Myanmar morning news for September 6

Myanmar morning news for September 6
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K3 trillion more expected from higher power tariffs
The government is expected to collect K3 trillion more from the electricity generation in fiscal 2019-2020 compared to the previous year now that power tariffs have been raised since July, Deputy Minister of Planning and Finance U Maung Maung Win said in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the Union) on Wednesday.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar plans to privatize water distribution in Yangon
Myanmar’s Yangon municipal authorities have planned to privatize water distribution as part of its efforts to deal with water pipe leakage, water losses and staff shortage, according to the Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) Thursday.
— Xinhua

Myanmar’s biggest airport closed after Chinese-made military plane skids off runway
Myanmar’s largest airport was forced to close temporarily after a military plane skidded off the runway, forcing inbound international flights to be diverted, an official at the civil aviation department said on Thursday.
— South China Morning Post

The Day Three Myanmar Banknotes Suddenly Became Worthless
On this day 32 years ago, the government of the Burma Socialist Programme Party (BSPP) announced the demonetizing of Myanmar’s 25-, 35- and 75-kyat notes in a move that would eventually bring about the fall of one-party dictatorship under military dictator General Ne Win.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay poultry farmers blame high chick prices for losses
Poultry farms in Mandalay Region are suffering losses because of high chick prices and can’t make enough money to offset production costs, according to U Kyaw Htin, chair of the Mandalay Livestock Federation.
— Myanmar Times

Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein) to produce 150,000 ampoules of anti-venom
Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory (Insein) under its famous brand name BPI will produce 150,000 ampoules of freeze-dried anti-venom which can be kept at normal temperature in remote areas.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s domestic gold price surges to record highest as USD appreciates
Myanmar’s domestic gold price unprecedentedly reached its highest record of 1.3 million kyats (843.8 U.S. dollars) per tical this year as the U.S. dollar continues appreciating against the kyat on Thursday, according to the latest market prices.
— Xinhua

Myanmar Army Suspected in Torching of Rakhine Village
A village with more than 50 households in Myanmar’s strife-torn Rakhine state was torched by government soldiers on Wednesday and Thursday, the latest in at least six such burnings in recent weeks a local witness and a spokesman for the Arakan Army told RFA’s Myanmar Service.
— Radio Free Asia

Bosses of Myanmar’s Controversial New Yangon City Project See Major Shakeup
Two of the five directors of the company to develop New Yangon City, which involves a corruption-tinted Chinese company, have been replaced.
— Irrawaddy

Myanmar, Denmark launch 2nd phase of labour market project
The launching ceremony of the second phase of the Labour Market Project was held at MGallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Dengue Fever Kills 68 in Myanmar in 8 Months
Dengue fever has infected over 10,000 people in Myanmar this year, most of them children. The highest number of cases have been in Irrawaddy Region, followed by Yangon.
— Irrawaddy

Mandalay rakes in more than K2.6B from business licenses
The Mandalay City Development Committee (MCDC) received more than K2.6 billion from the auction of business licenses for fiscal 2019-20, said U Kyaw Zaw Aung, member of MCDC.
— Myanmar Times

India-Myanmar bilateral relations ‘to reach new heights’
India’s ambassador for Myanmar, Shri Saurabh Kumar, exuded confidence on ‘enhancing bilateral relations between both the countries to new heights’ as the deeper engagements of recent years between both the countries has already started yielding results.
— Mizzima

Myanmar: Pastor facing imprisonment for revealing horrors of religious persecution
A Baptist minister from Myanmar who spoke with President Donald Trump about being “oppressed and tortured by the Myanmar military government” during a visit to the White House could be prosecuted for his comments.
— Christian Post

Fourth plane accident in Myanmar this year
A military transport plane has skidded off the runway at Yangon International Airport resulting in temporary closure of the airport on Thursday morning.
— Myanmar Times

Woori supports entry into Myanmar
Woori Financial Group Chairman Sohn Tae-seung, left, holds an MOU with U Zaw Min Win, chairman of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, during the Korea-Myanmar Business Forum in Yangon, Myanmar, Wednesday.
— Korea Times

China CAMC Engineering inks Construction Contract for Myanmar Shipyard Expansion
China CAMC Engineering announced that the company has inked commercial contract with Directorate of Procurement, Office of the Commander-in-Chief (Army) Myanmar for the third phase project development of Myanmar Thilawa Shipyard.
— Steel Guru

