Myanmar morning news for September 24

Myanmar morning news for September 24
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Myanmar morning newsMinistry to distribute LPG to one million households in 2020
In a bid to reduce the use of firewood and charcoal through the extensive use of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) and promote health and social standards of the rural people, Ministry of Electricity and Energy will distribute LPG to one million households in 2020, said Win Khaing, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven

Govt mulls plan for 1 visa, 5 cities
The plan for a single vias for “Five Chiang Cities” will be propo to spur tourism among four countries in the Mekong Region and add quality tourists to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai provinces of Thailand.
— Bangkok Post

Coal plan sparks ire as Myanmar struggles to keep lights on
Opposition to a planned $3 billion coal-fired power plant in eastern Myanmar is highlighting the challenges facing ’s government in crafting a coherent energy policy in one of Asia’s poorest and most electricity-starved countries.
— Lakeland Observer

Myanmar promotes tourism at Tourism Expo Japan 2018
Tourism Expo Japan 2018 was opened at Tokyo Big Sight Convention Centre, Tokyo, Japan on 20 September.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Myanmar signed MoU for implementation of DWCP with ILO
Myanmar has signed a MoU for the implementation of Decent Work Country Programme (DWCP) (2018-22) with International Labour Organization(ILO) at Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw, yesterday.
— Eleven

Myanmar’s mining sector reopens to investors
Officials in Myanmar are encouraging proposals for new mining developments following a series of new reforms aimed at incentivising investment in the segment.
— Borneo Post Online

Zaykabar, Chinese Company to jointly develop Yangon New World project
Hunan province Vice Governor He Baoxiang and party yesterday inspected Yangon New World project jointly developed by China State Construction Engineering Cooperation and Zaykabar Company, with an investment US$ 500 million.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Young girls primary victims of humanitarian strife —Plan International
Girls are the primary victims of humanitarian crises, suffering abuse from forced marriage to denial of schooling and are “14 times more likely to die than boys in a conflict,” the Plan International NGO said Sunday.
— GMA News

China assures help in Thatbyinnyu Pagoda renovation
Chinese government has agreed to the provision of assistance for the renovation of Thatbyinnyu Pagoda in Bagan where the past glory of Myanmar can be witnessed.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Will There Ever Be Justice For Rohingya Muslims?
There is an image engraved in our minds of a stoic, reserved, elegant Aung San Suu Kyi unbending in her struggle against Burma’s generals for democracy, and we assumed for human rights.
— Modern Diplomacy

Chin women and the ethics of tourism
VISITORS TO the ancient temple site of Mrauk-U from the Rakhine State capital Sittwe can, if they wish, encounter some living heritage along the way.
— Frontier Myanmar

KoneSi looks to lift Myanmar’s logistic sector
RETAILERS will no longer need to bother about logistics and fleet operators or worry about empty runs in Myanmar thanks to an innovative technical solution launched earlier this year, according to Soe Pyae Aung, co-founder and chief operating officer of KoneSi Freight Co.
— The Star Online

Eaton to optimise Myanmar’s power solutions
EATON CORPORATION PLC, a multinational power management company with 2017 sales of US$20.4 billion globally, expanded into the Myanmar market last week by signing a partnership agreement with Myanmar Golden Rock International Co (MGR), according to Kidsada Santisak, the firm’s country manager for Indochina West.
— The Nation

Rakhine ethnic groups claim 3000 migrants are illegal
Ethnic Arakan and Kaman residents in southern Rakhine State claim that thousands of illegal migrants are obtaining citizenship cards through illegal means.
— Myanmar Times

Bendigo’s latest gold strike with Karen refugees
The economic benefit of Karen refugees in the central Victorian goldmining city of Bendigo has been estimated at $70 million to the local economy, fuelling the debate about the impact of regional-based resettlements.
— The Australian

Civil society condemns Bagan hotel construction as heritage expert visits
Commercial development in the Bagan monument zone continued this week during an official visit by an expert from the International Council on Monuments and Sites, drawing ire from civil society groups, as authorities attempted to conceal the visit by withholding information from journalists.
— Frontier Myanmar

Greenback appreciation costs textile industry
Due to the greenback appreciation, local textile industry is making losses, according to Myanmar Textile Entrepreneurs Association.
— Eleven

Myanmar’s illusory growth
Since it began opening up to the world in 2011, Myanmar has been one of the most hyped economies in the region.
— Bangkok Post

Union Minister in Thailand to discuss issues of Myanmar migrant workers
AT the invitation of Thailand’s Ministry of Labour, a Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Labour, Immigration and Population U Thein Swe arrived in Bangkok, Thailand at 9:50 am on 22 September.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Panel discussion on movie pre-production held in Yangon
The Panel Discussion on Making Good Movie: Pre-Production was held at the Film Development Centre in Shwetaungkyar Road, Bahan Township, Yangon, yesterday afternoon.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar


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This week’s morning news feature photo acknowledges World Rabies Day, September 28.


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Stella-maris graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, Education from Ebonyi State University, Nigeria in 2005.

Between November 2010 and February 2012 she was a staff writer at Daylight Online, Nigeria writing on health, fashion, and relationships. From 2010 – 2017 she worked as a freelance screen writer for ‘Nollywood’, Nigeria.

She joined AEC News Today in December 2016.

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