Myanmar morning news for January 11

Myanmar morning news for January 11

Myanmar morning newsMyanmar raises efforts to export fishery products
Two fish processing plants — TT Cold Store Factory and A&N Foods (Myanmar) Co. Ltd — have been granted permits to export fish caught in the wild to the European Union, according to a report by state media.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar permits 43 foreign investment enterprises in Yangon region in FY 2018-19
Myanmar’s Yangon Region Investment Committee (YRIC) has permitted a total of 43 foreign enterprises with 56.2 million U.S. dollars’ investments as of Jan. 9 in present fiscal year 2018-19 which started in October, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Kyat strengthens against US dollar
The US dollar has been sliding against the Kyat in the local currency market, with the exchange rate touching a low of K1,533 per dollar yesterday, a decline of K9 from 2 January, said money exchangers.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Rohingya Hindu Refugees In Bangladesh Want To Return To Myanmar: Report
Rohingya Hindus, who sought refuge in Bangladesh, want to return to Myanmar but are not being allowed by Bangladesh officials, American daily Los Angeles Times reported.

Bridge project expected to boost China-Myanmar trade
The construction of a new road and bridge near the existing Goke Hteik railway viaduct in western Shan State will begin this year, the Ministry of Construction has announced.
— Myanmar Times

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Myanmar: Frustrated farmers give away melons as checkpoint remains closed
Melon growers from Myanmar gave away some 50 tons of watermelons last Monday, in a protest against the closure of a key border checkpoint for fruit exports in the Muse border trade zone on the Myanmar-China border.
— Fresh Plaza

Documenting Myanmar’s past, one post at a time
It’s just a month old, but a new Instagram account is doing its best to tap into the historical imagination and nostalgia of Myanmar’s social media-savvy youth — and it’s already got our attention.
— Coconut

Beijing fails bid to cut funds for UN’s Myanmar probe
China’s attempt to cut the funding for a United Nations evidence-gathering mechanism tasked with investigations on Myanmar’s international crimes has failed as the UN finalises the budget.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar-China talks to reopen border
A busy border crossing at Muse in the northern Myannmar state of Shan has been closed since 27 December, causing hardship for fresh produce and seafood traders.
— Fruit Net

OUELH expands into Myanmar healthcare with US$19.5m acquisition
OUE Lippo Healthcare (OUELH) is venturing into Myanmar with stake acquisitions in two joint venture companies that own three hospitals, one medical centre and two clinics. This will give the company presence in the key cities of Yangon, Mandalay and Taunggyi, the subsidiary company of OUE Limited said on Thursday.
— Business Times

EU urges Army, Buddhist rebels to halt clashes in Myanmar
The European Union on Thursday condemned an escalation in violence in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state that has led to the displacement of around 4,500 people.

Gov’t Office Minister Urges GAD Officials to Serve the Public with Transparency
U Min Thu, minister for the Office of the Union Government, has urged General Administration Department (GAD) staff to change their mindset and shed old habits when carrying out their duties, according to the Ministry of Information.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar to launch Mekong-Lancang Cultural Exchange Youth Camp
Myanmar will launch Mekong-Lancang Cultural Exchange Youth Camp with the use of Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Fund, aiming at enhancing cooperation between cultural groups and youth artists from six Mekong-Lancang countries, Myanmar News Agency reported on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Gold Biscuits Worth Rs 1.09 Crore Smuggled From Myanmar Seized
Visakhapatnam: Gold biscuits worth Rs 1.09 crore smuggled from Myanmar has been seized from two train passengers at the railway station here, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence said here on Wednesday.
— News18

Strike two for South Dagon shoe factory
As lawmakers consider changes to labour laws, workers go on strike for a second time in six months at a Taiwanese-owned shoe factory in South Dagon.
— Frontier Myanmar

President U Win Myint receives outgoing Laotian Ambassador
President U Win Myint received the outgoing Ambassador of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic to Myanmar, Mr. Lyying Sayaxang, at the Presidential Palace in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— Global Newlight of Myanmar

Pride of Myanmar Awards 2018
The Pride of Myanmar awards has been conceived by a group of like-minded people who believe that there are stars in Myanmar in fields including but not limited to the entertainment industry who need to be recognised on a national platform. So the team created an awards platform that discovers, recognises and promotes these budding and thriving talents who have not just made their mark nationally but on a global platform as well.
— Myanmar Times

Expenses for Rakhine IDPs will be taken from State Disaster Management Fund
Rakhine State government municipal minister Win Myint said that some money from the Rakhine State Disaster Management Fund would be spent on internally displaced persons (IDPs).
— Mizzima

ICRC assists locals displaced by Rakhine clashes
Geneva-based International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has been providing assistance to newly displaced civilians as fighting intensified between Tatmadaw (Myanmar military) and Arakan Army (AA), after the latter attacked police border outposts on Independence Day.
— Myanmar Times

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