Myanmar Morning News For September 6

Myanmar Morning News For September 6

Myanmar morning news

MIC issues 13 new business permits in August, including one for beer
The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has approved the issuance of 13 permits, including one for a beer joint venture in Mandalay.
— Myanmar Times

UNHCR: 123,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar
The number of Rohingya refugees that have fled to Bangladesh to escape violence in Myanmar is higher than previously thought at 123,000, the UN refugee agency said Tuesday.
— Bangkok Post

Rakhine crisis blights Myanmar economic outlook
In the shiny new shopping malls and trendy restaurants of Myanmar’s commercial hub of Yangon there is no sense of the fear and mayhem gripping the country’s western Rakhine state.
— Nikkei Asian Review

India’s Modi heads to Myanmar as Rohingya refugee crisis worsens
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will discuss rising violence in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state during a visit that begins on Tuesday, and push for greater progress on long-running Indian infrastructure projects, officials said.
— Reuters

Myanmar attempts to export avocados to China
According to local fruit sellers, Myanmar will try to export avocados to China in October and November. They are planning to start with the Mexican and Hass avocados, but Chinese buyers said that they will only purchase the fruits after the quality is approved.
— Fresh Plaza

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In Yangon, one Kachin entrepreneur pursues global dreams
It has been ten years since Ko Zin Myo Htik, owner of Myanmar Gasket (MG), left his hometown in Moe Kaung city, Kachin State, for Yangon, where he is now pursuing his dream of building a Myanmar gasket factory supplying international-quality gaskets to the global market.
— Myanmar Times

Indonesia speaks up as global support for Rohingya grows
The Indonesian government has stepped up its support for ethnic Muslim Rohingya promising humanitarian aid and a new hospital in their homeland in Myanmar’s Rakhine State as the military continues to torch villages while battling homegrown insurgents.
— ucanews

Myanmar strives for more reforms to boost tourism
Despite the decline in tourist arrivals last year, Myanmar aims to rebound its tourism growth by undertaking reforms to improve both domestic and international travels, says a tourism boss.
— Eleven Myanmar

Central Bank issues licence to OK Dollar, but no change to fine print
The Central Bank of Myanmar has issued a Mobile Financial Services licence to OK Dollar, ending uncertainty over the fintech operator’s legal status but in the process raising fresh questions about the application of the licensing process.
— Frontier Myanmar

Hilton targets stronger growth in Myanmar
HILTON WORLDWIDE has enjoyed double digit growth every year since it entered Myanmar three years ago, and expects stronger growth as it expands further, according to a senior executive.
— Eleven Myanmar

NGO Urges Gov’t To Halt Kachin Hydropower Project
A new report pub­lished by the Kachin Develop­ment Networking Group (KDNG) implored the government to cease con­struction on the Ngo Chan Hka Hydropower projects on the Ngo Chang Hka River, citing various ad­verse ecological and social effects.
— Myanmar Business Today

Proximity Designs and Yoma Bank Sign Innovative Funding Agreement
Proximity Designs and Yoma Bank signed an innovative back-to-back funding agreement for 7.3 billion MMK, according to a statement.
— Mizzima

Ministry Launches Mobile App For Crop & Consumer Safety
The Plant Protec­tion Division under Ministry of Agri­culture, Livestock and Irrigation has recently introduced a mobile ap­plication to promote the effective and safe usage of pesticides on agricultural products.
— Myanmar Business Today


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