Myanmar morning news for September 24

Myanmar morning news for September 24

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar to launch Yangon-Mandalay railroad upgrading project
Myanmar has planned to launch the first phase of Yangon-Mandalay railroad upgrading project (Yangon-Toungoo) beginning Oct. 1, according to the Myanmar Railways (MR) Monday.
— Xinhua

Possible corruption in some State-owned businesses without reform: report
Expense of State-owned businesses will hit US$8 billion in the coming fiscal year and corruption is likely to be in some businesses if there is no significant reform, according to a report from MATA (Myanmar Alliance for Transparency and Accountability).
— Eleven Myanmar

How Myanmar’s Military Chief Could Become President
Have you ever entertained the notion that Myanmar’s military chief, Senior General Min Aung Hlaing, could be the president of the country after the 2020 election? No one should underestimate him, as politics here are more unpredictable than anywhere. Still, the possibility depends on at least one big “IF”.
— Irrawaddy

Minister attends event to boost Myanmar-Singapore economic relations
Senior Myanmar officials have attended an event in Singapore as part of efforts to boost economic ties between the two countries.
— Myanmar Times

Trade deficit reaches over $1.2 bn
Myanmar’s trade deficit was set to be US$500 million this fiscal year, but it has reached over US$1,200 million two weeks before the end of the fiscal year, according to sources from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Yangon regional tourism committee endorses projects worth K10.537 bln
The Yangon Regional Tourism Committee has endorsed hotels and guesthouse projects worth K10.537 billion, which are expected to create 252 jobs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon’s boom falls short across river
On her scruffy, downtrodden bank of the river, teashop-owner Khin works just a few hundred metres across the muddy water from Yangon and dreams of the riches promised by a new bridge linking to Myanmar’s commercial heart.
— The Asean Post

Ruling party nixes coalition govt in 2020
The ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) is not keen to form a coalition government after the 2020 election, as it could lead to a stalemate and delay the country’s democratic transition.
— Myanmar Times

Yangon to make efforts to open new CNG fuelling station
A submission for the government to acquire land for a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fuelling station in Yangon Region will be submitted in the coming budget year, said Yangon Region Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forestry and Energy U Han Tun during the sitting of the Regional Hluttaw (assembly) on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

72 factories conduct commercial operations in Thilawa SEZ
A total of 108 companies from 18 countries have hired lands for the construction of factories in Thilawa Special Economic Zone. A total of 72 factories have started conducting commercial operations with the total investment of over 1.61 billion US dollars, said Win Aung, President of Myanmar Thilawa Special Economic Zone Holdings Public Co., Ltd (MTSH).
— Eleven Myanmar

Foreign investment worth of more than US$ 5,400 million flowed in real estate sector from 1988-1989 to 2018-2019 FY
Foreign investment worth of more than US$ 5,400 million flowed in real estate sector from 1988-1989 fiscal year to August of 2018-2019 FY, according to the official statistics of Myanmar Investment Commission.
— Eleven Myanmar

Institutional investors in Myanmar set up association
Leading private equity firms launched the Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association this month to give institutional investors a collective voice when engaging with the Myanmar authorities.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar draws up standards for 26 agricultural products to boost export
Myanmar has drawn up standards and specifications for 26 agricultural products to ensure them meet international standards and to bolster export through improving the quality of the products, according to the Agriculture and Market Information Agency Monday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar launches workplace guide to respecting local culture
Foreign executives and managers in Myanmar can now rely on a handbook about respecting the local culture in the workplace when it comes to defusing possible cross-cultural misunderstandings and potential disputes.
— Myanmar Times

Critics of Myanmar Government Facing Prison Time
Speech critical of the government is under increasing attack in Myanmar. While the military has long been intolerant of criticism, members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s ruling National League for Democracy (NLD) are not far behind. In the past two weeks, NLD officials have filed several criminal defamation charges against government critics.
— Human Rights Watch

Myanmar recruits actor to push tourism
Myanmar’s popular actor and model, Paing Takhon, will act as a tourism ambassador to boost travel from Thailand to Myanmar.
— TTR Weekly

