Myanmar morning news for January 14

Myanmar morning news for January 14

Myanmar morning news

Yangon airport installs digital concierge to help passengers
The Yangon International Airport on Sunday launched a digital-concierge system aimed at helping travellers in the country’s premier airport, a senior official said.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar adds more countries to visa-on-arrival list
Myanmar government has added more countries to its list of countries whose citizens would be extended the visa-on-arrival (VoA) facility, reports said.
— WIO News

Yangon starts project to supply water for growing population
The Yangon government has begun a project aimed at supplying more water to the region’s fast growing population by tapping the Toe River, which is one of the eastern most distributaries in the Ayeyarwady Delta.
— Myanmar Times

Xi plans Myanmar trip this week to expedite BRI projects facing slowdown
Chinese President Xi Jinping plans to visit Myanmar, a key neighbour of India this week, as Beijing seeks to ramp up support for BRI that will open connectivity in Bay of Bengal.
— Economic Times

More transparency needed for China deals, Myanmar officials say
With Chinese investments in Myanmar expected to rise, more should be done to ensure transparent and responsible business practices between Chinese companies and the Myanmar government, industry watchers said.
— Myanmar Times

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Over 16,800 brand new cars sold in 10 months last year
A total of 16,863 brand new cars were sold in Myanmar within 10 months till October 2019, an over 25 percent increase compared to the same period of the year before, according to the data released by the ASEAN Automotive Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar sends nearly 200 Rohingya captured at sea to Rakhine camps
Nearly 200 Rohingya Muslims arrested at sea last month by Myanmar’s navy after a voyage of hundreds of kilometres have been sent back to Rakhine state, officials said Monday.

Union Minister U Ohn Win inspects gemstones processing, plant nursery, greening plots in Mandalay Region
Union Minister for Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation U Ohn Win inspected processing of gemstones, construction of office buildings, plant nursery for public and greening plots in Mandalay Region on 12 January.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Wave Money triples annual remittance, sees continuing growth in Myanmar
Wave Money is seeing better growth and potential in the mobile financial services (MFS) space.
— Myanmar Times

Thailand’s KBank to acquire 35% stake in Myanmar’s A Bank
Thailand’s Kasikorn Bank (KBank) is preparing to invest in Ayeyarwaddy Farmers Development Bank (A Bank) in Myanmar, KBank told The Myanmar Times via email.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar property developers look forward to 2020 after a difficult year
Property developers are looking forward to a better year in 2020 after a trying and challenging 2019.
— Myanmar Times

Free operations for patients with cleft lip, pallet, club foot, hand, tumours, burns to be performed in Monywa
The Myanmar Chefs Art and the German Inter Plast will provide free operations for patients with cleft lip, pallet, club foot, hand, tumours and burns at the People’s Hospital in Monywa Township, Sagaing Region, from 19 January to 1 February.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Auditor-General Raises Concerns That Yangon MPs Can’t Properly Debate Govt Spending Without Her Full Report
The Yangon auditor-general is unhappy with the summary of her FY2017-18 report, and says it won’t allow MPs to properly scrutinize the regional government’s spending.
— Irrawaddy

Number of aging population estimated to reach 13 m in 2050
Like other countries, the number of aging population in Myanmar is rapidly growing and is expected to reach 13 million in 2050, according to the figures from the Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement.
— Eleven Myanmar

Honouring the best in Myanmar’s publishing industry
Everyone deserves recognition and congratulations for their outstanding efforts in different fields. Creating awards for different sectors in publishing encourages better performance, quality and results.
— Myanmar Times

Two CBT destinations in Sagaing Region host 1,976 visitors as of Dec
A total of 1,976 tourists and local travellers visited two Community-Based Tourism (CBT) sites in Sagaing Region as of December, 2019, said U Aung Thu Oo, head of the Sagaing Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

PyinOoLwin Children’s Literary Festival launched with festive opening ceremony
The opening ceremony of the PyinOoLwin Children’s Literary Festival was held at B.E.H.S. No (1) PyinOoLwin at 9a.m. yesterday and was attended by Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint and officials.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two mahouts killed by elephant in musth in Bago Region
A male elephant in musth trampled two mahouts to death on 10 January while it was being bathed in a creek in Kyauktaga, Bago Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Joint Committee on Amending 2008 Constitution holds meeting 1/2020
The Joint Committee on Amending the 2008 Constitution held its 1/2020 meeting at Pyidaungsu Hluttaw Building D in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Myanmar govt to increase licence fees of employment agencies
The government is discussing an increase in licence fees paid by employment agencies sending workers to Thailand, a senior labour official said.
— Myanmar Times

