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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 147, December 23 - 29 , 2002
Date of publication: 29 December 2002
Description/subject: Landmark agreement reached on direct road link Bangladesh visit begins ‘new era’: A VISIT to Dhaka last week by the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, was hailed as marking the start of a "new era" in bilateral relations by the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, Begum Khaleda Zia... Mega dam project for Shan State: A THAI company has reached agreement with the government to build a massive hydro-electric dam on the Than Lwin River in southern Shan State... Speeding blamed for rise in accidents: THE number of traffic accidents in Yangon to the end of November increased over the same period last year despite a range of measures to improve road safety, government figures show... Ambassador stresses ‘crucial’ role of education: SCHOLARSHIP programs were a cornerstone of Germany’s cooperation with developing countries, the German ambassador, Dr Klaus Wild, told a workshop in Yangon last week... Myanmar, US at odds on drugs decision: MYANMAR and the United States have made different assessments about a decision due by President George Bush on cooperation with Washington in drug control...Thai carrier launches service to Mandalay: A CEREMONY at Man-dalay International Airport on December 16 welcomed the inaugural flight from Bangkok of Thailand’s Phuket Airlines, the fifth carrier to launch a service to Myanmar in 2002... In the Capitol a talkfest on Myanmar: WHILE the hard rhetoric of the United States government may have been the most noticeable news event to come out of a high-level conference on Myanmar held in Washington in late November, a much more subtle approach to Myanmar issues is pervading international discussion... A fresh start for EU, US?: THE strategic significance of Myanmar in the war against terrorism demands the United States and its allies take a fresh, realistic, new look at their policies toward this major Southeast Asian nation... Demand rises for tourism sector training courses: DEMAND for skilled personnel in the hospitality and tourism sector has corresponded with a sharp increase in enrolments for some training courses, a Myanmar Times survey has found...Nature education centre opens in Kachin State: AN education centre aimed at raising awareness about the importance of conservation work in one of the country’s richest nature and wildlife areas has opened at Putao in the far north of Kachin State... Shipyards find export market: MYANMAR Shipyards have almost completed the construction of an 800-tonne ship for delivery to Singaporean company in March, shipyard officials said... Local coffee for Singapore: SINGAPORE’s Coffee and Herbs Pte agreed to buy 200 tonnes of Myanmar robusta coffee from Myanma Farms Enterprise last week... Merchants research the Chinese market: A MYANMAR delegation comprising 28 forest products and timber merchants agreed that China is an important market for Myanmar products after a 15-day trip to the country last month... Govt agencies win awards: TWO government agencies have received excellence awards from a Spain-based organisation which each year honours firms whose products or services are regarded as deserving universal acclaim... Hungry market for fish food: What would a restaurant be without having fresh fish or shrimp on the menu? One might think that these dishes come straight from the sea on the plate but many of these mouthwatering species were raised in fish or prawn farms... Job outlook brightens for seamen: THE Myanmar Overseas Seafarers Association says a decision to issue membership cards to all merchant seamen has greatly improved their prospects for finding employment. The MOSA joint general secretary, U Min Zaw, said the world’s two biggest ship owners organisations, in Greece and Japan respectively, were keen to employ merchant seamen from Myanmar as long as they were accredited by the association... Secretary 1 praises work of engineers: THE role played by engineers in national development has been praised by Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 146, December 16 - 22 , 2002
Date of publication: 22 December 2002
Description/subject: Support at highest level shown for Tuesday Club: A SENIOR minister has praised the role of a club established by private investors to foster better understanding with key members of the government and its ministries... We’ll beat opium, amphetamine vows S1 as poppy harvest dives: OPIUM production was at its lowest level in 14 years, Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, said last week... Night flights proposed to move more travellers: THE Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has proposed the introduction of night flights to increase the carrying capacity of the three domestic carriers... Rain will not affect paddy harvest, assures agriculture agency official: RAIN during the past six weeks would not affect the paddy harvest because of precautionary measures taken by farmers, a senior official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation said last week... Govt dismisses claim by Thai army officer: THE government has dismissed an accusation by a senior Thai army officer that Myanmar soldiers were involved in making methamphetamine pills and smuggling them into Thailand... Sales soar for Christmas decorations: THE approach of one of the most important events on the Christian calendar has triggered a surge in sales of Christmas decorations, retailers and wholesalers said last week... US plans more aid to four Asean members: THE United States would support development in Myanmar and the three other newer members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations as part of a plan to expand cooperation with the regional grouping, a senior Bush administration official said last week... Dearth of sports medicine specialists in Myanmar: MYANMAR needs more sport medicine specialists, the chief medical officer at the Department of Sport and Physical Education, Dr Thein Nyunt, said last week... Govt puts more diesel on market: THE government has increased the amount of diesel available for sale in a move aimed at bringing down the price of commodities and travel costs through lower transport expenses, a Ministry of Energy official said last week... Photo contests: PROMINENT photographers are hesitant to participate in contests because of a requirement that they surrender their negatives to sponsors of the events, regardless of whether they win a prize, an article in Living Color magazine said... Workshop earns praise from education official: AN Asia-Pacific workshop which ended in Yangon last week had enabled Myanmar to strengthen relations with specialists in the non-formal education sector throughout the region, a senior education official said... Nation nears polio-free certification: MYANMAR is heading for an important health care milestone when it is expected to be certified free of polio next February... Universities reach agreement to collaborate on agricultural studies, research projects: UNIVERSITIES in Myanmar and Australia which specialise in agricultural studies are to strengthen relations under an agreement which provides for the development of joint study and research programs, and academic and student exchanges. .. Mayor’s canteens plea: The City Mayor, U Ko Lay, has called for greater efforts by basic educational schools throughout Yangon to ensure that hygienic, nutritious food is available at their canteens... Market festival: TRADITIONAL Myanmar snacks will be a feature of a New Year festival at one of Yangon’s main commercial centres and tourist attractions, Bogyoke Aung San Market. More than 20 types of snacks will be on sale in the main building of the market during the five-day festival... Cooperatives Dept fair: A TRADE fair being held by the Department of Cooperatives early next year is aimed at securing more markets for import substitution products. The fair will feature about 200 booths, with about half each from the private sector and cooperatives associations from throughout the country... A tele-conference first: STUDENTS at Magwe Institute of Medicine will begin receiving instruction from lecturers in Yangon next year through a tele-conference link which provides for two-way communication. The link, the first of its kind in Myanmar, was devised as a solution to providing enough qualified lecturers at the campus, which is about 300 miles north of Yangon... 23 duped in Shanghai scam: AUTHORITIES in China’s eastern city of Shanghai have detained a man suspected of swindling several hundred thousand yuan from people promised jobs in Myanmar, state media and officials said last week... Reporting fires can save lives: A GOVERNMENT official has urged the public to quickly alert the authorities when fires occur to minimise the threat to lives and property... Applications increase for gardening courses: COURSES in gardening and landscaping are a good way of raising public awareness in the importance of environmental issues, says the president of the Myanmar Floriculturist Association, U Nyunt Pe... S Korea to provide training: SOUTH Korea has decided to provide more training to Myanmar health care professionals in diagnostic therapy for tuberculosis and the production of hepatitis B vaccine... December deluge a rare event: THE downpour that drenched Yangon last week was unusual, said a senior meteorologist... Asian countries need help to curb money laundering: REGIONAL countries need the latest expertise and equipment to effectively investigate the laundering of funds earned from illegal activities, a senior police officer said earlier this month... Meeting backs marketing plan for regional railway: A MEETING in Yangon last week agreed that an intensive marketing campaign was needed to attract investors for a proposed US$2.5 billion railway link between Singapore and Kunming in China.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 145, December 9 - 15 , 2002
Date of publication: 15 December 2002
Description/subject: Long dreamed of highway from India gets go ahead for survey: MYANMAR, Thailand and India have agreed to begin survey work early next year for a highway linking the three countries, a senior official at the Foreign Affairs Ministry said last week... $16m to tackle AIDS, health, maternal care: THE United Nations Population Fund has made a massive increase in financial aid for Myanmar, allocating US$16 million for the four years from 2002 to 2005... US envoy congratulates govt on narcotics control work: THE United States charge d’ affaires, Ms Carmen Martinez, has congratulated the government for its efforts to cut drug production and reiterated Washington’s support for a home-grown political settlement in Myanmar... A master of the art of facial transformation: U Myint Swe uses the skills he learned as a dental technician to give people prosthetic eyes, noses, ears, hands and fingers and a new self-image... Thai diplomat tips rise in foreign investment: THE outlook for foreign direct investment in Myanmar is bright, a Thai diplomat predicted last week... Corporate governance, transparency ‘essential’: TRANSPARENCY and effective corporate governance are essential for protecting investors and encouraging the flow of capital, a Singapore-based Australian lawyer said in Yangon last week... MFE clinches first sale of coffee to Singapore: MYANMA Farms Enterprise has clinched its first contract to sell coffee to the Singapore market amid increasing interest in the commodity from overseas buyers... Tribute paid to the contribution of handicapped: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, General Khin Nyunt, has called for greater recognition of the contribution made to society by mentally and physically handicapped people... Awareness campaign reduces snake attacks: INCREASED public awareness has helped to reduce the number of snakebite cases in Myanmar since 1996, government figures show... Chinese delegation’s visit strengthens ties: A three-day visit to Yangon by a delegation from China’s Yunnan Province had strengthened economic and cultural ties with Myanmar, a counsellor at the Chinese embassy, Mr Yu Boren, said last week... Research on traditional medicine: CHINA’s Health Minister, Mr Zhang Wengkang, held talks on closer cooperation in traditional medicine research during a visit to Yangon last week... City development scheme launched: YANGON City Development Committee has launched a scheme aimed an enhancing the capital’s appearance... Ethical news: MANY newspapers and magazines should try hard harder to improve their ethical standards, according to a column by Shwe Kyein Lone in Tha Din Sone journal... Dramatic alpine scenery captures a movie maker’s imagination: THE release next month of a film shot on a snow-clad mountain in northern Kachin State will realise a long-held dream for one of Myanmar’s best-known movie makers... The visionary campaign that brought trachoma under control MORE than 400 million people throughout the world suffer from trachoma, which has caused total blindness in more than six million people... Tourism hope in land of rising sun: MYANMAR needs to launch more promotional activities in Japan to tap the huge tourism potential of its market, a seminar in Yangon was told last week... Le Planteur scoops food awards: THE proof was in the pudding for flamboyant Swiss restaurateur Boris Granges on Saturday evening when he took the lion’s share of trophies in the Myanmar Times’ first ever national food awards... Donation to put 100 schools online: ONE-HUNDRED basic education schools throughout the country will be linked to an intranet-based computer network early next year thanks to the donation of equipment worth about US$260,000 from internet service provider, Bagan Cybertech.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 28 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 8, No. 144, December 2 - 8, 2002