CMP export earnings increase over 18 pc this FY
Till September 13 of this fiscal year, the total export earnings hit over 15.976 billion US dollars, up 595.948 million US dollars, compared with the same period last year, according to the figures from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Electrical Identification System introduced to UEC
Chairman of Union Election Commission U Hla Thein and the officials observed the Electrical Identification System introduced by the Mitsubishi Research Institute (MRI) from Japan.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

110 Myanmar accountants awarded ASEAN CPA certificates
A total of 110 public accountants in Myanmar have been awarded ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Certificates for meeting with set required standards, the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accounts (MICPA), Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

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Over 350 ART centres and branches opened in over 240 townships
More than 350 anti-retroviral treatment centres (ART Centres) and branches have been opened in 242 townships across Myanmar including a district hospital in Myawady, Kayin State, and Thailand-Myanmar border towns for those living with HIV, according to the ministry of health and sports.
— Eleven Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw Council Investment Committee holds Information Event on Myanmar Investment Law, Myanmar Companies Law and Procedures
With the guidance of Nay Pyi Taw Council Investment Committee, ‘Information Event on Myanmar Investment Law, Myanmar Companies Law and Related Procedures’ which was organized by the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Nay Pyi Taw Union Territory Office held on 23 September 2019 at the Mount Pleasant Hotel in the capital. At the event,
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Corruption Busters Defend Poor Record Against Top Figures
The Myanmar Anti-Corruption Commission chief says the body targets lower-level civil servants because most complaints involve junior staff.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, ROK hold forum for cooperation in public administration
Myanmar’S Ministry of Union Government Office jointly organized a forum with the Ministry of the Interior and Safety of the Republic of Korea at Hilton Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday afternoon.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

39 Rohingya Killed in `Gunfights’ With Bangladeshi Authorities in 2019
An increasing number of Rohingya refugees have been killed in alleged gunfights with law enforcement in Cox’s Bazar.
— Irrawaddy

Nearly 1000 jade lots worth Euro 60 mln sold on 8th day of Gem Emporium
The Mid-Year Myanma Gems Emporium 2019 entered its eighth day yesterday, with 975 jade lots sold for 60.968 million euros through open tenders at the Mani Yadana Jade Hall in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

7th UN Peacekeeping Operation course conducted in Nay Pyi Taw
An opening ceremony of the 7th Myanmar-India United Nations Peacekeeping Training Course jointly organized by the Myanmar Tatmadaw and India’s military for the Myanmar Tatmadaw to participate in UN peacekeeping operations was held at the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

USDP, Tatmadaw jointly try to make law that can dissolve parliament
Opposition Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and Tamadaw MPs jointly submitted a constitution amendment bill to Parliament which confers power to the National Defence and Security Council in its functions and duties to be able to dissolve parliament.
— BNI Online

Students in Kachin-controlled territory face education barriers
Students living in areas under the control of the Kachin Independence Organisation face barriers to furthering their studies and careers.
— Frontier Myanmar

Myanmar conflict: Kachin residents turn to drugs amid unrest
Instability, conflict since peace talks stalled in Kachin state have impoverished many, and some have turned to drugs.
— Aljazeera

NGO donates two vehicles to boost rural health service
A local non-governmental organisation has donated two mobile surgery vehicles to the Ministry of Health and Sports to boost the government’s delivery of health services in remote areas of the country.
— Myanmar Times

Union Minister for Construction visits CHID bank
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw visited the Construction, Housing and Infrastructure Development Bank in Dagon Township, Yangon, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

24th Myanmar-India border officials hold meeting in Nay Pyi Taw
The 24th Myanmar-India border officials’ regional level meeting was held at Aureum Palace Hotel, Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MNLA Attacks DKBA Splinter Group in Myanmar’s Karen State
Mon armed group attacks DKBA faction after latter fails to leave area controlled by MNLA near Three Pagodas Pass on Thai border, detaining fighters and seizing weapons.
— Irrawaddy



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