Myanmar morning news for September 11

Myanmar morning news for September 11

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar urged to develop microinsurance for the poor
Insurance services in Myanmar need to reach out beyond the existing clientele to support households with lower incomes to manage their insurable risks, participants at an industry workshop said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar’s First Railroad to Get ADB-Assisted Upgrades
Myanmar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications plans to upgrade the Yangon-Pyay railroad, thereby reducing its travel time, the ministry said this weekend.
— Irrawaddy

NASA pioneers malaria-predicting tech in Myanmar
NASA is developing a new technique to forecast malaria outbreaks in Myanmar from space, as the emergence of new drug-resistant strains in Southeast Asia threatens efforts to wipe out the deadly disease globally.

Central Bank will consider further rate liberalisation
The Central Bank of Myanmar (CBM) will consider further liberalising interest rates and allow private banks more freedom to set their own rates to be more competitive, U Soe Min, deputy governor of the CBM told Parliament on Monday.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon Airways to rename as Air Thanlwin from Oct 1
Yangon Airways will be renamed as Air Thanlwin starting from October 1, said Deputy Director General Ye Htut Aung from Department of Civil Aviation (DCA).
— Eleven Myanmar

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Chinese airlines extend wings to Myanmar
More Chinese airlines are eyeing Myanmar as a lot of foreign companies flock to the Asia’s last frontier market.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Industry Minister receives Japanese business delegation
Union Minister for Industry U Soe Win held talks with President of Tsuyatomo Co, Ltd. Mr Yoshihiro Oguri in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two Yangon universities launch human rights app
A mobile application called “A Khwint A Yay” that provides information about human rights conventions and protocols in both the Myanmar and English languages has been launched by the Dagon and East Yangon universities.
— Myanmar Times

Second board to enable trading of non-listed companies planned
A second board will be established to enable the public to trade shares of companies that are not listed on the main board of the Yangon Stock Exchange (YSX), U Htay Chun, member of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar (SECM), said earlier this month.
— Myanmar Times

$185-m ADB loan to be sought for disaster preparedness, rural development, poverty alleviation in 17 townships
A proposal has been submitted to the union parliament planning to seek a loan of US$185 million from Asian Development Bank for disaster prevention, rural development and poverty alleviation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Yangon welcomes first Hong Kong business chamber
Yangon Region Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein welcomed the establishment of the Myanmar-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MHKCCI) and urged more Hong Kong manufacturers to set up shop in the commercial capital.
— Myanmar Times

Over 800,000 foreign visitors enter Myanmar via Tachilek border this year
More than 800,000 foreign tourists entered Myanmar through the Tachilek border from January to September 5 this year, according to sources from the ministry of hotels and tourism.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mandalay gems mart to open at night
Mandalay city officials will extend the trading hours at Mahar Aung Myay gems market until 11pm, a city official said.
— Myanmar Times

Mosquito trials raise hopes of defeating dengue
Hundreds dead in the Philippines; a threefold increase of cases in Vietnam; hospitals overrun in Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia – dengue is ravaging Southeast Asia this year due in part to rising temperatures and low immunity to new strains.

Sugarcane growers are in difficulties due to sugarcane price fall
As sugar prices have also been falling in domestic market during one decade and about 80% of sugar already heaped up at the mills, the sugarcane growers are in difficulties, according to the growers from Mandalay and Sagaing Regions and northern Shan State.
— Eleven Myanmar

Workers Protest Lack of Fishing Rights in Myanmar’s Irrawaddy Region
Fishery workers’ application for rights to fish in lakes rejected in favor of wealthy businessmen, they say.
— Irrawaddy

Volatility of currency exchange rate is crucial for trade and foreign investments: CBM
Local currency depreciation is not a good sign, and the volatility of currency exchange rate is also crucial for trade and foreign investments, said Soe Min, Deputy-Governor of the Central Bank of Myanmar.
— Eleven Myanmar

China-aided youth training program kicks off in Myanmar’s western state
A youth training program, assisted by China, was launched in Myanmar’s western Rakhine State on Monday.
— Xinhua

IATA launches BSP in Myanmar
By Zaw Min GNLM Five airlines and 12 travel agents have signed up initially, with more expected to join. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has launched its Billing and Settlement Plan (BSP) in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Ministry urges farmers to save water
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation has urged farmers to use water more efficiently as there is less water behind the country’s more than 300 reservoirs and dams despite the current rainy season.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar Government Invites Northern Alliance of Ethnic Armies For Talks
The Myanmar government has invited the Northern Alliance group of ethnic armies to meet for talks in October to try to persuade their leaders to sign bilateral cease-fire agreements to end escalated armed conflict with the national military in the country’s far-flung ethnic regions, a government negotiator said Tuesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Pyithu Hluttaw debates on signing Int’l Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
Pyithu Hluttaw debated on signing International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) at the 18th-day meeting of the Second Pyithu Hluttaw’s 13th regular session held at Pyithu Hluttaw meeting hall in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar migrant kids left without teachers
Labour and security officials are working together to get young Myanmar children back into education after their learning centres were forced to close in Ranong, Labour Minister MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul said.
— Bangkok Post