Date of publication: 08 December 2002
Description/subject: Govt welcomes US praise for drug control measures: THE government has welcomed comments by a senior Bush Administration official about the progress made by Myanmar in eradicating opium production but rejected his criticism of the pace of the national reconciliation process... Officer outlines needs to fight black money: A SENIOR police official says Myanmar will need assistance from the international community to implement an anti-money laundering law enacted earlier this year... AIDS funding on rise, says official: THE support given by the government for activities to curb the spread of AIDS had made it easier to attract international funding, a senior Health Ministry official said last week... Deposits are secure, guarantees banker: AN executive with one of the country’s 20 private banks has given an assurance that deposits are secure... Germany pledges funds for drug control work: GERMANY has pledged 1.25 million euros (about US$1.26 million) for United Nations’ drug control work in Myanmar, government and UN sources said last week... FM’s visit boosted ties, says Bangladeshi embassy: A VISIT by the Bangladeshi Foreign Minister, Mr M. Morshed Khan, has strengthened relations and paved the way for closer trade ties, the Bangladesh embassy said last week... Sound infrastructure puts Myanmar on-line: LINKS to satellites and high-technology undersea cables had given Myanmar a good international communications infrastructure, a senior engineer at Myanma Posts and Telecommunications said last week... Gradual introduction proposed for four-country travel package plan: PARTICIPANTS at a regional tourism industry meeting in Yangon last week suggested the gradual introduction of a plan to promote Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand as as part of a single travel package... Job agencies play down language ruling: MYANMAR will not be greatly affected by a Malaysian decision to require foreign workers to speak Malay or English, officials at two job placement agencies said last week... Magwe hydro plant due for completion next July: A multi-million dollar hydro-electric dam being built in Magwe Division is due to open next July, the director general if the Electric Power Department, Dr Thein Tun, said last week... Art of comedy: COMEDIAN Kyaw Htoo says his humour comes from the people. The popular performer says his observations of human behaviour provide most of the material for his performances... Will, determination essential, academic tells civil servants: A SINGAPORE academic said last week that will and determination were the two essential elements needed by Myanmar civil servants to achieve their objectives... Seafood exports show 23pc increase, to $163 million: EARNINGS from seafood exports totalled US$163 million in the seven months to the end of October, up 23 per cent on the same period last year, according to figures from the Department of Fisheries... YCDC journal celebrates 11th birthday: THE editor-in-chief of a newspaper established to publicise the activities of the Yangon City Development Committee attributes its popularity to an emphasis on short news reports aimed at interesting a wide cross section of city residents... Cancer warning on betel: A SPECIALIST at Yangon General Hospital has called for a health education campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of chewing betel, which is linked to cancer of the mouth... Fun, games and the basics of learning: THEIR philosophies on childhood development may differ but the scores of pre-schools in Yangon agree that they play an important role in helping children to develop social skills and to make a smooth transition to a primary level education... Laotian ambassador nears end of posting: THE Laotian ambassador and dean of the diplomatic corps, Mr Ly Bounkham, says he has mixed feelings as he approaches the end of his posting in Yangon... Envoy warns against rapid political change: A SENIOR Myanmar diplomat has spoken against proposals for rapid political change, saying it could result in "chaotic consequences" for the country. The warning was issued by the ambassador to Britain, Dr Kyaw Win, in an address to an international conference on Myanmar in the United States on November 22... Labour body to send high-level mission: THE International Labour Organisation has decided to send a high-level team to Myanmar for talks with the government for arrangements for cooperation on labour issues. The decision was made at an ILO governing body meeting which ended in Geneva on November 22... Two bids by mining firms: TWO foreign companies have submitted bids to explore for minerals in Kachin and Shan states in the latest round for offers invited by the Ministry of Mines. A British company, Lion Mining Financing Company, has offered to explore for platinum near Lake Indagaw in Kachin State... More diesel for taxis: THE government has made another two gallons of fuel available each day for diesel-powered taxis in Yangon in a move aimed at reducing the cost of travelling in the vehicles... SPDC Chairman issues National Day message: THE Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, stressed the importance of education and human resources development in a message to the nation marking National Day last Friday... Book fair> THE third annual book fair to be held by the Myanmar Writers and Journalists’ Association opens this week at the Sarpay Beikman compound at the Hanthawaddy junction on Pyay Road in Sanchaung township... First museum studies course: YANGON University of Culture launches the country’s first post-graduate course in museum studies on December 5.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol.6, No. 119, June 10 - 16, 2002
Date of publication: 16 June 2002
Description/subject: Millions of children lose their birthright: AN estimated 50 million babies were not registered at their birth in 2000, denying them an official identity, nationality and name, a new UN report has warned... Massive 3000 ton jade boulder a gift to Myanmar government: THE PA-O National Peace group has donated a massive 3000-ton jade boulder, discovered two years ago, to the government late last month... Shock as gunmen slay 3 students in Thai schoolbus attack: THAILAND last Wednesday stepped up a manhunt for three mystery gunmen who killed three children when they ambushed a schoolbus as the country was left reeling with shock at the attack... Seizure of illegal timber a blow to illicit trading: ILLEGAL lumber and timber products were seized in several towns of Myanmar in the latest operation to curb illicit timber extraction and trading, a State-owned paper reported last week... SURA rebels face all-out attack: THE United Shan Revolutionary Army came under heavy attack by Myanmar troops last week, after Myanmar military said last Tuesday that it was to launch an offensive to recapture military outposts in Shan state seized by SURA last month... Up in flames - 290t of poppy: IN a show of its determination to tackle opium growing in the northern part of Myanmar the government last week destroyed a massive 290 tons of opium poppy seed in Shan State and immediately called for acknowledgement from the Bush Administration for its drug eradication program... Key witness reported news of coup threat: THE key prosecution witness in the treason case against former leader U Ne Win’s relatives said last Wednesday the accused revealed their plot to overthrow the government directly to him... No anti-trust law in the jungle: SOME un-named hands were monopolising the pepper market in the Rakhine State, wrote a regular columnist of Myanma Dana Business magazine... Myanmar War Veterans’ Organisation: IN AN expansion of the program launched by the Myanmar War Veteran’s Organisation (MWVO) last August, the relatives of war veterans and serving Myanmar soldiers are now allowed to take overseas job opportunities in Malaysia... Police forge anti-terrorism agreement: ASEAN police chiefs forged an agreement last Thursday to combat terrorism and crackdown on a raft of transnational crimes including money laundering, drugs and human trafficking... Donations for seamen: MYANMAR veteran merchant seamen, members of Myanmar Overseas Seafarers Association (MOSA), and a seaman agent company donated some Kyat 2.6 million for the welfare of Myanmar merchant seamen last Thursday at Department of Marine Administration... International secretarial diploma course: THE FIRST internationally recognised secretarial diploma course will be conducted at Myanmar Computer Company Limited (MCC) and Yangon Institute of Economics in June... 9 members of NLD released: MYANMAR’S government said last Wednesday it had freed nine jailed members of Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD)... Seminar planned on eco-tourism: A NATIONAL Seminar on Sustainable Development of Eco-tourism’ will be held at the Lacquer Wares Institute in Bagan on June 26... Palm oil expellers and refineries urgently required in Taninthayi: OIL EXPELLERS and refineries are urgently required as the oil palm trees in some of the cultivated areas in southern Taninthayi Division have started to yield bunches ready to be extracted, an official from the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation said... Missions offer free language classes: In Myanmar, the number of youths who wish to learn a foreign language, especially English, is growing year by year and they are relying more and more on Buddhist missions... Myanmar-Japan alumni form official association: MYANMAR Association of Japan Alumni (MAJA) was officially established late last month. MAJA comprises former Myanmar scholarship students who had studied in Japan... Kandawgyi National Garden flourishes: One of Myanmar’s growing number of eco-tourism companies is promoting Kandawgyi National Garden situated in Pyin-Oo-Lwin, 44 miles Northeast of Mandalay, a company spokesperson said... Push for Asean nations to hasten abolition of tariff barriers: SOUTHEAST Asian nations should advance their 2010 deadline for dismantling all tariff barriers to cope with rising competition for investments, Asean secretary-general Rodolfo Severino proposed last Wednesday... East-West Economic Corridor a step closer: SOUTHEAST Asian countries dream of roads and railways that could span the region, efficiently moving people and goods, as they build a free-trade area that could encompass China within the next 10 years, and perhaps even India as well... MFI awarded gold trophy for quality: Myanma Foodstuff Industries of the Ministry of Industry-1 was chosen to receive this year’s International Trophy for Quality from the Trade Leaders’ Club... Training centre for the blind expands: THE construction of two new buildings at a training centre for the blind has been completed and they are due to open this month to assist with life-skill training.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 118, June 3 - 9, 2002
Date of publication: 09 June 2002
Description/subject: Thai policy attracts criticism: THE government says Thailand’s policy of harbouring armed terrorist groups from Myanmar will have an adverse effect on the security and development of the Southeast Asian region... Japan hopes for expanded investment and trade ties: A JAPANESE businessman has predicted better economic ties between his country and Myanmar... US official warns ofnew terror threats: UNITED States Deputy Defence Secretary Paul Wolfowitz warned of a "gathering storm" of terrorism threatening the world as he arrived in Singapore last Friday for a regional security conference... Thai military accused of killing 3 Myanmar: THE government last week accused the military in Thailand of killing three Myanmar migrant workers and reiterated its claim that the Thai army has been supporting anti-Yangon rebel groups... Consortium unveils K30b high-rise plan: IN another sign of the improving climate in the construction sector, a Myanmar consortium has revealed plans to build a K13 billion high-rise development on a 2.64 acre site in central Yangon... Second white elephant found in Rakhine State: THE second rare white elephant to be discovered in Rakhine State in three months has been brought to Yangon... Myanmar elected to chair WHO board: MYANMAR has been chosen to chair the executive board of the World Health Organisation for the next 12 months... MT opens bureau, office in Mandalay: THE Myanmar Times opens a bureau in Mandalay this week... Ne Win’s family claims ‘bodaws’ were used to help plan coup plot: FORMER president U Ne Win had attributed his recovery from illness while in a Singapore hospital to the intervention of a bodaw, or clairvoyant, who at the time was in Myanmar, a Yangon court last week... Planned pharmaceutical factory to boost output: DEMAND for medicines has pressed the establishment of a new pharmaceutical factory in Myanmar as Myanmar Pharmaceutical Factory (MPF) is now planning to double production... Local engineers acknowledged: THE first group of Myanmar engineers has been listed on the Asean Engineers’ Register, enabling them to work throughout the region... Bad driving habits: ACTION is needed to ensure that motorists observe traffic regulations, says a regular columnist in Interview weekly. One example of the improper behaviour of motorists is their constant use of the horn... Donations sought to assist