Myanmar morning news for April 15

Myanmar morning news for April 15
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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar-Thailand trade down 12% in February
Myanmar’s overseas trade with Thailand exceeded US$400 million in February, a decrease of $56 million, or 12 per cent, from this time last year, according to the latest monthly trade report issued by the Ministry of Commerce. The total bilateral trade included some $250 million in exports and …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yankin housing project to emerge as new image of Yangon urban development
The news that Yangon region government and Japanese government are going to cooperate in the reconstruction of Yankin housing project located in Yankin Township is coming into view at a time when collaborative efforts are being made for Yangon urban development. Yangon regional parliamentarians …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Individuals’ border trade reaches over 23 mln USD in mid-FY 2018-19 in Myanmar
Myanmar’s border trade using Individual Trading Cards (ITCs) reached over 34.77 billion kyats (23.18 million U.S. dollars) over the first half of present fiscal year 2018-2019, according to Myanmar’s Commerce Ministry on Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

Vice President U Henry Van Thio, wife grace opening ceremony of Nay Pyi Taw Mayor’s Thingyan Pandal
Vice President U Henry Van Thio and wife Dr. Shwe Hlwan graced the opening ceremony of Nay Pyi Taw Mayor’s Thingyan Pandal at Nay Pyi Taw Town Hall yesterday afternoon. At the ceremony Nay Pyi Taw Mayor Dr. Myo Aung first delivered a New Year greeting speech followed by Union Minister for …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Infrastructural development will enhance resources of Ayeyawady delta
The Ayeyawady Region is a delta area with full of rivers and creeks. Fertile land and abundant aquatic resources are major source of livelihood for local people. The region was widely known as a granary of Myanmar, and the promotion of its agricultural sector is largely related with easy access to …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s Economy Poised for Steady Expansion, Needs Quicker Reforms – IMF
Myanmar’s economy is set to slow down this year after a solid rebound in 2018, but could accelerate in the medium-term if the government continues reforms aimed at improving regulations, encouraging investor sentiment, and ending its decades-long isolation.
— Sputnik International

Golden Myanmar Airlines breaks jet fuel monopoly
Myanmar has opened the door to the first private company to operate an aviation fuel business, potentially ending a state-backed monopoly in the fuel distribution market.
— Consult-Myanmar

IFC extends $3 million loan to SLCM Limited
IFC is providitTng a $3 million loan to SLCM Limited, the Yangon-based subsidiary of Sohan Lal Commodity Management, a Delhi-based agrilogistics group.
— Consult-Myanmar

Myanmar calls for international support as Bagan World Heritage decision looms
The Ministry of Religious Affairs and Culture on Friday called on foreign diplomats to encourage members of the World Heritage Committee to grant World Heritage status to Bagan when the committee meets in June.
— Frontier Myanmar

In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of “Censorship is a shame!” and “We don’t believe in censorship!”
— The Jerusalem Post

Putting elephants before tourists
There are no rides or performances for visitors at an award-winning elephant care camp in the Shan hills where the animals’ health is the top priority.
— Frontier Myanmar

Addressing Myanmar’s Unsettled Restitution Gap
Conflict continue to displace thousands of people accross the globe. Losing one’s home and farmland is not only a legal problem or a matter of statistics.
— ReliefWeb

Myanmar: Full Scale Civil War In Rakhine State – Analysis
The situation in the ethnic front is rather grim, with a full scale civil war going on in Rakhine state where the Tatmadaw and the Arakan Army are engaged in heavy fighting resulting in the civil administration coming to a stand still within two months of the ongoing conflict.
— Eurasia Review

Myanmar warns poets of taking action for performances against govt
In a classroom on the outskirts of Myanmar’s biggest city, a thin, bespectacled university student led about a dozen peers in boisterous chants of “Censorship is a shame!” and “We don’t believe in censorship!”
— Prothom Alo

Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker attends opening of Thingyan festival in Myawady
Amyotha Hluttaw Speaker Mahn Win Khaing Than and wife Daw Nant Kyin Kyi attended the opening ceremony of Kayin State Myawady town Myanmar Era 1380 Myanmar traditional Thingyan central pandal held near Thaungyin Hall in Myawady, Kayin State yesterday afternoon. The ceremony was attended by Pyithu …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon General Hospital on heightened alert for Thingyan
The emergency department of Yangon General Hospital is on heightened alert and has doubled its staff, including specialists, in preparation for the Thingyan holidays, which start on Saturday, a senior hospital official said.
— Myanmar Times

Shwe Than Lwin Co. Ltd. Sky Net Family’s Myanmar traditional Thingyan pandal opens
Opening ceremony of Shwe Than Lwin Co. Ltd. Sky Net Family’s Myanmar traditional Thingyan pandal for transition from Myanmar Era 1380 to 1381 was held at the pandal located in Nay Pyi Taw hotel zone yesterday morning. The ceremony was attended by Union Minister for Information Dr. Pe Myint and …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

President Xi assures Senior General of China’s support
China wants to increase strategic communication and cooperation with Myanmar no matter how the international situation changes, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Contract disclosure good for business in Myanmar, Total says
As a global transparency initiative prepares to require member governments to publish the contracts they sign with oil, gas and mining companies, an executive for French oil major Total discusses the potential benefits of contract disclosure for investors in Myanmar.
— Myanmar Times

Senior General Min Aung Hlaing attends installation of glass pagoda at shrine of Phaungdaw Oo Buddha Images
The ceremony to offer the installation of the glass pagoda in the prayer hall of Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda was held, yesterday morning, in the Yadana Sankyaung building of the Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda in Inle, Shan State. Present at the ceremony were Senior General Min Aung Hlaing and wife Daw Kyu Kyu Hla, …
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


This morning’s Myanmar Morning News Roundup is shortened due to the Thingyan celebrations.


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