Myanmar morning news for June 15

Myanmar morning news for June 15

Myanmar morning news

Myanmar to revamp governance of industrial zones under new law
Legislators in Myanmar have approved a long-awaited law governing industrial parks that grant regulatory bodies new powers to punish polluters and land speculators.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar govt may end Rakhine internet blackout in August
The internet blackout in Rakhine State may end in August, said the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, as the government had ordered the country’s telecoms to block access in the area until August 1.
— Myanmar Times

International Finance Corporation prescriptions for a Myanmar economic recovery
While the COVID-19 pandemic is still creating economic and trade disruption across the globe, Myanmar is slowly and cautiously opening up its economy in order to get back on the rails.
— Mizzima

Over 10,000 Myanmar migrant workers sent back home via Lashio
A total of 10,249 Myanmar nationals who returned from China have already transported back so far to their native places via Lashio in northern Shan State by train, according to the local authorities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery
The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention.
— AEC News Today

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Hotels tourism sector attacks K180 bln investment in H1 2019-2020FY
Hotels and Tourism sector has attracted domestic investments of over K180 billion in the half of the current financial year 2019-2020, according to the Central Statistical Organization.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar’s exports to Hong Kong surpass import in current FY
The value of Myanmar’s bilateral trade with Hong Kong touched US$180.9 million in the seven four months of the current financial year 2019-2020, with exports surpassing imports, according to data provided by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Heavy rain and tidal waves to occur in Myanmar coastal regions
Due to the low pressure area in Bay of Bengal and monsoon rain, Myanmar coastal region may experience heavy rain and tidal waves according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology (DMH).
— Eleven Myanmar

BLM-Inspired Message Reaches Myanmar
Myanmar activists inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement have launched their own anti-racism campaign in a country where many Muslims and people of Indian heritage are made to feel like outsiders.
— The Asean Post

Myanmar closes delayed biometrics tender amid funding confusion, data protection laws still absent
The government of Myanmar has carried out a tender process for a biometric database for mobile phone subscribers, alarming civil society activists due to the country’s lack of data protection laws, according to The Myanmar Times.
— Biometricupdate

Making the most of GAD reforms
The military’s former bureaucratic arm, the ubiquitous General Administration Department, can help to chart a more federal future for Myanmar.
— Frontier Myanmar

Bago airport plan still on, ministry says
The Myanmar government this month reiterated its desire to press ahead with the proposal to build an international airport in Bago Region, around 80km from Yangon.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar diverts special telecoms fund to biometrics database
The Myanmar government plans to use a special telecoms fund to set up a biometrics database for mobile phone users despite concerns over the lack of privacy protection.
— Myanmar Times

India and Myanmar seek roadmap to help women entrepreneurs
Creating a roadmap for exploring opportunities for collaboration between Indian and Myanmar to empower women entrepreneurs and generate sustainable livelihoods for women was discussed on an online webinar this week, according to the Economic Times.
— Mizzima

Myanmar’s home fitness trend, post-coronavirus
Along with restaurants, bars and shops, it’s normal for gyms to close during Thingyan – Myanmar’s week-long new year’s celebrations.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar maps out a path to recovery
Myanmar released details this week of what it calls a Strategic Roadmap for Tourism Recovery that will establish new normal conditions for tourism to make a comeback.
— TTR Weekly

Myanmar’s mangrove forests are in grave peril
Mangrove forests are under threat across Southeast Asia and in the country of Myanmar alone more than 60% of them were lost within just two decades between 1996 and 2016, according to researchers at the National University of Singapore.
— Sustainability-times

RTAD notifies de-registration of modified vehicles on slip returns before fiscal year-end
Over 100 of the modified motor vehicles are notified of de-registration at the Road Transport Administration Department (RTAD) before the end of the current financial year, to receive slips (import permits) in return, the department recently announced.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

600 migrant workers return from Thailand via Myawady border on 14 June
A total of 600 Myanmar migrant workers returned home through Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Over 1.9 mln broiler chicks permitted to import within 2 months: MLF
In a bid to help meet the domestic needs, more than 1.9 million broiler chicks have been allowed for import between 15 May and 15 July, according to Myanmar Livestock Federation (MLF).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Government continues repatriating Myanmar citizens during COVID-19
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is working in line with guidelines issued by the National Central Committee on Prevention, Control and Treatment of COVID-19 and cooperating with Myanmar embassies abroad to bring back Myanmar citizens facing difficulties caused by the global pandemic in other countries.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Focus on planting trees taking advantage of monsoon rain to save our environment
Taking advantage of the ongoing monsoon rain in the country, volunteers and forest departments in regions and states are planning to plan saplings in the respective regions.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Aid group warns of quarantine facility shortage in Tanintharyi
Migrant workers returning from Thailand at the Kawthoung border crossing in Tanintharyi Region are stranded on the Thai side due to a shortage of quarantine facilities, according to a local migrant aid group.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar maps out a path to recovery
Myanmar released details this week of what it calls a Strategic Roadmap for Tourism Recovery that will establish new normal conditions for tourism to make a comeback.
— TTR Weekly