kidney patients: A PROMINIENT Yangon doctor has appealed to wealthy members of the community to donate money for less fortunate people suffering from kidney diseases... Lokanat sculpture for UN: MYANMAR has presented the United Nations in Geneva with a teak sculpture of a Lokanat, a mythical figure which represents peace... Schools seek more students: THE Ministry of Education has launched a program aimed at increasing enrolments at primary schools in 55 townships throughout the country... New bus terminals to ease traffic congestion: IMPLEMENTING a new bus route system aimed at easing traffic congestion in central Yangon will involve dealing with some major issues, says the head of the committee which oversees the city’s bus services... New TV relay station for Shan State: A TELEVISION relay station has been opened at a town in southern Shan State as part of a border area development program... Millions of Britains show support for Queen at Golden Jubilee celebrations: ROSTROPOVICH and Elton John playing in the gardens of Buckingham Palace, street parties across the country, pomp and parades in London: it can mean only one thing – Britain is celebrating a royal jubilee... Lockerbie victims face $2.7b payout: REPORTS that Libya has offered to pay US$2.7 billion in compensation to the families of the victims of the 1988 Lockerbie bombing were welcomed by the British government last Wednesday... Kadhafi condemns terrorist acts: LIBYAN leader Moamer Kadhafi stressed his condemnation of international terrorism late last Wednesday at a meeting with French Foreign Minister Dominique de Villepin, a diplomatic source said... Umbrella sales boom as retailers welcome early rains: SALES of umbrellas are soaring with the market in its peak season following the early arrival of wet weather. In normal years, the peak season is between the third week of May and the last week of June. Thailand stands by growth forecast: THAILAND said last week it would maintain its economic growth forecast of 3.6 per cent for 2002 after the International Monetary Fund (IMF) recently revised its estimate up to 3.2 per cent.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 117, May 27 - June 2, 2002
Date of publication: 02 June 2002
Description/subject: ‘Project Hell-Flower’ unveiled in latest move against drug scourge: THE government announced a new opium eradication project last week in a move which followed the highest level talks on counter narcotics measures with the United States since 1988... EU aid helps Cambodia fight poverty, AIDS: THE European Union said last week it was granting Cambodia US$63.2 million in cash for the next three years for spending on rural development, trade and HIV/AIDS... Court sentences hotel murderer: A YANGON man has been sentenced to death for the murder of a Japanese businessman and a Myanmar woman at the Inya Lake hotel earlier this month... Border with Thailand closed: THE government said it had closed checkpoints on the border with Thailand last Wednesday after four military outposts in Shan State came under Thai artillery fire on two consecutive days... No conflict of interest, says Razali: UNITED Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Razali Ismail, last week dismissed allegations of a conflict of interest over a business deal and also said he would soon be making his eighth visit to Yangon since his appointment to the position in 2000... Myanmar responds to US move by calling for encouragement: THE government says it regrets a decision by the United States last week to extend sanctions on Myanmar because the continued embargo could hamper the nation’s transition to democracy... Top economist urges businesses to update accounting standards: MYANMAR businesses need to adopt international accounting standards if they plan to expand their operations overseas, a leading economist has said... Seoul’s man in Yangon upbeat on prospects for investment, tourism: THE newly-appointed South Korean ambassador is confident that Myanmar will attract more investors and tourists from his country... A labour of love wins hearts at art contest: A SURPRISED and delighted U Aung Myint has won the Juror’s Choice award of US$5000 at the finals of the Asean Art Competition, judged in Bali, Indonesia, in early May... Myanmar delegation addresses UN meet: A REPORT on Myanmar’s efforts to prevent the sexual exploitation and abuse of children was presented at a special United Nations conference in New York earlier this month... Seafarers’ body inaugurated: A non-government organisation established to protect the interests of merchant seamen was officially inaugurated at a ceremony in Yangon last week... A mat hawker: After the harvest is completed, rice farmer Ko Shwe Bo and his wife load up their bullock cart with the bamboo mats they sell in Shwe Bo district of southern Sagaing Division... Washington offers praise: THE United State has said it was "encouraged" by the government’s decision to grant freedom of movement to the leader of the National League for Democracy, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi... Degree by distance education the choice of 400,000 students: STUDYING for a degree through distance education is becoming the preferred option of an increasing number of students, according to figures provided to Myanmar Times last week... Big construction company wants downtown site for highrise tower: ONE of Myanmar’s biggest construction companies, Olympic, has unveiled plans to build a 22-storey residential and office tower in downtown Yangon... City allocates K150m for drainage system: YANGON City Development Committee has allocated K150 million for improvements to the city’s drainage system this financial year, an increase of K50 million over 2001-2002... Gem fair sales tripled: SALES at the Gem and Jade Emporium which ended in Yangon on May 18 more than tripled the amount realised at the previous event last year... Deadline for motorbikes: YANGON residents who own motorbikes have been told that they will have to be re-registered in districts outside the municipal area by August 1... Another 140,000 trees for Yangon: YANGON City Development Committee intends to plant 140,000 shade and ornamental trees throughout the city this year as part of a long-term project to beautify the capital...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 29 January 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 116, May 20 - 26, 2002
Date of publication: 26 May 2002
Description/subject: Foreign banks voice renewed hope for operational licences: A SCORE of foreign bank representatives met in Yangon last week voicing their optimism for renewed activity in Myanmar and eventually attaining fully-fledged banking operational licenses...Govt step prompts positive signal from United States: RECENT events in Yangon – and the positive international reaction to them – seem likely to result in an increase in humanitarian aid from the United States, one of Myanmar’s most vociferous critics...UNAIDS post for Myanmar: MYANMAR has been appointed to the program coordinating board of UNAIDS, the United Nations agency established in 1996 to tackle the global HIV-AIDS epidemic... Tamarind trees at risk: Alternatives are needed to using tamarind trees to make incense because they are at risk of disappearing in Myanmar, a columnist argues... Swiss national appointed as interim officer to ILO: THE International Labour Organisation has appointed a Yangon-based expatriate as its interim liaison officer in Myanmar...Government dismisses report about plan to attack Wa group: THE government has dismissed a report by Reuters news agency that the Thai military was preparing to launch an attack on the United Wa State Army, in Shan State... Disease alert for shrimp farms: THE Department of Fisheries has issued an alert to shrimp farmers following the discovery in Ayeyarwaddy Division of a disease called ‘black gill.’...Anti-drug official holds talks in US: A SENIOR government official responsible for drug control work has ended a five-day visit to the United States for talks with the Bush Administration... Architects urge closer ties with developers: THE chairman of the Association of Myanmar Architects, Dr Hla Than, has called for closer cooperation among members of his profession and developers and engineers...Singapore-Kunming railway spur line would cost about $200m, says official: MYANMAR would need to spend about US$200 million to build a spur line which would form part of a proposed railway linking Singapore and Kunming in China, it was revealed last week...Footwear factory begins operations at Kyaukse: A FACTORY built to meet demand for competitively-priced footwear has gone into operation at Kyaukse, about 400 miles north of Yangon...Australian company wins sunflower seed contract: AN AUSTRALIAN agricultural firm has clinched a US$144,000 deal with a local company for the supply of 36 tonnes of hybrid sunflower seeds... Asean officials back draft agreement to fight terror: SENIOR officials from the 10 Asean nations have backed a draft statement calling for closer cooperation against terrorism which will be adopted at a meeting in Kuala Lumpur this week...Certificate course for pre-school instructors: THE social and psychological development of pre-school children is the focus of the first course of its kind to be offered in Myanmar...Special awards honour Red Cross volunteers: TWO young Red Cross volunteers who drowned while trying to rescue flood victims were honoured by the government and the Myanmar Red Cross Society at an event marking World Red Cross on May 8... Asean trade exhibition: THE Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry has urged Myanmar companies to take part in an Asean trade fair in Bangkok later this year... Indian business group signs deal to buy teak worth $1m: MYANMAR has agreed to sell US$1 million worth of teak to India, according to an Indian business delegation which visited Myanmar from May 10-15.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 115, May 13 - 19 , 2002
Date of publication: 13 May 2002
Description/subject: A collector’s gift to the nation: DURING the 20 years that U Tin Maung Aye has been collecting Myanmar antiquities he has acquired some fine examples of the nation’s cultural heritage... China’s improving air safety record marred by second crash in a month: A SECOND fatal crash by a Chinese airline in less than a month may deal a blow to confidence in China’s improving air safety record at a sensitive time, analysts said last Wednesday... Yangon court resumes case against family of U Ne Win: SPECIAL tribunals appointed to hear charges against a son-in-law and three grandsons of former president U Ne Win have been adjourned to May 15 after the four defendants said they were yet to appoint lawyers...Y Nation progresses towardsunity and reconciliation: IN A major step towards national reconciliation, the government has lifted restrictions on Daw Aung San Suu Kyi after 19 months of being confined to her lakeside home on University Avenue... Vietnam leader’s visit boosts bilateral ties: A VISIT to Myanmar last week by the President of Vietnam, Mr Tran Duc Luong, was hailed as a "new landmark" in bilateral relations... Agriculture dominates Minister’s China trip: COOPERATION in a range of agricultural ventures was discussed during a visit to China by a six-member delegation led by the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Maj-Gen Nyunt Tin... Government intervention sees gold prices plummet: GOVERNMENT intervention in the gold market has resulted in a big fall in the price of the precious metal... Thai shops get help against superstores: THE Thai government plans to set up an advocacy body to help retailers resist fierce competition from foreign superstores that now control 40 per cent of the domestic market... UN agency ups AIDS budget: THE United Nations Children’s Fund plans to spend US$2.5 million on HIV-AIDS awareness and prevention activities in Myanmar this year, an increase of $1 million on its earlier proposed budget... Seven companies working to upgrade Yangon-Mandalay Union Highway: THE Public Works Department says smooth progress is being made by the seven private companies chosen to improve 372 miles of the 440-mile Yangon-Mandalay Union Highway... Shrimp farm project a 7.1 tonne success: THE Department of Fisheries has hailed the success of an environmentally friendly shrimp culture project at its farm at Kyauktan in Yangon Division... The road to success: An entrepreneur in Rakhine State, U Hla Myint, says taking one step after another has been one of his main strategies for success... Competition in exercise book market is good news for consumers: AS the long summer holiday draws to an end, the makers and distributors of school exercise books are preparing for their busiest time of the year... Surrender ceremony: THE 85 members of a separatist group which operated in Rakhine State surrendered to the authorities earlier this month, a government statement said... KNU attacks pipelines: THE government says the Karen National Union was responsible for two recent acts of sabotage which damaged pipelines supplying gas to a government cement factory at Myainggalay in Kayin State.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 114, May 6 - 12 , 2002
Date of publication: 12 May 2002