Two Decapitated Bodies Found in Market in Myanmar’s Rakhine State
Headless, mutilated bodies of Arakanese men dumped in Kan Htaung Gyi market; incident is latest in series of brutal, unsolved killings of civilians in northern Rakhine.
— Irrawaddy

Over 8,000 litres of hydrochloric acid seized in Tachilek
Police on Monday seized 8,280 litres of hydrochloric acid as part of a search-and-seizure operation at the Myanmar-Thai friendship bridge in Tachilek. The trade of hydrochloric acid is restricted in Myanmar.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Activist Detained Over Karen Martyrs Day Commemoration
Naw Ohn Hla, chairwoman of the Karen Women’s Union, was detained under unlawful assembly charges; after declining to request bail, she was taken to Insein Prison.
— Irrawaddy

Biggest Vietnamese trade fair in Myanmar to run in December
The biggest annual Vietnamese goods fair in Myanmar will take place in Yangon from December 19 to 22. Held by the Viet Nam Trade Promotion Agency (VIETTRADE) since 2009, the event will feature about 100 stalls this year.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

41st international jetty, International Bulk Terminal Thilawa opened in Yangon
The 41st international jetty at Yangon port including Thilawa port and International Bulk Terminal Thilawa (IBTT) have been opened and port activities have started there, according to sources from the Ministry of Transport and Communications.
— Eleven Myanmar

Ayeyarwady Region health officials enjoin public to report TB cases
The Ayeyarwady Regional Public Health Department is urging the public, government and social groups to immediately inform health officials of people who may have tuberculosis (TB) so that steps can be taken to control the disease.
— Myanmar Times

Government, NCA-S EAO Group hold meeting
Plan to hold 21st Century Union Peace Conference in early 2020 Government delegation and NCA-S EAO (ten Ethnic Armed Organizations signatories of the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement) coordination group held a coordination meeting on peace process at the National Reconciliation and Peace Center (NRPC) in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Into the Forest With Myanmar’s Bamboo-Shoot Harvesters
In the rainy season, Irrawaddy Region farmers venture into the mountains and battle mosquitoes and snakes to supplement their income by harvesting the popular food.
— Irrawaddy

5,220 apartments to be built for civil servants by Ministry of Health and Sports
The Ministry of Health and Sports is going to build a total of 5,220 apartments to accommodate the civil servants during 2019-2020 FY, said Union Minister Dr Myint Htwe of the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Scary! Myanmar man gets a wire in his mouth!
A shocking picture on the 77kaoded site showed a man from Myanmar in hospital in Chonburi with a long wire in his mouth.
— Thai Visa

What Myanmar’s bizarre capital tells us about the future of travel
Naypyidaw, Myanmar, is one of the strangest capital cities in the world. The city, only a decade old, is a sprawling maze of 20-lane highways, government compounds and pastel condominiums.
— Cnbctv18

Vice President welcomes Myanmar’s inter-religious figures
Vice President Jusuf Kalla welcomed some inter-religious figures from Myanmar at his office in Jakarta, Monday, and held a discussion on tolerance, harmony, and situation of interfaith people in both countries.
— Antara News

Myanmar: at least 3 killed, 28 injured in bus overturn
At least three passengers died and 28 others were injured in a traffic accident on the expressway linking Myanmar’s city of Yangon and Mandalay city on September 9.
— VietnamPlus

Court fixes date over property of U Wirathu
Yangon Western District Court has fixed the date for hearing of the attachment of property of U Wirathu in the case against him.
— Mizzima

Bangladesh halts new SIM card sale in refugee camps
Bangladesh mobile operators have on government orders stopped selling new SIM cards to Rohingya refugees, officials said Monday, in a further sign of Dhaka’s impatience following the latest failed repatriation move.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Recent Developments – OpEd
The most important event this month has been the surprising attacks by the three members of the Northern Alliance- the TNLA, MNDAA and the AA on infra structure and Army’s check posts in areas close to the Chinese border.
— Eurasia Review

Myanmar camps built on destroyed Rohingya villages
The latest attempt to repatriate Rohingya refugees to Myanmar has failed after none of the 3,450 people approved to return agreed to do so. In 2017 more than 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar during a military operation.

Lawsuit dropped against KBC chairman
A Myanmar military official on Monday dropped a lawsuit against Hkalam Samson, chairman of the Kachin Baptist Convention (KBC), who had discussed religious freedom with the U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House in July, Anadolu Agency reported.
— Mizzima

Myanmar, Japan set for World Cup qualification showdown in Yangon
The Myanmar national football team will take on Japan in the second match of Group F in 2022 World Cup qualification to be held at Thuwunna Stadium in Yangon today.
— Myanmar Times

Curfew Continues in Northern Myanmar’s Kokang Over Concerns About Armed Conflict
Government officials have extended a long-running curfew in Kokang Self-Administered Zone again amid concerns about stability in northern Shan State.
— Irrawaddy

Iconic Land Rover repeats historic trip
In 1955 six college students drove 16,000 kilometres from London to Singapore, in what was then called the Oxford and Cambridge Far Eastern Exhibition. Now referred to as The First Overland, the trip took some six months to complete and sparked the imagination of travelers for generations to come.
— Myanmar Times



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