoke Aung San Bridge linking Mawlamyine and Chaungzone townships was held yesterday morning at a pandal on the Mawlamyine side in Mon State with an opening address by U Win Myint, Speaker of the Pyithu Hluttaw.
— Global New Light Of Myanmar

Party Leaders Object to Electoral Commission Over NLD By-Election Campaign
The leaders of 13 political parties signed a letter to the Union Election Commission (UEC) on Monday complaining that National League for Democracy (NLD) leaders violated the 2008 Constitution and UEC directives in the run-up to the April 1 by-elections.
— The Irrawaddy

MNA sees passenger numbers soar
State-owned Myanmar National Airline carried around 850,000 passengers until the end of January, an airline official said.
— Eleven

Hundreds of migrant workers stranded after missing deadline to return to Thailand
Hundreds of Myanmar migrant workers seeking to return to Thailand for their jobs have yet to be granted permission to go back.
— Eleven

Herballines and DKSH team up to target Myanmar
Asia-focused market expansion services specialist, DKSH, has partnered with personal care manufacturer, Paradise Products, to increase the awareness and sales of its Herballines brand in the Southeast Asian marketplace.


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