Myanmar morning news for July 12

Myanmar morning news for July 12
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Myanmar morning newsYazagyo Dam resumes power generation, starts supplying to national grid
The Yazagyo Dam, which received reduced water supply from the Nerinjara River this summer and was in danger of drying up, resumed power generation at its 2MW plant and began supplying electricity to the national grid on 9 July according to Staff officer U Myo Tun, incharge of the dam.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hanthawaddy International Airport Project to Begin Next Year
Details are mostly ironed out in the much-delayed international airport project, with large investments coming from the Japan.
— Irrawaddy

Genocide is happening in Myanmar, Rwandan survivor says
‘I myself saw the first signs of genocide in Rwanda when I was five years old. Because I was a Tutsi, I was called a snake and a cockroach,’ says Yolande Mukagasana
— Business Live

Insurance, banking and electricity to see more investor interest
While the oil and gas industry has the seen the most interest from investors, banking and financial services, telecommunications and the manufacturing industries are expected to be the focus in the years ahead as the country’s economy grows.
— Myanmar Times

Bangladesh-Myanmar trade frustrated at Maungdaw trading point
Since the Myanmar government cut off mobile data services in northern Arakan townships on June 20th, it has created a hindrance for traders who are exporting goods to Bangladesh through the Maungdaw border trading point.
— Fresh Plaza

5 more investment enterprises permitted in Myanmar
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently permitted five local and foreign investment enterprises, the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) said on Thursday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar pineapple farmers frustrated by Chinese
Traders and farmers are facing difficulties following a Chinese block on imported pineapples from Myanmar at the border gate in Muse, northern Shan State.
— Fresh Plaza

Rice trading center in Shwebo to go public
After opening its fifth outlet in Sagaing Region, Shwebo Rice Trading Center is planning to change its corporate status to public to be on par with other trading centers in Myanmar, U Phyo Thura, vice president of the company, told The Myanmar Times on July 10.
— Myanmar Times

Dams on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river could fuel more conflicts in the country
Myanmar makes many headlines these days. While most of the focus has been on the Rohingya issue, the country is also heading towards an important economic and livelihood crisis.
— Menafn

MTSH planning a mall for Thilawa SEZ
Myanmar Thilawa SEZ Holdings (MTSH), a Yangon Stock Exchange listed real estate developer with a focus on developing Special Economic Zones (SEZ), is planning to build a mall in the Thilawa SEZ south of Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Workshop on E-commerce for Trade Negotiators held in Nay Pyi Taw
A workshop on E-commerce for Trade Negotiators was held at Ministry of Transport and Communications in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The purpose of the workshop is to build capacity of staff so that Myanmar can catch up with other ASEAN countries in implementing projects included in ASEAN economic community 2025.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Death toll of H1N1 influenza rises to 37 across Myanmar
The death toll caused by A (H1N1) pdm 09 influenza has risen to 37 across Myanmar as of Wednesday, said the figures released by the Public Health Department under the Health and Sports Ministry Thursday.
— Xinhua

New versions of FinFisher mobile spyware discovered in Myanmar
Security researchers from Kaspersky Lab have discovered new and improved versions of the FinFisher spyware.
— ZD Net

Japan’s Daiwa to launch Myanmar venture capital fund
TOKYO — Daiwa Securities Group will set up a venture capital fund in Myanmar, in a first for a major Japanese financial institution.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar men nabbed on suspicion of producing, selling fake UNHCR cards
Police detained two Myanmar men following a raid at a house in Simpang Ampat, Bukit Tengah, near here, on Wednesday for allegedly producing and selling fake United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees cards.
— New Straits times

Myanmar’s growing taste for wheat launches new journeys
When the bulk carrier New Journey was put to sea in January 2015, Myanmar was in the depths of civil war.
— Hellenic Shipping News

‘National Verification Card barrier to Rohingya return’
A London-based rights group criticized Thursday Myanmar’s National Verification Card (NVC) process, calling it a “barrier to Rohingya return”.
— AA

NRPC, RCSS delegation hold talks in Nay Pyi Taw
The National Reconciliation and Peace Centre led by Vice Chairman Dr Tin Myo Win met with a delegation of the Restoration Council of Shan State (RCSS) led by Sao Pawng Kherh at the NRPC headquarters in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Human traffickers ‘target youth with bad reputations’
Human traffickers target young people who have bad reputations and low moral character, said U Win Naing Tun, director general of the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
— Myanmar Times

Singapore to deport Myanmar citizens for ‘funding’ Rakhine rebels
Men were detained for providing funding to Myanmar rebels designated a ‘terrorist’ organisation by the country.
— Aljazeera

7 Companies Have Expressed Interest in Mandalay Palace Restoration
Expression of Interest submissions opened on July 17 and will be taken until July 22. The restoration plan includes bike paths, pedestrian walkways, restaurants and more.
— Irrawaddy