Description/subject: Bangkok calls for timely solutions to border issues: LAST month’s visit to Thailand by Gen Maung Aye, the Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council has prompted reaction from Thai business people and government officials... World Cup, promotions send TV sales soaring: SALES of televisions have risen sharply in recent months because of special promotional campaigns and the prospect of watching the World Cup... Look outwards, Goh tells Asean: SINGAPORE Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has expressed impatience over the Association of Southeast Asian Nations for being slow in building trade links outside the regional bloc... Hotels score points with football fans: HOTELS in Yangon are finalising preparations to provide customers with live coverage of World Cup tournament matches in South Korea and Japan... Scores sign on for internet service: BAGAN Cybertech is celebrating a successful launch to its internet and intranet service... Thailand visit hailed as a ‘great success’: THE Government says a visit to Thailand late last month by the Vice Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council, Gen Maung Aye, was a "great success."... Pharmaceuticals firms urged to raise output: A DEPUTY Minister of Health, Professor Dr Mya Oo, has urged pharmaceutical companies to boost production... Ocean research ship pays visit from India: A RESEARCH ship from India visited Yangon last week as part of a joint India-Myanmar oceanographic survey project launched nine years ago... Increased plantings and higher yields create optimistic outlook for key crops: THE Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation says rice production for the 12 months to March 2003 is expected to exceed 14 million tonnes, an increase of about one million tonnes over the previous year... Business people from China form chamber to promote cooperation: YANGON-BASED business people from China have formed an organisation to promote cooperation among members and enhance relations with the Myanmar business community... MWEA urged to improve the lot of women: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has urged the Myanmar Women Entrepreneurs Association to speed up its efforts to improve the social and economic well being of women... Red Cross meet discusses disaster planning: TRAINING in first aid was essential for communities in areas prone to natural... Motivating English language students the key to success: ENSURING that students remain motivated is essential for successfully teaching a foreign language, a conference in Yangon has been told... $1.2m in gem and jade sales expected: SALES totalling about US$1.2 million are expected from a four-day gem and jade emporium which begins in Yangon on May 14... Kyaukse sees $1.7m factory commissioned: PRODUCTION of sewing machines is due to start this month at a US$1.7 million factory in Mandalay Division built with loan funds from the Indian government... Myanmar Overseas Seafarers’ Assoc. inaugurated: AN organisation formed late last month to protect the interests of merchant seamen expects to attract more than 30,000 members, a government official has predicted... Maritime & Aerospace Uni’s seek enrolments: THE selection of students and academic staff for Myanmar’s new Maritime University and Aerospace Engineering University has begun, in readiness for the institutions’ launch in August... Expatriate Pakistanis cast vote in plebiscite: MORE than 100 people from Yangon’s Pakistani community were able to vote last week in a referendum on President Gen Pervez Musharraf’s political future, a diplomatic source said... Yangon mountaineering team conquer 10,450 Lonkrumadin: A MOUNTAINEERING team battled raging torrents and food and water shortages during a successful attempt to climb a snow-capped peak in Kachin State near the border with India last month.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 112, April 22 - 28, 2001
Date of publication: 28 April 2002
Description/subject: Terror attack blamed on Karen rebel group: THE Government says it holds the Karen National Union and its allies responsible for an "unforgiveable act of terror" which killed five people in the border town of Myawaddy last Monday... Razali due in Yangon for new round of meetings: THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Mr Razali Ismail, arrives in Yangon tomorrow (Tuesday) for a four-day mission, his seventh since being appointed to the post two years ago... Minister hails historic agreement on highway: THE Foreign Minister, U Win Aung, has described an agreement to build a highway linking Myanmar, India and Thailand as an historic moment in relations among the three countries... ADB president tells Yangon conference East Asia can expect rebound this year: THE Asian Development Bank has forecast that East Asia will experience a moderate rebound this year, with economic growth expected to strengthen in 2003... Ministers back closer financial cooperation: AGREEMENTS to strive for enhanced financial cooperation and a sustained regional economic recovery were among the decisions which emerged from the sixth Asean finance ministers' meeting held in Yangon early this month... UWSA takes harder line against drug trafficking: THE United Wa State Army says it has introduced tough new measures against the production and trade of illicit drugs in the Wa region in Shan State. A UWSA statement said the measures had been introduced in a bid to counter misunderstandings about the group’s stance on the drug trade... MAI makes switch from UB to 8M: MYANMAR Airways International has changed its designation code from UB to 8M under a move which took effect from April 22... Seminar covers child nutrition issues: MANY mothers need guidance on the right foods for their children, a Yangon seminar on child malnutrition has been told... Forum on protecting intellectual property: INTELLECTUAL property rights will be the focus of an international symposium in Bangkok this week... Myanmar professionals to attend study forum: YOUNG Myanmar professionals will have an opportunity to take part in study program in Japan which will enhance their capacity to contribute to national development, under an agreement signed in Yangon early this month... Asia Wealth Bank plans loans for farmers: THE country’s biggest private bank is planning to provide loans to farmers under a move aimed at raising living standards in rural areas and helping national economic development... Global economy heading for recovery, forecasts International Monetary Fund: THE global economy has likely "bottomed out" after narrowly averting a worldwide recession and is set for a more robust recovery than anticipated after September 11, the International Monetary Fund said last Thursday... Brain gain for Myanmar: A Myanmar who migrated to the United States and established a business in New York has received one of the highest titles which may be conferred on a lay Buddhist.. Secretary 1 calls for greater collaboration on HIV-AIDS: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has called for greater collaboration between Myanmar and Thailand in combating HIV-AIDS in areas along the border between the two countries... Thais plan second expo:L THE Thai government is considering increasing the frequency of the trade exhibitions it holds in Yangon to twice a year, an official at the Thai embassy has revealed... Push for Mekong trade: THE promotion of trade and investment in the Mekong region would be assisted by more internationally-available business information, according to an official of the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 110-111, April 8 - 21, 2002
Date of publication: 21 April 2002
Description/subject: Private sector must do more on exports, says Secretary 1: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has called for greater efforts to promote exports from the private sector... SEAFDEC advises on shrimp farming: MYANMAR’s emerging shrimp culture sector had the advantage of being able to learn from the mistakes made by other countries, a senior official with a regional fisheries organisation said... Tourist influx tipped for Mekong region: EXISTING and planned travel links were helping the Mekong region to benefit from increasing tourism arrivals, a regional meeting in Yangon was told on April 5... Department of Labour finds places for 56,000 job seekers: MORE than 56,000 people found jobs last year with the help of the Labour Department, its director general, U Soe Nyunt, said... $7m in jute exports highest in 20 years: EXPORT earnings from jute set a 20-year record of US$7.2 million last year, according to Myanma Jute Industries. .. Two Wa soldiers killed during border incursion: TWO Wa soldiers were killed during an incursion by a combined force of Thai troops and Shan rebels into Myanmar in late March, the government said last week... WHO outlines plan for reducing AIDS threat: THE World Health Organisation has pledged to maintain its full cooperation with the government in its efforts to counter malaria, tuberculosis and HIV-AIDS... Foreign ministers briefed on options for highway project: THE foreign ministers of Myanmar, India and Thailand discussed plans for building roads linking the three countries at a meeting which began in Yangon on April 6... Air link debut for Mandalay: A CHINESE regional airline launched the first regular international service to Mandalay on April 1... Rush hour parking banned in two downtown streets: IN a move aimed at easing traffic congestion, the Yangon City Development Committee has introduced a parking ban in some downtown areas during the morning and evening rush hours...Thai caught with 6 kilos of heroin: THE government has rejected a report in a Bangkok newspaper claiming that anti-narcotics agents in Thailand were involved in the arrest of a Thai on drug trafficking charges in Myanmar on April 1...Myanmar’s long and documented history of making big glazed jars: THE reluctance of many international academics to acknowledge the long tradition of ceramics in Myanmar is nowhere more apparent than in their treatment of glazed earthenware jars associated with the seaport of Martaban or Mottama on the Gulf of Martaban... How to become an editor Ko Yoe Kunt had to read a few books over and over just to kill spare time while working as a geologist in the jungles of Myanmar. Eventually, he began writing short stories. He won the Sarbay Beikman award for a collection of short stories in 1984 and he was awarded with the Myanmar National Literature Award in 1989 for the same collection.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 109, April 1-7, 2002
Date of publication: 07 April 2002
Description/subject: THE Commander-in-Chief of the Defense Services, Senior General Than Shwe, stressed the importance of national reconciliation and economic development in his speech to the Armed Forces Day commemorative ceremony in Yangon, last Wednesday...A senior monk receives an offering after a ceremony at the Kaba Aye Maha Pasana Cave on Kaba Aye Pagoda Road last Thursday... Energy sector co-op project: MYANMAR is continuing efforts to establish a permanent information centre in Yangon as part of an energy sector project set up by a regional grouping... Bangladesh Minister talks up business ties: THERE were tremendous opportunities for an expanded trade relationship with Myanmar, the Bangladesh Commerce Minister, Mr Amir Chowdhury, said in Yangon last week... Myanmar Beer in deal to penetrate Japan market: JAPAN has become the latest export market for internationally-acclaimed Myanmar-brand beer... Pinheiro calls for more support for Myanmar: IN a subtle but significant twist in posture towards Myanmar, a United Nations envoy has blasted the global community for its inconsistent treatment of the country while urging Yangon to implement reforms to fulfil its destiny... Razali’s efforts win praise from Kofi Annan: THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Razali Ismail, has achieved "some success" in brokering a political settlement, the UN Secretary Secretary General, Kofi Annan, said last month... New pipeline to increase Yangon’s potable water supply by 25 per cent: A NEW pipeline from one of Yangon’s reservoirs will add another 20 million gallons a day to the capital’s drinking water supply, a senior government official said last week... Website shows off Myanmar gems to the world: GEM traders from around the world are able to inspect and buy Myanmar’s precious stones through a dedicated gems website which was launched in the wake of last month’s 39th gems auction... Development helps Wa region to shed a tarnished past: IN the 20 years to 1989, the Wa region in Shan State was believed to be one of the largest opium producing areas in Myanmar... Adult literacy programs aiding border residents: ADULT literacy programs are playing an important role in complementing development schemes in border areas, an education official said last week... Tropical cyclones fall below yearly average: DRY weather over the Bay of Bengal contributed to Myanmar experiencing an unusually low number of tropical cyclones last year, the director of the Department of Meteorology and Hydrology, U Tun Lwin, said last week... Pioneer Myanmar model: TIN Moe Lwin holds an engineering degree but is better known as the founder and managing director of the ‘Talents and Models’ agency... New British ambassador: THE Ministry of Foreign Affairs last week announced the appointment of Ms Victoria Bowman as the new British ambassador to Myanmar... Central Co-operative forms new governing organisation: MYANMAR’s 18,000 co-operative societies have a new governing body following a decision to form the Central Co-operative Society of Myanmar at a meeting in Yangon last Friday... Japan imports buckwheat: A SECOND shipment of buckwheat left for Japan last month. The 36 tonne shipment brings to 54 tonnes the amount sent to Japan this year from the buckwheat project in the Kokang region of northern Shan State... $25m dry-dock on schedule: A US$25 million dry-dock for building and repairing ships up to 12,000 deadweight tons is due to be completed on schedule in August next year, the managing director of Myanma Shipyards, U Percy Maung Maung, said last week.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 108, March 25 - 31, 2002
