Myanmar morning news for January 13

Myanmar morning news for January 13

Myanmar morning news

Obstacles to Myanmar’s growth in 2020
The ASEAN Post recently published an article on whether 2020 will be a good year for Myanmar’s economy.
— The Asean Post

Xi Jinping to visit Myanmar as Suu Kyi tours China border state
Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi made a rare trip to a region bordering China days before President Xi Jinping is expected to push for controversial port and dam projects during a visit to the country.
— Thai PBS World

Myanmar: the UN body is building up, and watching
The latest evidence-gathering body, located in Geneva, is for Myanmar. It is one of the United Nations’ “International, Impartial, Investigative Mechanisms”. How is this new body progressing and what can be expected of it? JusticeInfo asked Nicholas Koumjian, the head of the Mechanism.
— Swiss Info

Trade deficit falls by over $970 m in three months
There has been a deficit of just over US$7 million over the past three months of this fiscal year falling by over US$970 million compared to the same period of last year, according to official figures from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

CMP businesses import raw materials worth $608.9 mln
Imports of raw materials by CMP businesses have been valued at US$608.9 million for the three months since October in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, an increase of $49.49 million compared with the year-ago period, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Myanmar Army Attacks Kachin Independence Army Base
The Myanmar army attacked a Kachin Independence Army (KIA) training base in northern Shan State’s Hseni Township on Wednesday, according to local sources.
— Irrawaddy

Financial authorities, Kayin State SMEs discuss loans
Financial authorities held a meeting with small- and medium-sized enterprises in Kayin State yesterday to discuss granting loans to enterprises.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Electrification ratio of Sagaing Region reaches 44%
The 178.56 miles long 230-KV Nabar-Shwebo-Ohndaw cable powerline and the 230/33/11KV 100 AVA Shwebo main sub-power station in Shwebo, Sagain Region, erected by the Department of Power Transmission and System Control (DPTSC) of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy was commissioned into service yesterday morning
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar adds nations to VoA list
Myanmar has eased visa regulations to draw more tourists to the country this year according to Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism U Ohn Maung.
— TTR Weekly

Chinese money, US human rights: in Myanmar’s Kachin State, a delicate balance
While the US-China trade war plays to the audience on the global stage, behind the scenes the two superpowers are engaged in a unique tug of war for influence in one of the world’s more remote corners.
— South China Morning Post

Myanmar approves six more local, foreign investment enterprises
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) recently approved six more investment enterprises from both home and abroad, said a release from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Rice export earnings exceed $250 in three months
During three months of the current fiscal year, Myanmar earned over 250 million US dollars from the exports of around 900,000 tons of rice and broken rice, according to Myanmar Rice Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Neighbouring countries building stronger gems markets than Myanmar
Neighbouring countries are building stronger gems market than Myanmar, which is the country of origin for many gems.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar eyes Unesco listing for ancient beauty regime
Business is brisk at Mr Aye Saung’s souvenir shop in downtown Yangon’s Bogyoke Aung San market, where candy-coloured tubs of thanaka paste – made from the bark of an indigenous tree – compete for the attention of passing tourists.
— The Straits times

Myanmar’s third largest bronze bell cast in Mandalay
Myanmar’s third largest Thiri Thumana Bronze Bell to be kept at Mogok Vipasasana Mediation Centre in Sagaing has been cast in Mandalay, said bronze caster Aung Than Maw.
— Eleven Myanmar

Hteekhee trade shows a steep decline of $81.7 mln in Oct-Dec
Trade between Thailand and Myanmar via the Hteekhee border gate between 1 October and 3 January in the current financial year plunged to US$472.4 million from $554.18 million in the year-ago period, according to data from the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sea trade accounts for over 85% of rice exports in current fiscal
Myanmar’s maritime trade accounted for more than 85 per cent of rice exports and generated an estimated income of US$221.8 million as of 27 December in the current financial year, as per data from the Myanmar Rice Federation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shija performs the first kidney transplant for an international patient from Myanmar
News is just out that for the first time in Northeast India, Shija medical facility performed their first kidney transplant for an international patient from Mandalay, Myanmar.
— Mizzima

China, Myanmar start filming documentary to reflect natural bond
China and Myanmar have started filming a jointly-made documentary, entitled “Drink from the Same River”, to reflect their natural bond. The project is part of an effort to mark the 70th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations.

