Myanmar Morning News For May 22

Myanmar Morning News For May 22
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Increasing productivity to drive competitive dairy industry in Myanmar
MYANMAR’S dairy industry will remain uncompetitive if the nation fails to address low productivity of raw milk driven by poor genetics and low production technology, said Dumrong Leenanuruksa, a former vice president of Maejo University in Chiang Mai who carried out comprehensive research on the competitiveness of Greater Mekong Subregion’s dairy industry.
– The Nation

200 buses to be exported to Myanmar
Two hundred South Korean-made buses will be exported to Yangon, the former capital and the largest city of Myanmar, for use by schools, South Korea’s trade promotion agency said Monday.
– Yonhap News Agency

China’s CNPC receives first crude through Myanmar-China pipeline – Xinhua
China’s state-owned refiner China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) has started receiving crude oil on Friday through its Myanmar-to-China pipeline, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, quoting the company.
– Hellenic Shipping News

Yangon plans airport-downtown shuttle service
Authorities are working on setting routes for a shuttle service business between Yangon International Airport and downtown Yangon.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar

Multi-purpose container barge service starts
The Ministry of Transport and Communications has started the Inland Water Transport (IWT), a multi-purpose container barge service to transport goods along the Ayeyarwady River and containers in the Yangon River.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar

Providing internet for all in Myanmar-in record time
Mobile connectivity and the many opportunities that come with it were unknown to larger population of Myanmar until 2014. In just 32 months, close to 90% of the South East Asian nation’s population and more than 94% of townships in whole or in part are covered by Telenor Myanmar’s network.
– Cellular News

Investments should recognise local rights
A year ago, the cabinet issued a resolution recognising an obligation to protect human rights in Thai outbound investments.
– Bangkok Post

light-trucks and pickups no longer in school ferry service 2018-2019 Academic Year
Dr. Maung Aung, secretary of Yangon Region’s Transport Supervision Authority said during an interview that in the first stage light-trucks will be permitted for use as school ferries but light-trucks and pickups would not be allowed for school ferry service by 2018-2019 Academic Year.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar

Myanmar to receive first foreign coaching on communications via Singapore agency
AS MYANMAR’S growing economy creates opportunities for communications professionals in a wide range of industries, Rice Communications, a Singaporean public relations agency with presence in the nation, has planned to conduct a free training on PR and communications.
– The Nation

Rural mobile data use on rise: Telenor
In Yangon, Telenor users get through more than 3GB on average per day, the equivalent data usage to European countries, said Joslin Myrthong, chief marketing officer at the firm.
– Eleven

KBank broadens SME support in Myanmar
KASIKORNBANK is stepping up its support of small and medium-sized enterprises in Myanmar where they make up more than 90 per cent of all businesses in the country.
– The Nation

Understanding communal violence
Myanmar has been familiar with conflict since it gained independence from the British in 1948, but the communal violence that has hit the country in recent years has taken on a darker, more sinister tone.
– Frontier Myanmar

China, Myanmar conduct naval drills
The Chinese navy on Sunday conducted its first joint exercise with Myanmar’s navy as its fleet concluded a four-day visit to the country.


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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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