Date of publication: 31 March 2002
Description/subject: Determination sees doctor’s orphanage dream come true: AN ORPHANAGE which can accommodate up to 100 children has opened in Yangon thanks to the generosity of the partners in the Yadana gas project and the determination of a French woman to ease the plight of the homeless. The US$170,000 orphanage at Mingaladon, about 15 miles from downtown Yangon, was funded mainly by the TotalFinaElf Exploration and Production Myanmar company. But the opening of the Yadana Foster Home last week was the realisation of a dream for Dr Dominique Viallard, a driving force behind the project, whose partner is the company’s general manager...MPT targets 100,000 users in GSM launch: THE long-awaited launch of a GSM (Global System for Mobile) network has taken place, paving the way for the release of 100,000 handset licences in Yangon and Mandalay... Breakthrough on ILO liaison officer: THE Government and the International Labour Organisation have reached agreement on appointing an ILO Liaison Officer in Myanmar not later than June... UN envoy Razali postpones visit: THE UN special envoy to Myanmar, Mr Razali Ismail, was was due to arrive in Yangon on March 19 for a four-day visit, on what would have been his seventh mission since being appointed to the position in April 2000... Coup plot: More evidence unveiled: THE Government has revealed that more than 70 walkie talkie radios and bullet proof vests were among equipment seized from a military officer involved in the coup attempt by the son-in-law and three grandsons of former president, U Ne Win... Government accuses rebels of plotting smear campaign: THE Government last week accused a Shan insurgent group of plotting a smear campaign against it in collusion with the Thai military... Physios need bigger role, says specialist: A SINGAPORE specialist says Myanmar physiotherapists should be playing a greater role in helping to rehabilitate stroke patients... Massive fire destroys MAPT headquarters: OFFICIALS say tens of millions of kyat in damage was caused by a huge fire which engulfed the head office of Myanma Agricultural Produce Trading in downtown Yangon on Sunday, March 17. Locally-built train due in service next month while production of 10-ton trucks increases: A SECOND locally-designed and built train is expected to go into service early next month, Myanmar Railways said last week... Minister announces 16 per cent rise in Myanmar tourist arrivals: AN increasing number of tourists are travelling to Myanmar through border checkpoints, according to figures released by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism... Indigenous tigers face extinction: naturalist: URGENT action was needed to conserve Myanmar’s tiger population, an American naturalist has told a meeting in Yangon... Kato’s resignation won’t affect Shan crop substitution project: A CLOSE political ally of Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi and strong supporter of Myanmar’s buckwheat project has resigned from Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party. .. New Israeli ambassador keen to promote trade, agriculture ties: THE newly-appointed Israeli ambassador, Mr Yaacov Avrahamy, is keen to expand opportunities for trade and investment...Foundation welcomes labour ward changes: A SINGAPORE gynaecolo-gist has welcomed the increasing use of equipment in Myanmar’s hospital delivery wards... Myanmar trade urged to value-add gemstones: MYANMAR has been urged to add-value to gems to increase earnings from exports... MPT to double public phone booths in city: MYANMA Posts and Telecommunications plans to install up to another 500 public telephone booths in Yangon in the coming months, bringing the total in the capital to about 1000... Bird exhibition aims to promote conservation: NEARLY 1000 different species are on show at Myanmar’s first bird exhibition at the Ministry of Forestry on Bayintnaung Road, Insein Township...New dam in Bago Division A K2063 million dam which will enable about 30,000 acres to be irrigated was due to be officially opened in Gyobingauk Township in Bago Division on March 24...Seafarers to band together: A MERCHANT seamen’s association to be formed in April will strengthen the bargaining power of seafarers when they negotiate with foreign shipping companies, U Soe Win, the director general of the Department of Marine Administration said...New Myanmar map released THE Design Printing Services company has released the eighth edition of its popular Tourist Map of Myanmar...Bangladeshi mission in Yangon THE Bangladesh Commerce Minister, Mr Amir Chowdhury, is leading a 41-member business delegation on a visit to Yangon this week which coincides with a trade fair being held by the Bangladesh embassy.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 107, March 18 - 24, 2001 March 18 - 24, 2001
Date of publication: 24 March 2002
Description/subject: Coup plot thwarted: A son-in-law and three grandsons of former president U Ne Win were arrested after the government foiled a coup attempt...Illegal equipment seized: ILLEGAL communications devices were seized in the compound of a hotel linked to the detained relatives of U Ne Win, Maj-Gen Kyaw Win, the deputy chief of Military Intelligence told a media conference last Tuesday... Prices paid for medicinal herbs soar: THE price of many of Myanmar’s traditional herbal medicines has risen dramatically owing to rapid changes in the export and import market... YCDC to hold troupe dance contest: YANGON City Development Committee will award prizes totalling more than K7 million for traditional music and dance performances and a decorative vehicle competition to be held during the Thingyan festival next month... Pharmaceutical industry moves to form Asean trade association: The local pharmaceutical industry has welcomed a move to establish an Asean industrial association which could lead to lower prices for medicine in Myanmar... New rice bran oil mill to meet local demand: THE first rice bran oil mill for upper Myanmar is under construction to control the need for edible oil imports by fulfilling the domestic demand... Local maritime training courses under scrutiny: A BRITISH specialist spent about 10 days in Myanmar last month to ensure that training courses provided to seafarers conform to standards laid down by the International Maritime Organisation... Myanmar Theology Institute turns 75: THE Diamond Jubilee of Myanmar Institute of Theology (MIT) was held from March 13 to March 16 last week on the Seminary Hill compound, Insein Township, about 8 miles from downtown... Myanma Gems Emporium sees record sales over US$20 million: ORGANISERS are delighted with the unexpectedly high sales at last week’s 39th Myanma Gems Emporium... Myanmar teak provides finish for luxury liner: A LUXURY ocean liner which began its maiden voyage last week has been fitted with about 3500 square metres of teak from Myanmar, according to a report in a Norwegian newspaper, Dagbladet... Ministry pushes cluster dam projects: U Hla Kyaw, a director at Department of Agricultural Planning, told Myanmar Times last week that the Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation has so far built 57 cluster dams since 1982... UN: Release of detainees positive step: THE United Nations special envoy to Myanmar on human rights, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, has welcomed the government’s decision to release dozens of women from prisons in the past month, calling it a "positive step".
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 106, March 11 - 17, 2002
Date of publication: 17 March 2002
Description/subject: Crucial 10th standard examinations begin for half a million students: ABOUT 500,000 students have begun the crucial 10th standard examinations for the first time since the curriculum was changed last year... Secretary 1 accuses West of making ‘slanderous attacks’: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has accused the West of launching "slanderous attacks" on Myanmar by describing its anti-narcotics endeavours as ineffective... 10,000 new email accounts to be offered within weeks: THOUSANDS of new e-mail and internet users in Yangon and Mandalay will be able to go on line within a month, according to the service provider Bagan Cybertech Company... Couple held over 13 murders: THAI police have arrested a married couple over the deaths of 13 Myanmar nationals who suffocated while they were being smuggled into Thailand... Airlines deal a step closer: THE national carriers of Myanmar and Thailand have moved a step closer to implementing a code sharing agreement, the Yangon general manager for Thai Airways International, Mr Chatchai Panyoo, said last week... Government rejects US report on human rights: THE government has rejected as "incorrect and outlandish" references to Myanmar in the annual report issued by the United States on human rights in countries throughout the world... Another five NLD members set free: THE government released another five members of National League for Democracy last Thursday, bringing the number of party members freed so far this month to 15... Lavish rewards for young champions: RICH rewards have been lavished on the team that won the under 17 Asean championship in Kuala Lumpur last week, the first national football team to win gold at a regional event in 30 years... Gems auction is under way: A RESERVE totalling nearly US$25 million has been placed on 1551 lots of gems, jade and pearls up for sale at a week-long emporium which began in Yangon last Monday... Club appoints new patron: MYANMAR Foreign Correspondents’ Club appointed U Hla Htway as its patron, or leader, at its annual meeting at the Kandawgyi Palace Hotel last week... Japan trade centre being considered: THE Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry says it is considering opening a trade promotion centre in Japan... Foreign aid welcomed by schools: PRIMARY school pupils have benefited from funding totalling US$140,500 provided last week under Japan’s grassroots grant aid scheme... Revived production sees exports of naturally-dyed yarn to Japan: ASSISTANCE from Japan has helped to revive the production of naturally-dyed yarn and about seven companies have begun exporting to the Japanese market since the start of the year... Foreign investment in oil and gas reaches US$2.6b: FOREIGN investment in Myanmar’s oil and gas sector has reached US$2.563 billion since late 1988, according to figures released by the Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise under the Ministry of Energy... Cooperation urged over use of GIS technology: USERS of Geographic Information System technology should be given greater opportunities to share their knowledge, a Yangon workshop was told last Monday... City FM now on-air 10 hours a day: YANGON’S City FM radio station has extended its broadcasts to 10 hours a day in the latest sign that its audience is continuing to expand... Envoy extols benefits of meditation: MEDITATION brings many benefits to those who practise it, including helping to focus a scattered mind, Mr U. Mapa, the Sri Lankan ambassador said in Yangon last week... New women’s dormitory provides welcome refuge: A NEW dormitory was opened last week at a home for disadvantaged women and girls operated by the Myanmar Women’s Development Association in Bahan township, about four miles from downtown... Hydro-electric power station to come on line: A 30 megawatt hydro-electric power station near Kantbalu township in Sagaing Division is due to be commissioned next month, a senior government official said last week... HIV-AIDS awareness a feature of drama festival: A PLAY about HIV-AIDS education was applauded during an International Schools Theatre Association drama festival in Yangon last week... Private coaching schools await summer influx: PRIVATE coaching schools are preparing for an influx of primary and secondary students for the summer holidays... New training centre to bridge development gap within Asean: A multi-million dollar training centre opened in Yangon last Monday as part of a program by Singapore to assist the four least developed members of Asean... Readers flock to mobile library: BICYCLES, boats and bullock carts were used to deliver reading materials to borrowers in remote areas under the government’s increasingly popular mobile library service last year... ATMs to provide even faster bank services: MYANMAR Mayflower Bank says it is trialing a data transmission system which will enable its customers to make faster Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) transactions... Restraint call for Thingyin revellers: THE government has issued a caution against inappropriate behaviour during next month’s water festival to celebrate Thingyan, the traditional new year... Cartoon exhibition celebrates two masters: THE centenaries of the birth of two pioneering cartoonists, U Hein Sunn and U Ba Gyan, will be marked next month with a cartoon competition and exhibition... Fake K1000 notes seized: THE government says the Karen National Union is believed to be responsible for circulating counterfeit K1000 notes. The accusation follows the seizure of counterfeit notes in Yangon last month.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 18 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 105, March 4 - 10, 2002
Date of publication: 10 March 2002
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd.
