Myanmar Morning News For May 23

Myanmar Morning News For May 23

Myanmar morning news

Myint & Associates gets the nod for offshore supply base project
Myint & Associates Offshore Supply Base Ltd, a subsidiary of Myint & Associates Co Ltd, said it will invest around Ks 50 billion on the construction of an offshore supply base in Ngaputaw Township, Pathein District in Ayeyarwady Region.
– Eleven

Tatmadaw absolves itself of Rakhine abuses in internal ‘investigation’
Myanmar’s army on Tuesday cleared itself of allegations that troops may have carried out ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims, but said a soldier had been jailed for taking a motorbike.
– Frontier Myanmar/ AFP

Single-visa initiative puts Myanmar flights on course
Myanmar’s Ministry of Tourism is pushing forward with the implementation of a “two countries, one destination” campaign that hinges on establishing direct flights between the historic cities of Bagan and Siem Reap.
– The Phnom Penh Post

Improving Education Reform in Myanmar
In 2016, the new civilian government led by Nobel Peace Prize Winner Daw Aung San Suu Kyi took over the country. Education reform and the peace process became the top priorities of the government in order to achieve sustainable development and equitable economic growth.
– The Irrawaddy

All food products must have labels: FDA
All local food products have to be labeled to ensure quality and safety, according to officials from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
– The Myanmar Times

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Rangoon Drafting Master Plan for Controversial Projects in Mya Kyun Tha
City officials are now drafting a master plan for multiple suspended construction projects on the site of a public garden occupying a peninsula in Rangoon’s Inya Lake.
– The Irrawaddy

More than 80-yr old farmland, irrigation taxes on spotlight
A motion by U Thein Tun of Thabaung constituency discussed by three hluttaw representatives to amend farmland and irrigation taxes that are inconsistent with the market economy was approved by the Pyithu Hluttaw on the third day of the fifth session of the second Pyithu Hluttaw.
– Global New Light Of Myanmar

Residents protest Chinese oil tankers in Kyaukphyu
About 600 residents of the deep-water port town of Kyaukphyu in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Monday protested against Chinese oil tankers moving into the area, as the operation of a long-delayed and controversial U.S. $1.5-billion pipeline gets under way, RFA reported on 22 May.
– Mizzima

At Myanmar’s tourist hotspots, a dirty habit
THE GRANDEUR of historical sites and other tourist attractions throughout the country is being marred by ugly piles of litter – and we Myanmar have no one but ourselves to blame.
– Frontier Myanmar

Drilling for a Dream in Myanmar
Soon after dawn, Win Myint Oo, bleary-eyed and wearing just a longyi, a traditional Burmese sarong, starts a generator and squats on a bamboo platform suspended under a 40-foot, jury-rigged derrick: just three steel poles and bamboo struts lashed together with rope.
– The New York Times

Nylon-tar roads throughout Myanmar by 2030
Arrangements are being made for all roads in the nation to be upgraded to nylon-tar roads by 2030.
– The Myanmar Times

Government seeks $124m from World Bank for disaster relief
The government is planning to seek a US$124 million loan from the World Bank to finance several disaster mitigation projects, and also to fund the establishment of a disaster relief fund in collaboration with Laos and Cambodia.
– The Myanmar Times

Chinese SOE-led infrastructure development to be followed by trade
Launched in 2013 as “One Belt, One Road”, the scheme involves China underwriting billions of dollars of investment, mainly in infrastructure, in countries along the old Silk Road and new routes, linking Asia, Europe and more remote areas in Africa.
– The Myanmar Times


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