Bagan’s special highlights of Myanmar tour
With Myanmar’s ancient capital, Bagan, now inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage list, new offerings are being rolled out by various travel companies to promote the destination.
— Travel Daily Media

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 24/2019
Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution held its meeting 24/2019 at the second-floor meeting hall of Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Wheelchair basketball players of Myanmar join training session for 10th ASEAN Para Games
Wheelchair basketball players of Myanmar join a training session for upcoming 10th ASEAN Para Games in the Philippines at the Sport Training Center For Disabled Persons in Yangon, Myanmar, July 10, 2019.
— Xinhua

Vice President U Myint Swe speaks at World Population Day event
Vice President U Myint Swe delivered an opening address at the World Population Day 2019 event held in the Thingaha Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Report: Conditions in Myanmar Not Safe for Return of Rohingya Refugees
Conditions in Myanmar are far too dangerous for the safe, dignified return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who have fled to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, to escape violence and persecution in their home country, according to a report by the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
— Newsgram

UNSG’s Special Envoy meets with local people in Myebon Tsp
Special Envoy of the UN Secretary-General, Mrs Christine Schraner Burgener, and delegation, accompanied by Deputy Minister for Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement U Soe Aung and Rakhine State Security and Border Affairs Minister Col Phone Tint, yesterday met with displaced people of IDP camp in Myebon Township, Rakhine State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Farmer Wounded by Landmine Blast in Northern Shan State
It is currently the rice growing season in Shan State and famers are continuing to attempt to grow food on the land, despite widespread fears of landmines left behind.
— Irrawaddy

Few water vessels under repair at Mandalay Yadanarbon Dockyard
Only a few water vessels are currently under repair at the Mandalay Yadanarbon Dockyard as some vessels have been docked after a drop in the flow of goods. The shipyard is carrying out minor and major renovations to strengthen the vessels.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Loopholes in Myanmar’s Forest Sector Cost Govt Million in Revenue
To fix things, the NLD government must ignore interest groups and reform the State-owned Economic Enterprises Law, says Forest Trend’s Daw Khin Saw Htay.
— Irrawaddy

Experience Myanmar’s golden past with The Strand
Myanmar (or Burma as it was known at the time) was one of the first countries in South East Asia to open up to international tourism in the early 20th century. As the new century dawned, travellers and explorers began arriving in Yangon by steam ship and later by air, drawn to Myanmar for its incredibly rich and well preserved heritage, as well as its fascinating and diverse culture.
— Travel Daily Media

Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar offers Waso robes to members of Sangha
Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar offered Waso robes to members of Sangha yesterday at the office No.54 in Nay Pyi Taw. The ninth Waso robe offering ceremony of Constitutional Tribunal of Myanmar was attended by Chairman U Myo Nyunt and wife Daw Htay Yi, members U Tin Maung Myint, U Myint Win, U Khin Maung Cho,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Heavy rains expected in next 72 hours
The Department of Metrology and Hydrology (DMH) has issued a warning of heavy rainfall within the next 72 hours.
— Myanmar Times

Indian Media Body Asks Govt to Withdraw Restrictions on Journalists
Restrictions imposed by a newly appointed minister are only the latest in ongoing press attacks and restrictions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office in 2014.
— Irrawaddy

Dr Pe Myint discusses community centres, media ethics at meeting
Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint received trainees undertaking the Media and Information Literacy Course No.1, conducted by the Information and Public Relations Department, yesterday afternoon at the ministry in Nay Pyi Taw. During the meeting, the Union Minister said that the course came about due to the requirements of the present time.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Four Arakanese Deportees from Singapore Arrive in Yangon
Singapore Home Affiars accuse the deportees and the brother of an AA chief still in the custody of organizing and raising funds for the Arakan Army from Singapore.
— Irrawaddy

The town of Hsipaw is both a literal and symbolic crossroads in Myanmar’s northern Shan State. Trucks straining under the weight of Burmese logs bound for China and others filled with cheap electrical goods moving the opposite way pass each other at the bustling center of town.

India Receives Above Normal Rains this Week, Spurring Crop Planting
Monsoon rains are crucial in a country with more than half its arable land rain-fed and agriculture accounting for 15 percent of its economy.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for Border Affairs receives Chinese Ambassador
Union Minister for Border Affairs Lt-Gen Ye Aung received Chinese Ambassador Mr Chen Hai yesterday at his office in Nay Pyi Taw. During the meeting, they cordially discussed matters related to peace and stability and development in border areas, human resources development of national races youths, and socioeconomic development of people in border regions.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

World’s Major Cities to Face ‘Unknown’ Climate Conditions by 2050
A on climate changes in global urban centers showed that 77 percent of the cities it looked at will experience a striking change in climate conditions by 2050.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focuses on Asean’s endangered species, here, the white-bellied heron (Ardea insignis)


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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