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Date of entry/update: 19 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 104, Feb 25 - Mar 3, 2002
Date of publication: 03 March 2002
Description/subject: Pinheiro expresses satisfaction with latest mission: THE United Nations human rights rapporteur Paulo Sergio Pinheiro has declared his latest mission to Myanmar – his third in less than a year – a success... Myawaddy TV opts for cheaper satellite: MYAWADDY television will begin using Indonesia’s Palapa C-2 satellite from March 1, a change which will save it about US$400,000 a year... Shwedagon Pagoda tops visit list for tourists: YANGON’S magnificent Shwe-dagon Pagoda has attracted an average of nearly 103,640 foreign visitors a year since 1995, according to figures released by trustees of the revered site... Asean steps up fight against terror: ASEAN foreign ministers pledged a "new era" of cooperation against terrorism, with plans to link efforts to combat militancy and promote the region as a safe place for tourism and investment... Economic revamp backed for four Asean members: PHUKET, Thailand – Foreign ministers from Asean’s newest members last week approved an ambitious plan to revamp their economies and infrastructure, officials said last week... Human resources, training needed in IT sector: DIRECTORS of the company which operates Myanmar Information Communication Technology Park have urged tenants at the facility to invest more in human resources development... SPDC Chairman speaks of challenge of change: THE Chairman of State Peace and Development Council, Senior General Than Shwe, has said Myanmar faces challenges in bringing about a faster democratisation process. Senior General Than Shwe said "disturbances inside and outside the country" would hamper the government’s development programs and the democratisation process... Successful IT entrepreneur: U Tun Thura Thet had initially studied to become a doctor, but that was before he became captivated by the world of computers... Government enacts two laws to pave way for new universities: THE government enacted the Myanmar Maritime University Law last week as plans continue for the opening of the new institution on Bayintnaung Road in August... Solar power: renewable, clean and free: MYANMAR should make greater use of solar energy, a visiting expert from Germany said in Yangon last week... Call to boost exports to South Korea: COMMERCE Ministry Brig-Gen Pyi Sone has called for an increase in exports to South Korea, one of Myanmar’s most important trading partners... Seminar promotes move towards e-government: MYANMAR and overseas experts have urged the government to make greater use of information technology to provide services to the public... Red Cross seeks funding: MYANMAR Red Cross Society is seeking funding from international sources as well as local partners to implement a strategic five-year health plan, focusing on HIV-AIDS and reproductive health, first aid, health education and recruiting blood donors... E-media plans unveiled: THE Inforithm-Maze publishing and e-commerce services company has unveiled plans to launch a website featuring contributions from at least 15 publications... City property sector gains momentum: THREE newly-opened Yangon residential estates have sold out, in the latest indication of a rebound in the Yangon real estate sector... Thousands gather for 54th Chin National Day: MORE than one thousand people gathered at Yangon University’s Diamond Jubilee Hall on Pyi Road last Wednesday to celebrate the 54th anniversary of Chin National Day... More books for students: THE ministries of Education and Information will publish about 35 million copies of textbooks for students attending basic education schools in the academic year starting next June... Confectionery product to have local flavour: A NEW confectionery product goes on the market next month as part of the government’s import substitution campaign... Natural gas processing plant arrives: THE Energy Planning Department says most of the equipment has arrived for two skid-mounted liquefied petroleum gas plants, which are due to go into operation in May... International team of naturalists visits Kachin State: A TEAM of naturalists has returned to Yangon after spending nearly a month in far northern Kachin State gathering information to be used in a management plan for a wildlife sanctuary designated recently by the Forest Department... $25m in contracts a Fair result: MORE than US$25 million in export contracts has been generated by the first trade fair held in Myanmar to promote the fisheries and livestock sectors...Shwedagon Pagoda tops visit list for tourists YANGON’S magnificent Shwe-dagon Pagoda has attracted an average of nearly 103,640 foreign visitors a year since 1995, according to figures released by trustees of the revered site.
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
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Date of entry/update: 20 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 103, February 18 - 24, 2002
Date of publication: 24 February 2002
Description/subject: AIDS display at village festival spreads a life-saving message in sensitive way: Non-government organisation Care Myanmar says an educational exhibit on HIV-AIDS which it held during a festival in a small Mon State village last week was an outstanding success... Success ‘imminent’ in talks: THE NATIONAL reconciliation dialogue between the government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is progressing steadily and success was "imminent", a government spokesman said last week... Celebrities to help spread anti-drug message: A GROUP of celebrities has unveiled plans to record a song aimed at raising awareness about the dangers of drug abuse... 'Foreign’ drugs made in Myanmar: MOST of the domestic market for pharmaceuticals is met by imported products with only a small amount of the so-called ‘foreign drugs’ made in Mynmar. There are a few private drug manufacturers who run their own business but about a dozen companies operate in a partnership with Myanma Pharmaceuticals Factory... Property developer forecastsfall in city real estate: A YANGON property developer says a move to reduce the price of downtown residential units is likely to affect the real estate market throughout the etropolitan area... First thit sein oil processing: WORK has begun on Myanmar’s first factory to extract edible oil from the thit sein tree. Myanmar Foodstuffs Industries, under the Ministry of Industry (1), is investing about K40 million in the project... Olympic and NTT talk GSM: DIVERSIFIED business group Olympic and representatives of Japanese telecommunications giant, NTT DoCoMo, have held talks about launching another mobile phone network in Myanmar... Unaccompanied women barred from Bangkok bars: WOMEN arriving at Bangkok’s bars without a male companion face being turned away or arrested under antiquated legislation invoked by a city police chief, officials said last Thursday... German giant eyes manufacturing sector: A BIG German maker of energy-saving power transmission equipment is exploring investment opportunities in Myanmar... US$31 million spinning and weaving plant expected to create 3200 new jobs: A multi-million dollar textile factory being built in Magway Division is expected to provide jobs for about 3200 people when it goes into production next September... UN envoy Pinheiro ends third mission this week: UNITED Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Mr Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, ends a 10-day mission this week which has included trips throughout the country and a busy round of meetings... Art, writing prizes awarded: MYANMAR students have won 21 awards in a children’s painting and writing competition organised by a private Indian organisation... New hotel for ‘treasure island’: A hotel being built on an island in Tanintharyi Division is due to open later this year... Construction industry backs trend towards direct sales: THE Myanmar construction sector has welcomed a trend towards direct negotiations between contractors and residential buyers... Mekong tourism event hailed as ‘great opportunity’ for Myanmar: A MEKONG region tourism forum in Yangon in April is expected to result in a surge of interest in Myanmar as a tourist destination... Gold merchants seek price cut: AN organisation representing gold traders and entrepreneurs says it plans to seek a reduction in the retail price of the precious metal... Ministry names new South Korean envoy: THE MINISTRY of Foreign Affairs last week announced the appointment of Mr Lee Kyung-woo as South Korea’s new ambassador to Myanmar... Buckwheat contract signed with Japan: THE government has signed a contract with Japan to sell buckwheat from last year’s harvest at US$250 a tonne... WHO aid helps Myanmar’s fight against TB: A SECOND shipment of anti-TB drugs provided under a global program linked to the World Health Organisation is due to arrive in Yangon by early next month... US$1.3m bicycle factory to be constructed at Kyaukse: MORE than 20 containers of machinery and equipment have arrived from India for installation in a US$1.3 million bicycle factory being built at Kyaukse, about 400 miles north of Yangon... Myanmar shows potential to tap international eco-tourism market: MYANMAR has enormous potential as an international eco-tourism destination, says American naturalist and photographer, Ms Brenda Shaddox... South Koreans raise K7m for primary school: A VILLAGE near Yangon has been provided with a K7 million primary school thanks mainly to the fund-raising efforts of a group of South Korean women... Tour firms to band together: MEMBERS of the travel industry are planning to form a Myanmar Tour Operators’ Association. The move follows a request to Secretary 1 of the State Peace and Development Council at a meeting of the Management Committee for the Development of Tourism Industry held in early January... Public warned of dangers of meningococcal disease: THE Ministry of Health has urged the public to take precautions against potentially fatal meningococcal disease, which occurs mainly among children during the winter and summer seasons...Myanmar discoveries set record straight on glazed ceramics: MYANMAR has a long and rich tradition of glazed ceramics that has tended to be overlooked by international scientists...Property developer forecastsfall in city real estate: A YANGON property developer says a move to reduce the price of downtown residential units is likely to affect the real estate market throughout the metropolitan area.
