Myanmar morning news for October 9

Myanmar morning news for October 9

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar pumps 400 M cubic feet of natural gas and 16,000 tonnes of crude oil daily to China
China imported about 400 million cubic feet of natural gas from Shwe natural gas project in Rakhine offshore and about 16,000 tonnes of crude oil from Made Island in Rakhine State daily, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Investments: another corporate casualty of Myanmar’s ‘harsh realities’
London-listed Myanmar Investments International (MIL), the latest of several foreign investors to turn its back on Myanmar, has blamed its decision to wind up on the impact of the conflict in northern Rakhine, a “complex” political situation and what it calls the slow pace of reform.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to benefit from ASEAN trade pact: official
Myanmar will reap the benefits of a regional trade pact being hammered out by the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), according to its secretary-general, Lim Jock Hoi.
— Myanmar Times

Marine export earnings hit over 728 m USD
In 2018-2019 fiscal year, Myanmar earned 728.257 million US dollars from exports of 583,676.354 metric tons of marine products, according to Myanmar Fishery Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to introduce auto-identification system on coastal vessels
Myanmar is set to install automatic identification system (AIS) on its coastal and fishing vessels to ensure maritime security, according to the Department of Marine Administration (DMA) Tuesday.
— Xinhua

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Managing employees in Myanmar: Pay, time off, and other requirements
As Myanmar continues to open to foreign investment, employers from other ASEAN countries and places farther afield have been setting up local operations. Understanding the requirements of Myanmar labour law is, of course, a crucial part of this.
— Bangkok post

Remittance by Myanmar migrant workers exceeds 500 bln USD
Till June this year, the total remittance of money by Myanmar migrant workers amounted to over 500 billion US dollars, according to the Department of Labour.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon Region government to sell land in three phases
Plots of land owned by the Yangon Region government will be sold in three phases for the purpose of setting up industrial businesses and public housing, said U Than, the Joint Secretary of the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Meat industry urged to modernise to counter swine fever
Myanmar needs to modernise its meat industry to counter the spread of African swine fever (ASF), insiders who attended conferences organised last week by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) agreed.
— Myanmar Times

More time needed before expatriates consider relocating to Nay Pyi Taw
Myanmar’s administrative capital still lacks international standard healthcare, residential housings, and convenient transport connections to convince expatriates to relocate to the city, according to a recent property survey by Picon-Deed Property Consultants.
— Myanmar Times

Telenor Myanmar offers free upgrade to Facebook app
Telenor Myanmar has announced that customers can upgrade their Facebook App with no data cost until 31 December. This enables customers who use old versions of the Facebook App to upgrade and access the app’s latest features.
— Telecompaper

Car makers up local production despite challenges
Car makers in Myanmar have been increasing production of locally assembled automobiles in response to higher demand.
— Myanmar Times

Armed men rob villagers, kill cattle in Myanmar western state
Seven armed men have robbed gold and cash from five houses in two villages, shooting dead two cows in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state, Myanmar Police Force said Tuesday.
— Xinhua

MOALI holds 6th Annual MSR of National Community-Driven Development Project
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation organized the 6th Annual Union-Level Review (MSR) for Myanmar National Community-Driven Development Project (MNCDDP), implemented by the Department of Rural Development, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation in collaboration with the World Bank.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bangladesh-Myanmar: Failed Repatriation – Analysis
Following two failed attempts to repatriate the Rohingyas, Bangladesh officials stated, on October 3, 2019, that Bangladesh would not make a third, to begin the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingyas sheltered in the Cox’s Bazar District, along the Bangladesh-Myanmar International Border.
— Eurasia Review

Bagan Archaeological Museum welcomes 295,284 travelers
A total of 295,284 local and foreign travellers visited the Bagan Archaeological Museum in NyaungU District of Mandalay Region in the 2018-2019 fiscal, said U Nyi Mon, the Deputy Director of the Archaeology and National Museum Department.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Mayor Defends 80-Car Budget Binge
Yangon’s mayor says buying 80 new cars for municipal committee heads and members is a sensible use of the chaotic city’s budget.
— Irrawaddy

Why we must eliminate malaria in Myanmar
Malaria is said to be as old as mankind. Worldwide it has killed more people than any other disease in history.
— Myanmar Times

China-Myanmar International Marathon to kick off in December
Enthusiastic runners will soon have the chance to run a marathon between China and Myanmar at the 2019 Ruili China and Muse Myanmar International Marathon.
— Xinhua

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Leading Rakhine Party Calls on Myanmar Govt to Provide IDP Aid
The Arakan National Party says no progress will be made in Rakhine State until the government stops fighting rebel groups and changes the military-drafted Constitution.
— Irrawaddy

India provides 10,000 anti-rabies vaccines to Myanmar
India also plans capacity building programmes for Myanmar’s doctors and paramedics with the help of ICMR.
— Dna India