AA Soldiers Beat Civilians After Attempted Rape in Myanmar’s Chin State
A local group says Arakan Army soldiers beat civilians in Paletwa, Chin State when they attempted to stop one soldier from raping an ethnic Khumi woman.
— Irrawaddy

18 shortlisted applicants interviewed for permanent residence status
The Central Committee for Implementation of Permanent Residency interviewed the 18 shortlisted applicants for permanent residence status at the Ministry of Labour, Immigration and Population in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Health Research Congress holds 48th iteration in Yangon
The opening ceremony of the 48th Myanmar Health Research Congress was held at the Medical Research Department in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar upgrades human milk bank in women’s hospital
The government has upgraded the first human milk bank in the country at the Central Women’s Hospital in Yangon, which stores pasteurised breast milk provided by mothers, a senior official of the Ministry of Health and Sports said.
— Myanmar Times

45 years of cooperation makes Myanmar ties brighter
A Myanmar independence celebration in Seoul last week addressed why Myanmar and Korea have reasons to believe their partnership can be further expanded on the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations in 2020.
— Korea Times

Sharon Garin falls in love with Myanmar
The Aambis Owa congresswoman recently flew to Bagan in Myanmar and woke up extremely early just to catch the sunrise. It did not disappoint as the politiko was amazed with the sprawling horizon.
— visayas

Myanmar needs to create environment for early Rohingya repatriation: Japan
Japan wants Myanmar to ensure the required environment in Rakhine State so that the Rohingyas, now temporarily sheltered in Cox’s Bazar, can return to their place of origin as soon as possible, says its Ambassador here in Bangladesh.

Myanmar Press Council will work with the UEC for media coverage of the 2020 election
Myanmar Press Council (MPC) Chairman Ohn Kyaing said that they will coordinate with Union Election Commission (UEC) for covering election news during the forthcoming 2020 general elections over the whole country, not only in the designated townships.
— BNI Online

KNU to concrete ceasefire through political talks
Karen National Union (KNU) will implement the agreements included in nationwide ceasefire agreement (NCA) in addition to concrete ceasefire through political talks, announced the KNU on January 11 after negotiation between Tatmadaw delegation led by Maj-Gen Myo Win, Commander of Southern Command and representatives of the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) led by Brig-Gen Saw Tar Malar Taw at the liaison office of KNU in Kyaukkyi, Bago Region on January 10.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rakhine Baby Shot Dead by Myanmar Soldiers: Father
A Rakhine villager says Myanmar troops shot his baby boy dead while they were returning to their village after fleeing fighting in December.
— Irrawaddy

Water a worry for Myanmar’s farmers
Myanmar’s rice growers are increasingly concerned about the amount of water in the country available for the irrigation of their crops, industry insiders say.
— Myanmar Times

Preparations underway for Yangon-Cocokgyun ferry service: YRTA
By Nyein Nyein Preparations are on to provide water transport between Yangon and Cocogyun under the guidance of the Yangon Region government, and arrangements are being made for commissioning a vessel for operating the service, said U Hla Aung, Joint Secretary of the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Conservationists conduct waterbird census at Inle Lake sanctuary
Birdwatchers watching waterbird census in Inle lake in Shan State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Two police vehicles damaged in AA mine attack
Two police vehicles were damaged by remote-controlled explosive mines by the Arakan Army (AA) in Mrauk-U on 11 January, but no casualties were reported, according to state media.
— Mizzima

Immediate termination of fish-cum-poultry farming impacts dependents and food self-sufficiency
The immediate termination of fish-cum-poultry farming may have an impact on those relying on farming, investments and the food self-sufficiency of the country and the public, according to Myanmar Livestock Federation.
— Eleven Myanmar

Southern Shan State sees over 500 car accidents last year
More than 500 car accidents occurred in southern Shan State killing 234 people, and actions were taken against 313 in 2019, according to traffic police sources.
— Eleven Myanmar

18th Cambodia- Laos-Myanmar- Vietnam senior economic officials’ meeting opens
The 18th Cambodia- Laos -Myanmar- Vietnam senior economic officials’ meeting (CLMV SEOM) was opened in the capital city of Hanoi yesterday.
— Sggp News


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