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 102, February 11 - 17, 2002
Date of publication: 17 February 2002
Description/subject: Daewoo poised to launch gas venture: SOUTH Korean industrial giant Daewoo is expected to begin drilling operations for oil and gas at a reserve off Myanmar’s west coast by the end of this year, a senior government official said last week...Gems centre for Yangon: MYANMA Gems Enterprise plans to open what it says will be the country’s first sales centre to offer gems and jade throughout the year... Education a powerful weapon for helping the poor, conference told: EDUCATION and skills development are among the most powerful tools for reducing poverty, former Philippines president Fidel Ramos told a regional conference in Yangon last week... Rural development key to eradicating poverty: FM: RURAL development remained central to poverty eradication efforts in Myanmar, Foreign Minister U Win Aung told a regional conference in Yangon last week.,, Call for action on copyright laws: MEMBERS of the legal profession have called for copyright laws to be updated and more resources devoted to protecting intellectual property... Thai FM’s visit paves way for closer business links: MYANMAR and Thailand have paved the way for increased bilateral trade and investment by signing an agreement on avoiding double taxation... Envoy urges action on investment: MYANMAR has enormous potential for economic development because of its natural and human resources, the South Korean ambassador, Mr Chung Jung-gum, said last week... Karaoke craze sends local video industry soaring: THE rapid growth in the popularity of karaoke has contributed to a boom in Myanmar’s video industry... Merchants groups urged for cotton and sugarcane: COORDINATION is essential for the long-term development of the cotton and sugarcane industries, the Minister for Agriculture and Irrigation, Major-General Nyunt Tin, has told a meeting of farmers and traders... Indian software firm offers e-banking solution: TAKING advantage of recent developments in Myanmar’s information technology sector, a foreign computer company has held a seminar to introduce its banking software to local bankers... Strong demand forces MICT Park expansion: EXPANSION plans for Myanmar Information Communication Technology Park in Yangon are moving ahead quickly due to strong demand from the IT sector... Jaggery enjoys sweet success on China market: STEADILY growing demand in China for Myanmar jaggery (palm sugar) has resulted in prices rising by more than 600 per cent over the past three years... Jute industry welcomes jump in export demand: A JUTE industry official has welcomed a surge in demand for the product from China... Ethics and money: Dr Daw Myint Myint Khin, a retired medical specialist, expressed her opinion about making money from pharmaceuticals... Free trade zone backed at Bangladesh meeting: INCREASED cooperation among China, India, Bangladesh and Myanmar – including a potential free trade zone – could invigorate the regional economy, officials and experts said at the start of a conference in Dhaka last week... Resort island retreat for Asean foreign ministers: THAILAND will host a two-day retreat for Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) foreign ministers in the resort island of Phuket on February 20-21, officials said last Thursday.
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 6, No. 101, February 4 - 10, 2002
Date of publication: 10 February 2002
Description/subject: Indian ambassador off to Kabul as reshuffle of top envoys begins: THE INDIAN ambassador in Yangon, Mr Vivek Katju, has been re-assigned as his country’s new ambassador to Afghanistan, only six months after being appointed to Myanmar... Aid program helps economy, says South Korean envoy: A TRAINING program funded by the South Korean government is contributing to Myanmar’s economic development as well as bilateral relations, South Korean ambassador Chung Jung-gum said in Yangon last week... Expats: The facts and figures: THERE are nearly 1670 expatriates in Myanmar, of which more than half are from China, Taiwan and Thailand, according to Immigration Department figures for last December... Plan to ease city traffic: YANGON city authorities are considering a new bus route system aimed at easing traffic congestion in the downtown area... Property rebound as complex sells out: A newly-opened residential development in central Yangon has sold out, providing the latest evidence of a rebound in the city’s real estate sector... Luxury apartment building opens: THE US$18 million Grand Meeyahta Executive Residence on Bogyoke Aung San Street was officially opened last week, bringing to six the number of high-quality serviced apartments in Yangon... Hyacinth furniture destined for export markets: A YANGON furniture company has attracted orders from Europe and the United States for products made from naturally grown water hyacinth... Specialist meet to review regional energy programs: PLANNING for energy cooperation programs dominated discussion at a regional meeting in Yangon late last month... Asean cooperation and promotion boost Myanmar tourism industry: COOPERATION with other Asean countries has helped Myanmar’s tourism industry, the director general of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, U Khin Maung Latt, said last week... Pacemaker changes life for patients with heart ailments: WHEN Daw Sap Than Hnun suffered a series of fainting spells last September she was rushed to Yangon General Hospital, where checks revealed a heart problem... Caution issued over common lethal gas: THE Ministry of Health has urged the public to be careful about the indoor use of equipment which generates carbon-monoxide, a lethal gas... UN envoy Pinheiro due soon for third mission: THE United Nations special human rights rapporteur on Myanmar, Paulo Sergio Pinheiro, is due to return next week for a 10-day fact-finding mission, said the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, U Khin Maung Win... Rice exports tipped to reach 1m tonnes: MYANMA Agricultural Produce Trading (MAPT) expects to export one million tonnes of rice in the financial year ending next March 31, managing director U Min Hla Aung said last week... Triumph to close factory: CITING a global economic slowdown, the Swiss-based lingerie maker, Triumph, has decided to cease operations at its Yangon factory, the company said last week... More NLD members freed: ANOTHER four members of the National League for Democracy were released from detention last Thursday, a government statement said... New engineering standards: THE Myanmar Engineering Society has proposed that the government forms a special body to monitor standards in the profession... SALES of tickets in the government lottery soared during December and January, generating revenue of at least K1.45 billion in each month... Fuel substitutes and reforestation help reduce desert encroachment: THE provision of wood fuel substitutes and tree-planting schemes are helping to combat desertification in Myanmar’s dry zone in Magway, Mandalay and Sagaing divisions... Traders watch for fake drugs: PHARMACEUTICALS shops at one of Yangon’s biggest markets are working together to prevent the sale of counterfeit drugs, a spokesman said last week... THE national park covering Southeast Asia’s highest peak, a sanctuary at Inlay Lake and Yangon Zoological Gardens are among 15 sites designated by the Ministry of Forestry to promote eco-tourism... Expats: The facts and figures: THERE are nearly 1670 expatriates in Myanmar, of which more than half are from China, Taiwan and Thailand, according to Immigration Department figures for last December.
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Date of entry/update: 20 February 2006


Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 5, No. 100, Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2002
Date of publication: 03 February 2002
Description/subject: UNDCP appeals for more aid for opium reduction projects: THE United Nations Drug Control Program says international aid is desperately needed to ensure that Myanmar can sustain opium reduction programs... Megawati calls for common Asean strategy on tourism: INDONESIA’s President Megawati Sukarnoputri last Friday opened Southeast Asia’s first major tourism meeting since the September 11 attacks dealt the industry a worldwide blow, urging the region to work closely together to repair the damage... Myanmar announces plan to build nuclear research reactor with Russian technology: THE GOVERNMENT says it plans to build a nuclear research reactor and is negotiating with Russia over the facility... Myanmar, Thai firms agree on joint fisheries operation in south: MYANMAR Fisheries International JV Limited and Thailand’s TTC Fishery have signed an important agreement to jointly fish in Myanmar territorial waters off Tanintharyi Division... We must overcome digital divide: S1: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has assured the Myanmar computer industry that the government is committed to the development of Information and Communications Technology... Wa project highlights what can be achieved: THE United Nations Drug Control Program says the elimination of opium cultivation from a valley in eastern Shan State is an example of what can be achieved when adequate funding is available for crop-substitution and other development projects... Private operators meet consumer need for alternative power source: SMALL-SCALE independent operators are filling a niche market in Yangon for electricity supply... VSAT speeds up bank transactions: ONE of Myanmar’s leading private banks is providing faster banking transactions through a satellite-based VSAT (very small aperture terminal) network... Goodwill visit by Chinese official: THE secretary general of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, Mr Wang Zhongyu, ended a four-day visit last Wednesday after holding talks with Myanmar leaders. Mr Wang, who is also the president of China’s National School of Administration, focused his talks with Myanmar leaders on aid for human resources development projects... Cooperation crucial to growth of Myanmar’s emerging IT sector: MYANMAR’S information technology sector promised to contribute to the nation’s economic development but there were still many challenges to overcome, the Minister for Communication, Post and Telegraph, Brig-Gen Thein Zaw, said last week... Risk assessment a focus for bankers: LOAN analysis and the systematic management of borrowers’ operations were the focus of a five-day seminar attended by 30 representatives from government and private banks and about 10 Japanese experts in Yangon last week... Region confronts spectre of al-Qaeda: SOUTHEAST Asian governments, which had fought traditional insurgencies for decades, are coming to grips with a new and more potent form of terrorism unleashed by Saudi militant Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network, analysts say... Spare the tamarind trees: THE production of incense sticks, which requires thin pieces of bamboo and pulp made from wood, is causing environmental concerns... MICT Park creates jobs: THE opening of the Myanmar Information Communication Technology Park is expected to provide some exciting job opportunities for computer programmers... The five amigos leave town, but not without sharing some secrets: FIVE Mexican chefs left Yangon earlier this month after a six-week culinary exchange program arranged by the Myanmar Chefs Association and the Mexican Culinary Institute... Japanese government considers further boost in technical assistance program: THE Japanese government’s overseas aid agency is considering increasing its technical assistance allocation to Myanmar next financial year, its resident representative, Mr Toshimichi Aoki, said last week... Six-year plan to create jobs in rural areas: MYANMAR was among 13 regional countries represented at a meeting of the Centre on Integrated Rural Development for Asia and the Pacific held in Nepal earlier this month... Hong Kong investors put $2m into Myanmar garment factory: A Hong Kong-based company has begun making children’s clothing for the Japanese market at its factory which opened in Yangon’s Mingaladon Township last Wednesday. Malaysian private hospitals stage promotion in Yangon: MALAYSIAN private hospitals are hoping to attract more patients from Myanmar. A delegation representing some of the best known private hospitals in Malaysia was in Yangon last week to promote their services... Seminar addresses global fight against HIV-AIDS: THE political commitment to the fight against HIV-AIDS has been demonstrated by the presence of the Minister of Health, Maj-Gen Ket Sein, and the Deputy Minister, Dr Kyaw Myint, at a conference about the global epidemic...Sweet export outlook for sugar prompts government call for production increase: THE government has urged sugarcane farmers to increase production amid predictions that export earnings from the crop will soar 500 per cent this year, to US$25 million...Oilfield deal with China aims to increase output: EXPLORATION work is due to begin at the Pyay oilfield in the coming months as part of an agreement with China to increase production of crude oil and natural gas...Timeout takes a special look at Yangon and Myanmar’s art scene...Wine Watch... A Dragon's Tale... A Treasury Of Photographs... Artistic Ideas From Abroad... Ba Sa Malai? A Fool For You.