Nationalist Group Distributes Pamphlets Attacking Myanmar Govt in Mandalay
‘All Myanmar People’s United Front To Fight All Forms of Repression’ accuses NLD of neglecting citizens in favor of Rohingya in papers found in Maha Aung Myay Township.
— Irrawaddy

UCSB discusses civil service reform plan with UNDP
The Union Civil Service Board of Myanmar had a discussion with the United Nations Development Programme in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Group wants to teach public how to stay safe online
A cybersecurity group has launched a campaign to increase people’s awareness of how to avoid falling victim to cybercrime on the internet, a senior executive of the group said.
— Myanmar Times

DFID to continue providing assistance to health sector in Myanmar
The Department for International Development (DFID) is going to continue providing assistance to the health sector in Myanmar, said Union Minister Dr. Myint Htwe of the Ministry of Health and Sports in his meeting with the DFID in Nay Pyi Taw on October 5.
— Eleven Myanmar

AA attacks security members near Thayetpyin village in Buthidaung
The AA came to attack security members who were active near Thayetpyin village in Buthidaung at 6.30 on October 7.
— Eleven Myanmar

Private household meter boxes permitted for YESC civil servants
The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) has allowed private metered electricity boxes for civil servants in particular shared households.
— Myanmar Times

Teachers in Shan conflict zones beg for protection
Teachers in conflict zones, especially women teachers in villages in northern Shan State, have called on the government to give them better protection so that they can focus on teaching their students.
— Myanmar Times

Truck drivers stranded for 8th day along Manipur-Myanmar border
Drivers and cleaners of 35 trucks who had transported sand and stone from a river along the Manipur-Myanmar border have been stranded for the 8th day on Monday in the thick mountains near the permanent check post of the 43 Assam Rifles at Khudengthabi, 12 km from Moreh, the border State.
— The Hindu

New Insein locomotive shed under construction for servicing about 100 carriages daily
Myanma Railways is building a new locomotive shed in Insein Township, Yangon Region, that can repair and maintain around 100 carriages daily.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar sees 764 seasonal flu patients, no H1N1 reported in eastern Shan State
Of 764 patients suffering from flu across Myanmar, 575 are infected with A(H1N1), 62 with A(H3N2) and 128 with influenza B, according to sources from the ministry of health and sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association formed
Private equity firms have come together to form the Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association to give institutional investors a voice when engaging with the local authorities, industry website reported.
— Mizzima

Thayet district to get 14 rural productive roads, 26 water supply tasks
For rural development of the townships in Thayet District, Magway Region, 14 rural productive roads will be built and 26 water supply tasks implemented this fiscal year, according to sources from Thayet District Rural Development Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

Marketing in mobile-native Myanmar
Myanmar as a consumer market may not have lived up to the outsized optimism that generated breathless media coverage and sent investment rushing in following its emergence from military rule and international sanctions in 2012.
— Campaign Asia

Workers Say Myanmar Factory Closure Suspicious, Demand Jobs Back
A group of workers at the Sky Man steel factory in Yangon say the owners are closing to avoid honoring a compensation agreement, and are demanding their jobs back.
— Irrawaddy

Union Minister for Transport and Communications receives Netherlands Ambassador
Union Minister for Transport and Communications U Thant Sin Maung received Netherlands Ambassador to Myanmar Mr Wouter Jurgens at the minister’s office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Govt asks Norwegian vessel to continue marine research
Myanmar has asked the Norwegian research vessel RV Dr. Fridtjof Nansen to continue its research on the country’s seabed and ecosystem, the Department of Fisheries said.
— Myanmar Times

Gym fitness centre set up for civil service staff in Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory
The Ministry of Health and Sports has opened a free gym fitness centre for the civil service staff at Wunna Theikdi Indoor Stadium in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mortar Blast Hits Two Civilians in Myanmar’s Shan State
A mortar exploded in a tea plantation in Shan State Tuesday, killing one civilian and wounding another; some say the mortar was left after fighting in the area last month.
— Irrawaddy

DKBA Commander Assassinated in Myanmar’s Karen State
A commander of a splinter faction of the Karen National Union was shot Saturday by an unidentified assassin, prompting speculation about internal power struggles.
— Irrawaddy

Yangon to hold Thadingyut light festival
Yangon will celebrate the five-day Thadingyut light festival downtown at Maha Bandoola Park to mark the end of the four-month rain-retreat.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Typewriters business still in demand in Myanmar’s Yangon
Clickety-clack sounds coming from typewriters are heard along a busy old street in downtown area of Myanmar’s Yangon, bringing vibes back from bygone golden era of typewriters.
— Xinhua

Seintalone mango growers in Bogale Township get good prices
Seintalone (Diamond Solitaire) mango growers said they are getting a better price for their mangoes this season due to a huge demand in the Bogale market of Ayeyawady Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

The Death of a Leading Hsaing Musician who Performed for Myanmar Royal Family in Exile
On this day in 1942, renowned Myanmar traditional folk musician Sein Beda died of throat cancer.
— Irrawaddy


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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Post Day, October 9.


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