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Korea helps Myanmar launch new legal database system
The Korea Herald, 30/05/2018
Korea’s Legislation Ministry shared its technology to launch a new legal database access system in Myanmar, the ministry said on Tuesday. On May 24, Myanmar launched Myanmar Law Information System which allows people to search the country’s legal information via computer and mobile applications. Korea’s Ministry of Legislature cooperated with Myanmar government to establish the system, first developed here and called the National Law Information Center of Republic of Korea. Legislation Minister Kim Oe-sook visited Myanmar from May 22 to 24, to attend the launching event of the MLIS, hosted by Myanmar’s Union Attorney General’s Office. “I’m glad South Korea has played a role in helping Myanmar’s drive to open their legal system to the public in a transparent manner to bring about fundamental changes to the society,” Kim said at the event held at Naypyidaw, Mya...
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Kayah state-level officials discuss regional development matters with KNPP
Eleven Myanmar, 30/05/2018
The officials of Kayah state-level discussed regional development matters with Karenni National Progressive Party (KNPP), which is supposed to sign NCA soon at the meeting hall of Kayah State Government on May 29, said Loikaw Relations In-charge Khu Hnae Rel. The meeting mainly focused on regional development matters, said Loikaw Relations In-charge Khu Hnae Rel. At the meeting, the KNPP outlined difficulties in health and education as well as development matters. The government said that they could act within their capacity in accord with rules and regulations. The agreed points in the previous government were also discussed. Both sides discussed for enabling KNPP backpack health workers to carry medical supplies. This time meeting is held once a month. It is agreed by the government and the KNPP. The Peace Committee and the KNPP officially met in Loikaw in April and discussed...
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Kayah State Chief Minister invites investment primarily in tourism sector
Burma News International, 30/05/2018
The Kayah State Chief Minister U L Phaung Sho has urged investors to invest primarily in the tourism sector, which has many opportunities in the Kayah State. “In the hotel and tourism sector, it's not enough to only increase the number of hotels. Priority must be given to developing the tourism sector as well,” the chief minister said in his opening address to the Kayah State Investment Forum, which was held at the State Hall in Loikaw, Kayah State on May 26. He said the Kayah State government will provide necessary support under its authority to the investors. “If one really wants to make an investment, we will cooperate with might and main within the state government’s authority to receive mutual benefits and prevent damages,” he assured. The state government revealed investment opportunities relating to the agricultural, mining, manufacturing, banking, and hotel ...
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Karen State needs to recruit over 1,000 teachers after upgrading schools
Burma News International, 29/05/2018
Over 1,000 teachers need to be recruited after the Ministry of Education upgraded 261 government schools in the Karen (Kayin) State within this month, according to the state education officer U Soe Myint. Nine high schools, ten high school branches, 53 middle schools, 21 middle school branches, 31 post-primary schools, 99 primary schools, and 38 primary school branches have been upgraded within this month. “Opportunities have been given to the children to continue their education by upgrading the schools. They have the opportunity to continue learning secondary education after [the schools] have been upgraded as high school branches. Around 1,000 primary school teachers and 200 high school teachers are needed after the school upgrades. This arrangement has been made for students to continue their education without a pause,” U Soe Myint told KIC News on May 25. The state educ...
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Yangon aims for 100% school enrollment
Myanamr Times, 29/05/2018
The Yangon government will ensure that every school-aged child will have access to education this year because economic development will be a big challenge for the country if these children are not educated. U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Region chief minister, said there is still a lot to do to ensure that all school-aged children have access to education. He said the Yangon government encourages all children to attend non-formal schools or vocational-training schools to improve their lives. “All children must enroll for the coming academic year. If children can’t access education in their township, we will provide education in other ways,” he added. Every year, school enrollment week is from May 25 to 31. The Ministry of Education calls on the public to cooperate with the enrollment of children and to fight against dropouts. If children do not participate in school enroll...
