Myanmar morning news for September 16

Myanmar morning news for September 16

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar’s rubber exports exceed target for 2018-19
Myanmar exported 192,980 tons of rubber worth of 247.56 million U.S. dollars in the first 11 months from October to August of the present fiscal year 2018-19 , exceeding the targeted of 170,000 tons, according to the figures of the Ministry of Commerce on Sunday.
— Xinhua

8 more local, foreign investment projects approved in Myanmar
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently approved eight more local and foreign investment projects, said a release from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Sunday.
— Xinhua

Jade export volume reaches US$ 356 million in 11 months in current FY
Jade export volume reached US$ 356 million in 11 months in the current fiscal year, decreasing by more than US$ 500 million, compared with the same period of the previous year, said an official of the Ministry of Commerce told the Daily Eleven.
— Eleven Myanmar

Govt plans to generate 60,000MW power by 2041
Staff Correspondent: The government is working for raising the country’s power generation capacity to 60,000 megawatt (MW) by 2041, while the current capacity is 22,329 MW. The country requires US$40 billion investment to increase electricity generation to 60,000MW by 2041, according to officials.
— Daily Industry

Yangon- Toungoo railway to be upgraded starting on October 1st
Yangon – Mandalay railway, which is 385.5 mile long, would be upgraded with the help of JICA’s ODA ( Official Development Assistance) for the convenience of travellers by train.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Myanmar aims to become seed exporter in next five or ten years
Myanmar is working to become a seed-exporting country in the next five or ten years, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation.
— Eleven Myanmar

China’s gains in Myanmar divert US attention from human rights
The U.S. seems to be punching Myanmar with one hand while extending another for a handshake.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Myanmar Tourism Bank opens branch in Nay Pyi Taw
A branch of Myanmar Tourism Bank has been opened in Thabyaygone, Nay Pyi Taw with more to be opened in border areas.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar’s NLD brushes off City of London’s move to strip Suu Kyi of award
The City of London Corporation in the United Kingdom has suspended its 2017 honorary freedom award bestowed on Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi, according to the local media.
— Bdnews 24

Twin Authoritarianisms in Myanmar
In the early 21st century, we see that a good part of the world is turning its back on diversity – and this goes beyond Southeast Asia. We see this in Europe, in India, and in the Americas.
— New Mandala

Myanmar struggles to deal with money laundering and related crime
It is probably not well-known that a substantial portion of the proceeds of major crime on a world level are on public display. Buildings with fancy names, fast cars, businesses, lavish lifestyles, and even crop plantations may be a façade covering a shady world.
— Mizzima

Tourist arrivals reach over 2.8 m in eight months
During eight months this year, the number of tourist arrivals reached over 2.8 million, up over 550,000 compared with the same period last year, according to a statement by the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population on September 13.
— Eleven Myanmar

82 pc of local businesses lack preparedness for natural disasters: Survey
According to the survey, 82 per cent of the local private businesses have no necessary preparedness for natural disasters, said Dr. Soe Tun, Co-Chair of Myanmar Private Sector Disaster Management Network, at the talk on “Economic Strength and Emergency Preparedness” held at Novotel Hotel in Yangon on September 13.
— Eleven Myanmar

To help democracy thrive, we must balance self-interest with public interest: State Counsellor
Following is the excerpt of the State Counsellor’s speech delivered at the International Democracy in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mid-year gems emporium to be held on 16-25 Sept
The mid-year Myanmar Gems Emporium for 2019 will be organized from 16 to 25 September in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 70% of human trafficking victims smuggled into China
More than 70 percent of human trafficking victims were smuggled into China, said Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein at the celebration of the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Day.
— Eleven Myanmar

Chinese TV series, documentaries to be aired in Myanmar with local voice dubbing
Chinese historical TV series and documentaries will start airing on Myanmar with local voice dubbing or subtitles.
— Xinhua

Myanmar at risk from worsening climate crisis
This aerial photo taken on August 11, 2019 shows floodwaters submerged areas of Ye township in Mon State. Photo: Sai Aung Main/AFP
— BNI Online

ONCB seizes 25 tonnes of acid after tip-off from Myanmar
More than 25 tonnes of hydrochloric acid were seized earlier this week from the Myanmar border town of Tachilek and Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai district through the joint efforts of Thailand’s Office of Narcotics Control Board (ONCB) and their Myanmar counterparts.
— Thai Visa

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Myanmar Nurse & Midwife Council holds first annual meeting
Myanmar Nurse and Midwife Council (MNMC) held its first annual meeting at the meeting hall of University of Nursing in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Management of Captive Elephants in Myanmar
By Tommy Pauk World Elephant Day was observed in Myanmar on 12 August to help people understand the need for preserving and protecting the giant mammals. Observance of such days is one way people from across the world can be brought together to help the elephants.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pariyatti universities administrative body holds meeting (2/2019)
The central administrative body of the State Pariyatti Sasana universities of State Sangha Maha Nayaka Committee held its meeting (2/2019) at the convocation hall of the State Pariyatti Sasana University (Yangon) at Kaba Aye in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Illegal Migration Bid: 16 Rohingyas held in Teknaf
Members of the coast guard detained 16 Rohingyas from Habirchhara in Teknaf upazila when they were trying to go to Malaysia on a fishing trawler on Saturday night.
— The Daily Star

Myanmar International Series: Kaushal Dharmamer clinches men’s singles title with comeback win over Indonesia’s Karono Karono
Indian shuttler Kaushal Dharmamer clinched the Myanmar International Series with a come-from-behind win over Indonesia’s Karono Karono in a thrilling men’s singles final on Sunday
— First Post

Rohingya Repatriation Failure: PM blames Myanmar
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said Myanmar is dragging its feet on resolving the Rohingya crisis although it signed bilateral agreements with Bangladesh following pressure from the international community, including the United Nations.
— The Daily Star

Pyidaungsu Hluttaw observes International Democracy Day 2019
International Democracy Day 2019 was held at the Thabin Hall of Hluttaw Building in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon, and it was opened with speeches by President U Win Myint and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar fruit and veg women’s rep travels to the US for economic forum
This week, Sandar Myo, representing the Myanmar Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Producer & Exporter Association (MFVP), joins a group of women – and one man – from 18 countries traveling to the United States as part of the Women’s Global Development and Prosperity (W-GDP) Initiative established by the White House.
— Mizzima

Aung San Suu Kyi loses London ‘Honorary Freedom’ award
Elected Members of the City of London Corporation’s Court of Common Council at Guildhall this week voted to suspend the Honorary Freedom for Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s State Counsellor, according to a press release.
— Mizzima

Myanmar National found dead
A man was found hung to death near Catholic Cemetery at Moreh ward no 1 today morning.
— The Sangai Express

Students find joy in new classrooms in Rakhine State
Schoolchildren in Baw Du Pha village, Myanmar, have found new reasons to get excited about going to class, thanks to a brand new school building constructed by Islamic Relief.
— Reliefweb

NRPC and four northern alliance armed groups will meet in Keng Tung
Representatives from the National Reconciliation and Peace Centre (NRPC) and four northern alliance armed groups will meet again on September 17 in Keng Tung, Shan State, according to both sides.
— BNI Online

Compilation of eligible voter lists to complete this month
The compilation of eligible voter lists across the country for 2020 General Election will come to an end at the end of this month, said Myint Naing, the Spokesperson of Union Election Commission (UEC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Migrant kids go 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, southern Thailand, Thai Labour Minister MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul said.
— Myanmar Times



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