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 5, No. 99, January 21 - 27, 2002
Date of publication: 27 January 2002
Description/subject: Myanmar steps up technology thrust with new $10m facility: THE computer industry has welcomed the opening of Myanmar’s first information technology park, saying it will bring enormous benefits to the growth of the nation’s IT and software sectors... Agreement in principle to join rice consortium: RICE dealers have welcomed reports that Myanmar has decided in principle to join an organisation of Asia’s biggest exporters of the cereal... Ministry cancels licences of 68 tour industry firms: THE Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has cancelled the licences of 68 local travel and tour companies for breaching regulations... Bat deposits keep gardens lush: THE trustees of the Shwedagon pagoda are raising revenue from an unexpected source... Government approves fisheries joint venture: THE government has granted fishing rights to a Myanmar-Thai joint venture, the first time such a company has been granted access to the nation’s territorial waters... Five win in art contest: MYANMAR will be represented in the Asean art competition for the first time this year... Luxury cloth from lotus stems: A VILLAGE cooperative in Shan State is hoping to boost the nation’s export earnings from an unusual product – cloth woven from lotus stems... Thousands celebrate Kayin New Year: ABOUT three thousand people gathered at a monastery on the outskirts of Yangon last Monday to celebrate Kayin New Year Day, a national public holiday... Colder weather on way: YANGONITES will continue to experience chilly mornings in coming weeks... New venture for YCDC: THE Yangon City Development Committee has provided recreation facilities at its Ma So agricultural project site, 16 miles northeast of the capital... Campaign against drugs results in record seizures in 2001: THE success of the government’s crack-downs on the illicit drug trade last year has led to higher street prices for amphetamines and other stimulants, heroin, opium and marijuana, a senior narcotics enforcement official told the Myanmar Times last week... Where should you keep your money? Myanma Dana (‘Myanmar Fortune’) magazine interviewed Dr Sein Maung, chairman of First Private Bank Ltd., about the illegal financial activities of some private companies... Increase in rice exports helps inspection services: COMMODITY inspection and testing companies say they are doing good business because of a rise in rice exports last year. About 10 inspection and testing companies operate in Myanmar... High prices affect cooking oil sales: THE market for groundnut oil has eased in recent weeks as consumers respond to high prices linked to a shortage of groundnuts... Negotiations begin for buckwheat crop: A GROUP of Japanese noodle entrepreneurs arrived in Yangon last week to negotiate prices for buckwheat from the latest harvest... Raindrops, but no downpour: GALLERY manager U Aung Tun promoted this exhibition as "multi-coloured raindrops". But, apart from half a dozen paintings this show at Lokanat in central Pansodan Street failed to impress... Chilli imports decline: DOMESTICALLY produced chilli is regaining its dominant position in the market after facing strong competition from imports from China for a few weeks... Export deals for pulses: COOPERATIVE Export Import Enterprise signed contracts to export US$1.364 million worth of pulses during the cooperative products exhibition and sales fair which ended in Yangon last week... Community home care system to ease burden on hospitals of AIDS patients: COMMUNITY Home Based Care is being trialled in four areas following the launch of the scheme last year by the Myanmar Nursing Association in collaboration with the National AIDS program... Dept issues appeal on hepatitis B injections: THE Department of Medical Research has urged that all newly-born children be vaccinated against hepatitis B, which can cause serious liver problems... Building work starts on vaccine factory: WORK has begun on a hepatitis B vaccine factory which will be the first occupant of a 200-acre industrial zone being developed for the pharmaceuticals sector at Ywathagyi, about five miles east of Yangon... Myanmar-made jeeps move in on market: TWO cooperative associations are cashing in on the craze for jeeps, which have long been favoured by some car enthusiasts because of their durability and rugged appearance...Plan aims to reduce cost of city property: DEVELOPERS have welcomed a move by the Department of Human Settlement and Housing Development aimed at stabilising the property market in Yangon...Myanmar steps up technology thrust with new $10m facility: THE computer industry has welcomed the opening of Myanmar’s first information technology park, saying it will bring enormous benefits to the growth of the nation’s IT and software sectors...Koizumi has ‘strong hopes’ for talks: JAPAN’S Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi has expressed "strong hope" for the dialogue between the government and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, the Japanese ambassador, Mr Shigeru Tsumori, said last week...A war-time engineering miracle: TERRIBLE jungles, gorges, rivers, swamps and oceans of mud. That is what the builders of the Ledo Road faced (article on the construction and use of the Ledo road)
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 5, No. 98, January 14 - 20, 2002
Date of publication: 20 January 2002
Description/subject: Phuket meet highlights ‘excellent’ relationship: A JOINT Myanmar-Thai task force set up to oversee the repatriation of illegal workers from Thailand will meet soon to discuss procedural matters, U Thaung Tun, the director general of the Political Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said... 2001 a positive year, FM tells diplomats: THERE had been a "discernible" change in Myanmar’s relations with western countries during 2001, Foreign Minister U Win Aung told Yangon-based diplomats in a New Year message last week... Secretary 1 says improvements needed in the tourism industry: SECRETARY 1 of the State Peace and Development Council, Lt-Gen Khin Nyunt, has called for big improvements in the tourism industry... Private banks sign on for satellite system transfers: MYANMAR’S five private banks could be using a satellite-based telecommunications system to speed up transactions as soon as next month... Chinese PM on South Asia trip: CHINESE Premier Zhu Rongji left Beijing last Friday for an eight-day tour of South Asia that will take him to Bangladesh and India, state press said... New centre planned for MRTV-3: MYANMA Radio and Television plans to build a new broadcasting centre for its MRTV-3 English-language service transmitted by satellite to international viewers... Freedom for four NLD members: THE government has freed four members of the National League for Democracy (NLD) and a cousin of its leader, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, officials said last week... Publishing company plans news weekly: PUBLISHING company Knowledge Media plans to launch a news-oriented weekly publication named 7 Day News Journal and a new version of its Internet Journal... Thiha Tin Soe clinches two awards at a night of the stars: SURPRISES, emotion and humour were a feature of a glittering function to announce the Myanmar motion picture awards for 2000... New marketing strategy boosts jute exports to a 20-year high: JUTE exports will reach US$7 million this fiscal year, the highest figure for 20 years, according to Myanma Jute Industries general manager, U Htay Hlaing Oo... Traditional medicines offer cost savings, says official: TRADITIONAL medicines have an increasingly important role as substitutes for their expensive imported counterparts, Dr Paing Soe, the director general of the Department of Medical Research, said last week... Plantations to boost quinine production: MYANMA Agriculture Services is planning to establish two plantations of cinchona trees, from which a bark extract is used to make quinine, a vital medicine for the treatment of malaria... The rewards of honesty: BUS drivers and conductors shared honesty awards exceeding K100,000 last year for returning lost property and cash to commuters...Koizumi meets Razali, confirms Tokyo’s support of Myanmar: JAPANESE Minister Junichiro Koizumi has assured United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, Razali Ismail, that Tokyo’s support for Myanmar remains unchanged, an official said...Crowds flock to book ship: MORE than 5000 people visited the world’s largest floating bookshop, the MV Doulos, during a visit to Yangon which ended this week...Billboards to warn on smoking: SOME cigarette companies in Myanmar have begun including health warnings on billboard advertising as part of an agreement among some of the world’s biggest tobacco companies...Phuket meet highlights ‘excellent’ relationship: A JOINT Myanmar-Thai task force set up to oversee the repatriation of illegal workers from Thailand will meet soon to discuss procedural matters, U Thaung Tun, the director general of the Political Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said.
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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 5, No. 97, January 7 - 13, 2002
Date of publication: 13 January 2002
Description/subject: Preserve Union spirit, urges SPDC chairman: THE chairman of the SPDC, Senior General Than Shwe, stressed the importance of national solidarity, youth education and rural development in his annual Independence Day message to the nation last Friday.... City FM radio makes New Year debut: YANGON’S City FM radio station has launched a campaign to attract advertising following its official launch on New Year’s Day... Colour, spectacle, crowds at biggest Kachin cultural festival in 175 years: THOUSANDS of Kachin from throughout Myanmar and around the world have celebrated their cultural identity at the biggest festival of its kind in 175 years held at Myitkyina for eight days until January 2... A week of activities planned to mark launch of information technology park: CONFERENCES and exhibitions are among a week of activities planned to mark the opening of the Myanmar Information and Communications Technology Park at Yangon’s Hlaing University campus on January 21... Conference stresses care role for older people: THE contribution of older people in caring for orphans and adults with HIV-AIDS was acknowledged at a conference held in Chiang Mai last month... New Russian envoy offers help with education: THE NEW Russian ambassador, Mr Oleg Kabanov, said his country would like to support Myanmar in the improvement of its technology and education sectors... New system begins for money changers: YANGON’S official money exchange counters on Theinbyu Street introduced a new system last week which should make transactions easier for customers, according to an official... Difficult salvage operation ends: THE last section of the wreck of a Russian ship has been removed from the Yangon River, ending a difficult salvage operation which began in 1999... Regional cooperation key to faster growth, says minister: PARTICIPATION in regional cooperation organisations would enable Myanmar to achieve faster economic growth, said Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, U Khin Maung Win, at the end of a BIMST-EC ministerial meeting in Yangon last month... Myanmar number two in pulses exports: MYANMAR has replaced Australia to become the world’s second largest exporter of pulses, according to the head of a national trading organisation... Medical gifts from Japan: TWO government hospitals in Yangon will soon be receiving X-ray and ultrasound equipment donated by a Japanese medical association... Decline in teak availability to affect exports of timber: TIMBER exporters will have to rely increasingly on logs other than teak as supplies decline, the forest products industry has been told... Lacquerware festival to celebrate Myanmar craft: LOCAL and foreign lacquerware lovers are expected at the first Myanma lacquerware festival in the historic town Bagan, Mandalay Division later this month... MAS forecasts 32,000 tonne increase in edible oil production for current year: MYANMA Agriculture Service says it expects to produce 413,000 tonnes of edible oil during the year ending next March, an increase of 32,000 tonnes over the previous year... Pilgrims flock to Mon State’s Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda: THOUSANDS of people took advantage of the school holidays to make a pilgrimage to the mountain-top Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda in Mon State last month, lavishing donations on the revered site and providing good business for guest houses, restaurants and gift shops... Lemon tea mix joins MFE product range: MYANMA Farm Enterprise has launched its lemon tea mix on the market. The new mix is being distributed to supermarkets in downtown Yangon... Hydro projects due to go on stream by 2005: FIVE hydro-electricity plants with a total generating capacity of 470 megawatts are due to go into operation by the end of 2004, according to a senior government official... K13b factory to aid rural mechanisation: WORK is progressing on a K13.4 billion factory in Mandalay Division which will make a major contribution towards raising the level of mechanisation in the agricultural sector... City FM radio makes New Year debut: YANGON’S City FM radio station has launched a campaign to attract advertising following its official launch on New Year’s Day
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Date of entry/update: 20 February 2006