UN experts seek deeper probe of Rakhine abuses
A group of UN experts has sought a deeper investigation into claims of people being held incommunicado and the abuse of detainees in restive Rakhine and Chin states during clashes between the Tatmadaw (military) and Arakan Army (AA) that started last December.
— Myanmar Times

ADB loan approved for Rural Road and Access Project
Parliament Wednesday approved taking a loan worth 51.2 million U.S. dollars from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to upgrade roads in rural areas, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Posco International’s No. 2 rice processing complex in Myanmar operational
Posco International Corp., the trading arm of South Korean steelmaking conglomerate Posco, has completed construction of its second rice processing complex (RPC) in Myanmar, raising its capacity to source global grain market.
— Pulse News

AVIS Car Rental now in Myanmar
AVIS rental car has announced its latest expansion into Myanmar to support both business and leisure travelers. The new Avis Myanmar head office is located at Inya Lake Hotel, Yangon.
— Eturbo News

4 BGP members sent back to Myanmar
The Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) yesterday sent back four of Myanmar’s Border Guard Police (BGP), who were detained on the Bangladesh side of the border for trespassing.
— Dhaka Tribune

Myanmar, South Korea ink agreements on infrastructure, investments
Myanmar and South Korea inked a series of agreements on economic and infrastructure development during South Korean President Moon Jae’s visit to Nay Pyi Taw on Tuesday.
— Myanmar Times

Food-court strike gathers steam at Mandalay University
More students on Wednesday joined a strike against the construction of a food court on the campus of Mandalay University, which they claim lacked transparency.
— Myanmar Times

What Kind Of Shareholders Own Myanmar Metals Limited (ASX:MYL)?
The big shareholder groups in Myanmar Metals Limited (ASX:MYL) have power over the company. Generally speaking, as a company grows, institutions will increase their ownership.
— Yahoo News

Saemaeul education in Myanmar
Myanmarese people attend a two-day education program on rural redevelopment in Myanmar on Sept. 5, 2019, in this photo provided by the Korea Saemaeul Undong Center.

Shwe Kokko: A paradise for Chinese investment
A Border Guard Force and a Chinese company have teamed up to build a hi-tech city on the border north of Myawaddy, with seemingly little regard for Myanmar law and the livelihoods of the local Karen.
— Frontier Myanmar

Union Minister attends 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, related meetings in Bangkok
Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing attended the 37th ASEAN Energy Ministers’ Meeting and related meetings, opening ceremony of the 2019 ASEAN Business Forum, a meeting between ASEAN energy ministers and International Energy Agency, International Renewable Energy Agency meeting-IRENA and other related meetings.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Pyithu Hluttaw approves motion on completing construction tenders, works in FY first quarter
At the 17th meeting of the Second PyithuHluttaw’s 13th regular session in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning, a motion urging the Union government to implement fiscal change by calling for the completion of construction tenders and works in the first quarter of the fiscal year, starting from the 2019-2020 financial year, was approved after discussion.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister U Kyaw Tin receives Danish Minister for Employment
U Kyaw Tin, Union Minister for the Ministry of International Cooperation, received Mr. Peter Hummelgaard Thomsen, Danish Minister for Employment yesterday at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

ROK President, First Lady conclude state visit
PRESIDENT of the Republic of Korea Moon Jae-in and wife Kim Jung-sook, on their goodwill visit to Myanmar, departed from Yangon at 10:20 am yesterday by a special flight.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister Lt-Gen Sein Win receives Ambassador of Thailand
Union Minister for Defence Lt-Gen Sein Win received Ambassador of Thailand Mrs Suphatra Srimaitreephitak at his office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Health & Sports Minister discusses regional cooperation in 72nd WHO SEA Session
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe attended the 72nd Session of the WHO Regional Committee for South-East Asia from 2 to 4 September in New Delhi.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Army Says It Recaptures Village in Buthidaung from AA
Rebel group denies it was in Oo Yin Tha; some local residents say the Myanmar military entered the empty village and torched all the homes.
— Irrawaddy

Rural Development Department receives ASEAN Renewable Energy Project Award
The 37th ASEAN Energy Business Forum 2019 took place at Bangkok in Thailand from 3 to 5 September 2019 Awards alongside the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting, including the renowned ASEAN Energy Awards.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Armed men rob drivers, torch seven vehicles on Mandalay-Muse highway
A group of 20 armed men in plain clothes blocked the highway near Kutkai in northern Shan State on September 3 and set fire to seven southbound vehicles, after ordering their drivers and passengers to hand over their money and mobile phones.
— Frontier Myanmar



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