Myanmar morning news for March 16

Myanmar morning news for March 16

Myanmar morning news

4000 workers in Myanmar unemployed over shutdown, workforce reduction
About 4000 workers have lost their jobs since the start of the year due to closures and reduction of workforce in 15 factories, according to U Thein Swe, Minister of Labour Immigration and Population.
— Myanmar Times

Imports up $1.5 bln over past five months, MOC reports
The value of Myanmar’s imports between 1 October and 6 March in the current fiscal year stood at US$9.18 billion, an increase of $1.5 billion from $7.65 billion registered in the year-ago period, according to data released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar has enough food despite coronavirus fears
President Office spokesman Zaw Htay has said that Myanmar has enough food despite the fears over the coronavirus.
— Mizzima

MoALI constructs new fisheries training institute in Twantay
Union Minister for Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation Dr Aung Thu inspected construction of a new fisheries training institute in Twantay Township, Yangon, yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Domestic oil prices slide on weak global cues; down K300 in mid-March against Jan
Domestic oil prices have witnessed a downward trend for the past two months on the back of falling prices in the global markets and a slight gain in the Kyat over the previous week.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

EU invests €3.5 m in biosecurity to keep Myanmar and other ASEAN countries safe
The European Union launched a €3.5 million [5.65 billion MMK] regional project to support increased biosecurity in Southeast Asia. The project will help governments to better respond to highly communicable diseases or global biological events, such as pandemics, according to an EU press release.
— Mizzima

Union Construction Minister inspects Yangon-Dala bridge project
Union Minister for Construction U Han Zaw inspected the construction project of Korea-Myanmar Friendship Bridge (Dala) in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yoma’s green power project delivers electricity to tens of thousands in Myanmar
Yoma Micro Power has set up its 250th solar-hybrid power plant in rural Myanmar, with the innovative renewable energy plants expected to deliver power for the first time to an estimated 25,000 people across the country, according to a press release.
— Miizima

EMG, well-wishers donates 15 million gallons of water in five years
A ceremony to mark the donation of 15 million gallons of water by Eleven Media Group (EMG) and well-wishers in five years, took place in Myaing Township in Magway Region on 14 March.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar-Bangladesh trade up $289 mln
The value of border trade between Myanmar and Bangladesh, as of 6 March in the 2019-2020FY, reached US$298.3 million, an increase of $289.18 million compared with the same period in the previous fiscal, according to monthly data issued by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar imposes new travel curbs over coronavirus, says UK
Myanmar has imposed new rules banning and restricting travelers from China, South Korea and parts of Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic, the British foreign office said on Sunday, warning against all but essential travel there.
— National Post

Myanmar orders closures of preschools in fight against COVID-19
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement ordered the closure of all preschools and nurseries starting on Monday as part of the efforts to protect people from COVID-19 pandemic, which has spread to over 150 countries.
— Myanmar Times

Narcotic drugs confiscated in Myingyan, Tachilek
Authorities seized stimulants in two townships in two days, according to Myanmar Police Force.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Auction Company: A bid for competitive auctions
To this day private auctions seem strange to Myanmar people. Myanmar Auction Company is trying to establish a competitive auction system and educate people.
— Myanmore

Sagaing Region produces 3,000 tonnes of honey a year
Sagaing Region has produced 3,000 tonnes of honey per year, according the Department of Apiculture in Kalay Township.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mandalay merchants pledge to sell rice amidst public fears on virus
Rice merchants in Mandalay Region said they will sell the rice sufficiently at regular price if there is shortage of the crop in the market due to excess accumulation of public out of worries about COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar cancels Burmese New Year Festival, tightens travel from outbreak zones (but not China)
Myanmar’s water festival has officially been canceled as the government Friday ordered mass gatherings and events barred until the end of April.
— Coconuts

56 well-wishers donate cash, medical items to prevent COVID-19
A total of 56 well-wishers contributed K197 million in cash and over K398 million worth of medical items to the Ministry of Health and Sports, and K17 million in cash and K188 million worth of medical items to the Yangon Region government respectively yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Yangon Stock Exchange makes final preparation for foreign investors
Myanmar’s Yangon Stock Exchange is making last-minute preparations for foreign investors who will be allowed to trade shares on the bourse from next Friday.
— Mainichi

Union Minister Dr Win Myat Aye discusses COVID-19 preventive measures
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement held a coordination meeting at its office in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday about the preventive measures against COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Domestic investments touch K1,084 bln, $233.47 mln in current fiscal year
Domestic investments by Myanmar citizens, including expansion of capital by existing enterprises, reached K1,084 billion and US$233.47 million as of 6 March in the 2019-2020 financial year, according to a press statement issued by the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Anti-elephantiasis programme under way in 15 districts
For the elimination of elephantiasis (lymphatic filariasis), Ministry of Health and Sports plans to implement anti-elephantiasis programme in 15 districts in seven regions and states where the prevalence of elephantiasis infection are reported.
— Eleven Myanmar

Preparing for gales, UV exposure in early summer months
The beginning of the windy season will see a return of gale-force winds in the evenings in March and April, the first two months of our summer season.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Over 10,000 workers jobless after factory closures in Yangon
The number of jobless workers has soared to over 10,000 after the closures of 27 factories in Yangon Region, according to the Department of Labour.
— Eleven Myanmar

Movement of pilgrims through Kartarpur corridor to be suspended
On Saturday, the government had announced suspension of all types of passenger movement from 00:00 hours on March 15 through the Indo-Bangla, Indo-Nepal, Indo-Bhutan and Indo-Myanmar borders.
— Telangana Today

Local toddy chair makers happy with increased incomes
Local people from Monywa Township are happy with their increasing incomes from selling toddy chairs.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Local residents from Letpadan earn extra income by selling grass brooms
Local residents of Letpadan village, Mohnyin Township, are earning extra income by working in the traditional grass broom making businesses, said U Tun Tun Oo, the ward administrator from the Letpadan village.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Indo-Myanmar border sealed
As a precautionary step to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus in the State, the Indo-Myanmar border has been sealed as per an order issued by Special Secretary (Home) H Gyan Prakash.
— The Sangai Express

Myanmar’s rice stocks exceed local consumption
Myanmar now has a rice stock exceeding the local consumption for this year, and the rice associations at basic levels will distribute the staple food of the country in wards and industrial zones at wholesale prices if required, according to a meeting held in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Mini oil refinery starts test run in Taungtha, handles 30,000 gals of crude oil per day
Acting Chief Minister of Mandalay Region U Zarni Aung and Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing inspected the test run of a mini oil refinery of MCCM Co, Ltd near Kyawzi village, Taungtha Township in Mandalay Region yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Ann Township sets new temperature record
Daytime Temperature in Ann Township in Rakhine State set a record high of 40.5 degree centigrade on 13 March after breaking its old record of 40 degree centigrade set in March last year, according to the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology.
— Eleven Myanmar

Working Committee holds meeting to address impact of COVID-19 on country’s economy
The Working Committee to address the impact of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on the Country’s Economy was held at the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) in Yangon yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Border trade value with ITC hits K 23 bln
Myanmar’s total border trade using Individual Trading Cards (ITC) exceeded K23 billion from 1st October to 29 February in the 2019-2020 fiscal year (FY), according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Fight against Fakes
By Naing Oo (DOCA) Watching a movie is such an experience that gives more pleasure when one tunes into the most hilarious comedy presentation.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar



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