Stimulants worth over 1 mln USD seized in Myanmar’s eastern state
Myanmar authorities confiscated 711,000 stimulants, worth over 1.4 billion kyats (over 1 million U.S. dollars) in Shan state, according to a release from the Central Committee for Drug Abuse Control (CCDAC) on Saturday.
— Xinhua

Post-COVID – 19: Live and let live with Betel Quid
By Sayar Mya (MOFA) Buzzword is “New Normal” nowadays, and that the language is being deployed almost as a way to quell any uncertainty ushered in by the coronavirus.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

COVID-19 preventive measures implemented in Kawthoung
International Non-Governmental Organization (INGO) and Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) conducted COVID-19 preventive measures at the quarantine centres in Kawthoung, Taninthayi Region, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar MMA fighter continues training in Bali
Myanmar’s famed MMA fighter Bozhena Antoniyar says she will continue training in Bali, Indonesia for the time being due to the coronavirus pandemic.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar, Thai firms bag contracts for PH rice imports
State-owned Philippine International Trading Corp. (PITC) last week started awarding contract bids for the importation of 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice as part of the government’s contingency plan to ensure food security.

Investor interest in Myanmar garment sector still strong despite lower exports
Foreign investor interest in the garment manufacturing sector is still strong despite a fall in the volume of garment exports in fiscal 2019-20, according to the government.
— Myanmar Times

AFF Futsal Championship postponed to 2021
The ASEAN Football Federation has postponed this year’s AFF Futsal Championship to 2021.
— Myanmar Times

UNHCR, Unilever team up to help fight coronavirus in Myanmar
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and Unilever are working together to enhance sanitation and hygiene for families in need in Myanmar, including those in displacement settings and host communities.
— Mizzima

775 migrant workers return from Thailand through Myawady border on 13 June
A total of 775 Myanmar migrant workers returned home through Myanmar-Thai Friendship Bridge (2) of Myawady border town in Kayin State yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Express bus passengers drop to one fifth during pandemic
The number of highway bus line passengers has dropped to one fifth because of coronavirus pandemic, declining from over 30,000 to 6,000, according to the Yangon Region Transport Authority (YRTA).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Health ministry lifts stay-home order at Mayangone township
Residents of Mayangone township in Yangon are no longer under stay-home orders, according to the Ministry of Health and Sports.
— Myanmar Times

ITC border trade hits K29 bln in 7 months of this FY
Border trade value with the use of the Individual Trading Card (ITC) from 1st October to 30 April reached over K29.14 billion, according to the Ministry Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Bagan lacquerware college to conduct free vocational training courses
The Lacquerware Technology College in Bagan will conduct the five vocational training courses in post-COVID-19 period, said Daw Su Su Khaing, the vice principal of college.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Shan State gains momentum for infrastructural development
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw, Deputy Minister Dr Kyaw Lin, Permanent Secretary U Wint Tint and heads of department looked into the requirements of the undertakings for development of urban and rural roads and bridges, housings and other facilities in eastern and northern Shan State through video conferencing from Nay Pyi Taw.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Keep on practising physical distancing to make public places safer
Keeping space between each other is still one of the best tools to prevent global pandemic COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Kayin State Chief Minister inspects preparedness for schools reopening
Kayin State Chief Minister Daw Nann Khin Htwe Myint along with her Social Affairs Minister U Bo Bo Wai Maung and departmental officials inspected preparedness for reopening of basic education schools for 2020-2021 academic year yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Hotels in Chin State to reopen in next week of June
The hotels and guesthouses in Kanpetlet and Mindat in Chin State will be reopened in the third week of June following the temporary suspension because of the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic, according to the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism in Chin State.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

A delivery service, extending image in metropolis Yangon
By Swe Oo Wai In recent days, youths riding bicycles on the roads in Yangon City give door to door service of goods to customers.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Volunteers, CSOs in Sagaing, Mandalay honoured for COVID-19 works
The National Volunteers Steering Committee presented honourary certificates, badges, face masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and civil service organizations in Sagaing and Mandalay regions yesterday for their services in measures against COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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This week’s Myanmar morning news feature photo focus on World Refugee Day, June 20.


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