Myanmar morning news for February 27

Myanmar morning news for February 27
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Govt to Boost Electric Car Market With 49 New Charging Stations
Industry Minister U Khin Maung Cho on Friday said the government will allow private companies that partner with it to set up and operate charging stations for electric cars.
— The Irawaddy

Inflation in Mandalay highest in the country: Ministry
Mandalay Region’s inflation rate, at 11.53 percent, is the highest in the country due to its status as a major trade hub in the country, said U Myat Thu, Regional Minister for Planning and Finance.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon airport closed temporarily due to thick fog
Yangon International Airport was temporarily closed on February 25 morning due to thick fog, according to airport sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon govt opens property centre
The Yangon Region government has opened the Yangon City Gallery to help the public easily enquire about the prices and locations of housing built by the government, said Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein.
— Myanmar Times

Imports of CMP raw materials rises over 187 million dollars
CMP industries have imported raw materials worth over 885 million USD during 3.5 months this fiscal year, up over 187 million USD compared with the same period last year, according to the figures from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar beans and pulses delegation discusses exports with India
A delegation from the Myanmar Pulses, Beans and Sesame Seeds Merchants Association met with Indian government officials during the India ASEAN Expo and Summit from February 21 to 23, to discuss the resumption of exports of pulses from Myanmar to India.
— Myanmar Times

Businesses eye Mrauk- U, Thandwe airport upgrading projects in Rakhine
Mrauk-U Airport and Thandwe Airport in Rakhine State will be upgraded while a lot of prospective businesspeople have come to enquire about the project, said Rakhine State Minister for Finance, Revenue, Planning and Economy Kyaw Aye Thein during a press conference held on February 22 after the closing of Rakhine State Investment Fair.
— Eleven Myanmar

11 Civilians Missing in Myanmar’s Rakhine State Since Latest Fighting Erupted
Nearly a dozen Myanmar civilians have been missing in the township of Mrauk-U in restive Rakhine state since a mid-month flare-up in fighting between government soldiers and the rebel Arakan Army, though the national military has denied arresting them, people with knowledge of the situation said Monday.
— Radio Free Asia

After decades of conflict, land deadline looms for Myanmar villagers
Naw Pa Eh was just a child when fighting broke out between ethnic Karen and the Myanmar army in her village of Kye Zu Daw in the country’s south.
— Reuters

Prices of lablab pea, rice bean rise on Chinese demand
The prices of lablab pea and rice bean have increased in the Mandalay market on the back of Chinese demand coupled with competitive buying from local warehouses, according to traders in the Mandalay pulses market.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

After Decades of Conflict, Land Deadline Looms for Myanmar Villagers
Naw Pa Eh was just a child when fighting broke out between ethnic Karen and the Myanmar army in her village of Kye Zu Daw in the country’s south.

Fostering sustainable development through enhancement of human resources
A common goal of every nation is development; sustainable development is a requirement for the present-day. Developing countries keep enjoy higher standards of living with determination to free social ills, oppression, diseases, poverty and scarcity of knowledge from advanced countries. In addition, these advanced countries are eager enough to explore mysteries in space.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Yongbang responds to Myanmar Times article
A representative of Shellpay Internet Technology Co has sent The Myanmar Times a statement via email in response to an article the newspaper printed this week.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s 1st Elephant Museum to Open Next Month
Myanmar’s first Elephant Museum will open in Yangon on March 3—World Wildlife Day—to raise awareness of the nature and behavior of elephants and the threats they face today, as well as the measures being taken to protect them.
— The Irrawaddy

Myanmar maid arrested for alleged theft
A Myanmar woman was arrested on Monday for allegedly stealing Bt100,000 from her employer just three days after starting work as a maid at a Bangkok condominium.
— The Nation (very annoying popup)

A special ceremony was held last week in Myanmar to inaugurate a new Israeli demonstration and research plot at the Yezin Agricultural University. The plot will be used to demonstrate to students and faculty members various aspects of Israel’s advanced agriculture and water management techniques.
— Jakarta post

Myanmar, Vietnam to cooperate in crime prevention
Myanmar and Vietnam have signed a bilateral agreement on cooperation in crime prevention and fighting transnational crimes, the Ministry of Home Affairs said on Tuesday.
— Xinhua

