Myanmar morning news for November 28

Myanmar morning news for November 28

Myanmar morning newsBeijing urges gov’t to get ball rolling on China-Myanmar Economic Corridor
The vice chairman of China’s top economic planning agency has pushed Myanmar’s State Counselor to work out an implementation plan for the China-Myanmar Economic Corridor, a part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
— The Irrawaddy

Integration expected to upgrade Myanmar’s regulatory environment
Myanmar’s expected integration with the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) at the beginning of next year will translate into an upgrade in the regulatory environment, attracting further regional investments, a leading Singapore group said on the sidelines of a recent forum.
— Myanmar Times

Activists stage protest to demand right to control resources in Myanmar’s Rakhine
More than 1,000 activists from 17 townships in western Myanmar’s Rakhine state demanded the right to control the impoverished region’s natural resources — most notably oil and gas — during a protest in Kyaukphyu township on Tuesday, an event organizer said.
— Radio Free Asia

93 Rohingya headed For Malaysia being held at sea by navy in Tanintharyi
Fishermen and police in Tanintharyi Region say the Myanmar Navy detained 93 Rohingya on Sunday night on a boat off the coast of Dawei on their way to Malaysia from the Rakhine State capital of Sittwe.
— The Irrawaddy

PK929 bn to be spent on five-year MS-NPAN
The government will spend K929 billion (US$663 million) on implementing a five-year Multi-Sectoral National Plan of Action for Nutrition (MS-NPAN) from 2018-2019 fiscal year to 2022-2023 FY, according to the first meeting of the National Level Leading Committee
— Eleven Myanmar

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Shan Party Offers to broker talks between clashing armed groups
The Shan Nationalities League for Democracy (SNLD) says it is attempting to broker peace talks between two rival ethnic armed groups currently fighting in northern Shan State.
— The Irrawaddy

Ethnic-group fighting in Shan kills three
Three civilians were killed in clashes among ethnic groups in northern Shan State over the weekend, bringing to five the total number of civilian fatalities since the fighting erupted in late October.
— Myanmar Times

Kachin group accuses Myanmar Army of beating two men suspected of rebel ties
he Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC) is accusing the Myanmar Army of torturing two ethnic Kachin men detained on their way to a football match on Monday in Shan State after suspecting them of ties to a rebel group.
— The Irrawaddy

Proposal to sign MoU on Mekong Region Capital Market Development and Cooperation submitted to Union Parliament
Maung Maung Win, Deputy Minister for National Planning and Economic Development submitted a proposal to sign MoU on Mekong Region Capital Market Development and Cooperation to Union Parliament on November 26. The signing MoU is aimed at fostering mutual interest among the peoples from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand.
— Eleven Media

Hluttaw reviews €70m loan to better Yangon
The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (bicameral parliament) has postponed the approval of a €70 million (K126 billion) loan from the French Development Agency for urban development in Yangon Region as it needs further review.
— Myanmar Times

U Min Thu nominated to take over ministerial post
U Min Thu, deputy minister of the President’s Office, has been nominated as minister of the Office of the Union Government.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to host int’l textile, garment expo in Yangon in December
An international textile and garment expo hosted by Myanmar will take place in Myanmar’s largest city Yangon from Dec. 6-9, according to the event organizer Monday.
— The Global Times

Nationalist monks to establish private high school in Mandalay
Nationalist monks who plan to set up a private high school in Mandalay Region are still waiting for government approval over a year after they filed their application to begin construction.
— Myanmar Times

Locals invited to invest in Chin State’s copper, chromium mining
Local entrepreneurs have mainly been invited to invest in mining along the valley in eastern part of Chin State adjacent to Sagaing and Magway regions as the area has potential for copper and chromium deposits, said Dr Min Zaw Oo, director of Chin State Directorate of Investment and Company Administration.
— Eleven Myanmar

ACL builds new apron at YIA
Aviation authorities upgraded Apron A and B to accommodate up to 32 aircrafts as well as the terminal buildings at Yangon International Airport (YIA). A new Apron C is under construction, according to Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (YACL).
— Eleven Media

Thaungtha to get 90-megawatt power plant to meet summer electricity demand
A 90-megawatt power plant project is being implemented in Taungtha Township, Myingyan District, Mandalay Region, with the use of 20 million cubic feet of gas from Shwe gas project in order to meet local electricity consumption in summer of next year, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Media

India extends $5 mn aid to Myanmar for border development projects
India has extended a USD 5 million aid to Myanmar as its assistance for development projects on the Indo-Myanmar border. India’s Ambassador to Myanmar, Vikram Misri handed over a cheque of USD 5 million to Myanmar’s Minister for Border Affairs, Lt General Ye Aung at a ceremony on Monday.
— Money Control

MCRB submits comments to parliament’s agri committee
Yangon-based Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB) has submitted a set of comments to the Amyotha Hluttaw Agriculture, Livestock Breeding and Fishery Development Committee in response to their Enquiry into Agricultural Chemical Residues.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to make electric buses
Modulo electric buses will be manufactured locally under a partnership between No 1 Heavy Industry Enterprise from the Ministry of Industry, Green Power Myanmar Co Ltd, and Csepel Holding Limited of Hungary.
— Myanmar Times

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GrabPay sets sights on Cambodia and Myanmar
Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing group plans to take its mobile payments service into Cambodia and Myanmar as it expands its range of businesses throughout ASEAN countries, according to a senior executive.
— Nikkei Asian Review


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