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Bago Region set for industrial zones
Mizzima, 26/05/2018
Local government in southern Myanmar's Bago Region has renewed calls for development, mentioning Chinese and South Korean investors pushing for increased access to industrial zones. “No land has been set aside for the industrial zones in Bago Region, but the government has defined industrial areas,” Bago Region minister for planning and finance Nyunt Shwe said, according to an article published May 19 in Global New Light of Myanmar. When asked about details of future industrial zone developments, recently sacked Bago Region minister Kyaw Min San told Mizzima that he was unaware of any specifics. According to Global New Light of Myanmar, current Bago Region minister Nyunt Shwe said, “If industrial zones are developed, our region will also develop, and it can create job opportunities for the local people.” ...
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Domestic natural gas to be made available by 2023: MOEE
Myanmar Times, 23/05/2018
Larger volumes of natural gas will be available from Myanmar’s onshore and offshore gas fields within the next five years, yielding fresh opportunities for international oil and gas firms to invest in the sector, said U Win Khaing, Union Minister for Electricity and Energy (MOEE). “Gas production will be a priority for the government over the next few years. However, we do not have the capital or the technology to do so. We need to cooperate with international oil and gas firms to produce the gas and in doing so make it available for the country as soon as possible,” he said. The government is planning to import LNG to fill an existing shortage of electricity in Myanmar. Over the next two years, it has promised to double the current supply of electricity to 6,000 megawatts using LNG. The ministry is trying to make gas available in addition to electricity and transportatio...
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Ministry of Construction commits to four mega projects in 2018
Myanmar Times, 23/05/2018
The Department of Urban and Housing Development under the Ministry of Construction yesterday announced its commitment to implementing four mega infrastructure projects in Mandalay and Yangon regions. In Mandalay, the MOC has shortlisted six companies, one of which will be selected as Master Developer of the New Mandalay Resort City, which will be developed in Pyin Oo Lwin. The 9,893 acre project will be developed in three phases. Phase 1 will include an IT facility, convention centre, schools and a commercial zone comprising malls and banks. Phase 2 will be divided into several zones for developing sectors such as industry and tourism. The third phase will comprise housing options, a golf course as well as hotel and even agriculture zones. A Master Developer is expected to be selected by the end of this month. “This project will be developed in phases as it is huge proje...
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Yangon extends circular road construction for booming investments
Eleven Myanmar, 22/05/2018
YANGON- Construction of new circular roads is being extended in the whole Yangon Region to boost investments in outskirt areas, says U Than, Joint Secretary of Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC). “The current population of 5.2 million will be increasing to over 10 million by 2040 because Yangon will become a “Mega City”. As more and more of the population moves into Yangon, especially there will be developments along Circular Railroad,” said U Than. Moreover, Yangon Region Investment Committee is now discussing about establishment of industrial zones in Yangon Region with China and South Korea, according to the pre-press conference of Yangon Investment Forum 2018 held in Cooperative Business Centre on May 2nd. “China and Korea are keen to build industrial zones in Yangon Region. So, they met with the Yangon Region Investment Committee and inquired about this,...
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Government to lower eligibility age for pension payments to 85
Myanmar Times, 22/05/2018
The Ministry of Social Welfare, Relief and Resettlement, which is responsible for the care of the elderly, plans to lower the age for senior citizens who are eligible to receive social pensions to 85 years old starting in October. At present the ministry has provided quarterly payments for seniors 90 years old and above since the start of the 2017-2018 fiscal year. The ministry has submitted its budget request for the 2018-2019 fiscal year including funding the pensions of 140,000 senior citizens who are 85 years old and over, said Daw San San Aye, director general of the Social Welfare Department. According to the 2014 census, there are 231,026 senior citizens who are 85 years old and over. The pension will pay a qualifying senior K10,000 per month. In the previous fiscal year, over 50,000 elderly who are 90 years old and over applied for social pensions, according to the Depa...
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