Maker of Special Reserve Whisky to launch new products
Sanjay Gupta, CEO of Myanmar Distillery Co Ltd (MDC), which bottles Grand Royal whisky, one of Myanmar’s most iconic brands, is seeing a shift in alcohol consumption trends in the country.
— Myanmar Times

Chinese joint venture assaults two journalists in Kachin: local media
Kachin-based Tha Khin Sit Mining Company has summoned two reporters from Myitkyina Journal to its office and physically assaulted the duo in connection to a previously published article about the locals objecting tissue-culture banana plantations, officials from the journal told local media Myanmar Now.
— Myanmar Times

Constitution committee to review 48 basic principles
The new parliamentary joint committee tasked with amending Myanmar’s constitution will review 48 basic principles of the charter, including the powerful military’s role in politics, amid ongoing objections by the armed forces, RFA reported quoting the head of the panel on Monday.
— Mizzima

USDP Accuses Ruling Party of Pushing Charter Amendments to Spur Protests
The Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) on Monday accused the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) of bringing people onto the streets on the pretext of pushing for amendments to the military-drafted Constitution.
— The irawaddy

Meeting between army and SSPP held at Nay Pyi Taw
The meeting between the Tatmadaw(military) delegation led by Lt. General Yar Pyae and representatives of Shan State Progressive Party (SSPP) led by Vice President (2) Maj-Gen Sao Khun Sai is held at Paung Laung guesthouse in Nay Pyi Taw on February 25 and the army offered the SSPP to hold meeting once a month to build mutual trust.
— Eleven Myanmar

On the trajectory to seed exports
The demand for seeds is rising in Myanmar as farmers have switched to hybrid seeds which can give higher yields compared with traditional seeds.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Rakhine opens new beaches for hotel, tourism investments
The Ministry of Hotels and Tourism and the Rakhine State Government will open up new beaches along the Rakhine coast for new hotel projects in order to draw more tourism investments into the state, said U Ye Aung Moe, director of Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.
— Myanmar Times

KIO asks UNODC to correct wrong expression in Myanmar Opium Survey
Kachin Independence Organisation (KIO) sent a letter to the UNODC saying that the UNODC must correct wrong expressions stated in Myanmar Opium Survey issued on January 11 in 2019 and the UNODC would admit to the wrong expressions and it must be made know to the public.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chinese spring festival held in Yangon
A Chinese cultural troupe held performances in Myanmar’s former capital city of Yangon in celebration of Chinese Spring Festival, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar military fights constitution change
Myanmar’s powerful military has warned against changing the “essence of the constitution” as the ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) stepped up its move to amend the country’s military-drafted charter.
— UCA News

Soldiers frisk monks as Rakhine conflict deepens
The fallout over fighting in Rakhine State has included a Tatmadaw operation to search monks returning to Yangon after sitting exams in Sittwe.
— Frontier Myanmar

Ambitious KBZPay eyes 30m clients in Myanmar
DRIVEN by a population increasingly drawn to technology devices, Myanmar’s fastest- growing mobile wallet KBZPay has set an ambitious target of reaching 30 million customers in the next 10 years, according to Soe Ko Ko, general manager of KBZPay Agent Banking.
— Eleven Myanmar

Telenor Myanmar launches MyTelenor App version 3.0
Telenor Myanmar has upgraded its MyTelenor App to a new version (3.0). The one-stop platform enables customers to manage all Telenor utilities, services and promotions. Customers can now access more benefits including data bonus from ‘Shal Shake’ and also to use the new recharge system using international payment cards.
— Telecompaper

Brighter outlook for BDMS Wellness Clinic’s biz performance
DRIVEN by the rise in awareness of Myanmar people about preventive medicine, BDMS Wellness Clinic (BWC), Thailand’s premier centre of wellness excellence, foresees a brighter outlook for its business performance in the near future, says its chief executive, Raymond Chong.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rebel Group Alliance Proposes Ceasefire With Myanmar Military
The four ethnic armed groups of the Northern Alliance say they offered the Myanmar military a ceasefire during their first meeting with the government’s National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Yunnan Province, China, on Monday.
— The Irrawaddy


Feature photo Soggydan Benenovitch
This week’s Myanmar morning news photo
acknowledges World Wildlife Day, March 3.


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