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Over 234,000 MoU workers leave for Thailand last year
Myanmar dispatched over 234,000 MoU workers to Thailand last year, according to the Labour Department.
— Eleven Myanmar

MoHS producing skilled nurses through degree, diploma courses, on- and off-campus programs
Lecture hall, hostel and dining hall of Nursing Related Field Practice Training School at Dagon Myothit (East), Yangon were opened yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Employment prospects remain lure for human trafficking
Normally, all people are familiar with the term “Human Trafficking”, though its exact meaning, in legal terms, goes beyond the knowledge of most persons.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

AA abducts more than 100 villagers in Paletwa
The Arakan Army (AA) has abducted more than 100 villagers from Kyeelay village in Paletwa Township in Chin State, said U Saw Mya from the Khumi Affairs Coordination Council (KACC).
— Eleven Myanmar

Local sesame farmers pleased with high demand
Local sesame farmers from Myinmu Township, Sagaing Region, are pleased during the sesame harvest because of rising demand from the market.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Paperwork cut for migrant workers as registration deadline looms
The authorities have reduced paperwork and introduced online document submission to help migrant workers and their employers beat the March 31 deadline for renewing work permits.
— Bangkok Post

Yangon hosts J Series Festival for the first time
A Japanese organization sponsored the J Series Festival or the Japanese TV episodes for first time in Myanmar at Yangon Convention Centre (YCC) yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thanlyin gymnasium donated by ROK
A ceremony was held on Friday to open a gymnasium donated by the SeokSung Scholarship Foundation of the Republic of Korea at No 3 Basic Education High School in Thanlyin.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Japan-Myanmar Aung San Vocational Training Institute opens in Insein
The opening ceremony of the Japan-Myanmar Aung San Vocational Training Institute (JMASVTI) was held in conjunction with the stake-driving ceremony at the institute in Singu Ward, Insein Township, Yangon, yesterday morning.
— Eleven Myanmar

MraukU police cars damaged by AA group’s explosives
Two police vehicles were damaged by remote-controlled explosive mines by the AA group in MraukU on 11 January, but no casualties were incurred.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Man dies from bullet wound in Kyaukme, Shan State
A man identified as U Thein Lin Tun (a) Maung Wyne, 22, was fatally shot by four armed and unidentified men on motorcycles in Kyaukme Township, Shan State, yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Remains of WW-II era Japanese soldiers unearthed in Nganzun, Mandalay
The remains of Japanese soldiers from the World War II era were discovered on 10 January at Kanthar Village in Nganzun Township of Mandalay Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon chief attends 3rd International Gems and Jewellery Fair 2020
The opening ceremony of 3rd Yangon International Gems and Jewellery Fair 2020 was held at Lotte Hotel in Yangon yesterday morning, attended by Yangon Region Chief Minister Phyo Min Thein.
— Eleven Myanmar

Former MoFA staff hold annual gathering
The annual gathering of former Ministry of Foreign Affairs staff was held at Rainbow Restaurant in Thingangyun Township, Yangon, yesterday evening.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Villages eaten by the tide on the Gulf of Mottama
The Gulf of Mottama and the rivers flowing into it create a unique natural environment, but one that often poses challenges to the people living on its shores.
— Frontier Myanmar

MARCH symposium held in University of Medicine (2)
Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr Myint Htwe delivered a speech at the Myanmar-Australia Research Collaboration for Health (MARCH) Symposium at the University of Medicine (2) in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Union Minister for Education opens [email protected] National Launching Ceremony
The [email protected] National Launching Ceremony was held at the Novotel Hotel in Yangon yesterday, with an opening speech by Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar


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She commenced as an intern at AEC News Today and was appointed as a junior writer/ trainee journalist on April 2, 2018

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