Myanmar Morning News For March 26

Myanmar Morning News For March 26

Myanmar morning newsReports: Myanmar rejects EU-tabled draft resolution on human rights
U Htin Lynn reportedly warned that the Myanmar government will not accept any attempt ‘infringing on the state sovereignty of Myanmar’
Dhaka Tribune 

Suu Kyi ally Win Myint looks set for Myanmar presidency
A close ally of Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi took a step closer to becoming the country’s new president after the lower house overwhelmingly voted for Win Myint as its candidate on Friday.
Coconuts Yangon 

Crossborder trucking traffic to increase with Myanmar
Thailand and Myanmar are expected by the end of this month to sign a memorandum of understanding for the Initial Implementation of a Cross-border Transport Agreement (IICBTA) to facilitate crucial improvements in logistics within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
The Nation 

Trump lauds Hasina’s role in Rohingya crisis
US President Donald Trump has lauded the “personal leadership” of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in addressing the plight of the Rohingyas who have fled to Bangladesh from Rakhine State in Myanmar.
The Daily Star

Basic Energy firms up 15% stake in Myanmar solar plant contractor
Basic Energy Corp. (BEC) has firmed up its entry into renewables with equity investments in the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) contractors for the 220-megawatt (MW) Myanmar solar power project.
Philippines Star 

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India Myanmar Navy exercise begins
The Union of Myanmar Navy Ships UMS King Sin Phyu Shin (Frigate) and UMS Inlay (Off-shore Patrol Vessel) arrived here on Sunday to participate in the maiden bilateral Indian and Myanmar Navy Exercise-2018 (IMNEX-18) being held off the East Coast of India.
The Hans India 

Myanmar tackles housing for poor
Though Myanmar’s real estate sector last year faced many challenges, the government is planning to meet the housing needs of low-income people by working with development partners and private companies, according to speakers at the Myanmar Infrastructure Summit 2018 held March 20 to 22.
The Nation 

Philippines votes vs UN resolution on rights situation in Myanmar
The Philippines was among five nations that rejected a resolution by the United Nations’ human rights body on the human rights situation in Myanmar.
Philippines Star 

Myanmar army chief warns against anti-military sentiment
The most powerful person in Myanmar, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, has admonished anyone who tries to incite others to stand against the country’s military, The Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) reported.
Dhaka Tribune 

Total FDI hits over $ 54 m in Yangon
Till mid-March of this fiscal year, the total foreign investments from 38 businesses reached over US$ 54 million in Yangon, with the industry sector topping the list with over US$ 50 million, according to Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
Eleven Myanmar 

Selfies with armed guerillas: holidays in Myanmar off the beaten track
We have been trekking for about two hours through Hsipaw’s tea plantations, rice paddies, and lush palm tree forests, when our tour guide tells us to slow down. Fifty metres ahead, a few armed men stand at a single-barrier checkpoint on the dirt road.
South China Morning Post

Workers strike for immediate increase in minimum wage
Over500 workers of Jabp Jiawei Myanmar garment factory in Hlaing Tharyar, Yangon, organised a strike on Thursday demanding payment of the new minimum wage of K4800 (US$3.60) starting this month, according to strikers and factory officials.
The Myanmar Times 

SWRR Ministry provides Ks 216.99 million as social assistance
Union Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement Dr Win Myat Aye, accompanied by officials, delivered an address during the ceremony to provide social assistance to persons disabled from mine injuries in Ottwin, Bago Region, yesterday.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 

Deputy minister wants Myanmar-India trade to double
Myanmar wants to achieve an annual trade volume of US$5 billion with India by 2020.
Myanmar-India Business Conclave “Forging Partnerships for Economic Integration” was held at Hotel Pan Pacific, Yangon on March 22.
The Myanmar Times 

FDI flow for 2017-18 ‘exceeded the target’ says MIC
Aung Naing Oo, director general at Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) and secretary of Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) said Myanmar’s foreign direct investment (FDI) reaches its expected level before one week and it exceeded the targeted value for the 2017-18 financial year that ends 31 March, 2018.

Ma Mya Dam benefiting public
The Ma Mya Dam in Myanaung, Ayeyawady Region, is providing power to the nearby rural areas, in addition to irrigation water to the public, according to construction division 9 of the Irrigation and Water Utilisation Management Department.
The Global Newlight of Myanmar 


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