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Title: "The Myanmar Times" Vol. 5, No. 94, December 17 - 23, 2001
Date of publication: 23 December 2001
Description/subject: The rabbit in the moon: IT WAS a Japanese fable, we were told; there is a rabbit beating a drum in the moon... Consensus on all issues: Jiang: THE Chinese President, Mr Jiang Zemin, has hailed China’s relations with Myanmar during a visit which paved the way for closer economic relations... We’re close relatives, says Jiang: A flag-waving crowd of nearly 10,000 students gave a rapturous welcome to Chinese President Jiang Zemin following his arrival at Yangon airport last Wednesday... Institute upgrade to benefit maritime sector job seekers: THE Institute of Marine Technology is to be upgraded to university status in a move which will aid the development of job opportunities in the maritime sector... Government responds to calls from Nobel peace laureates: THE government has responded to calls from Nobel peace prize laureates for democracy in Myanmar by saying it shared a common objective with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi... Myitkyina expects tourist influx for rare Kachin cultural event: TENS of thousands of domestic and foreign tourists are expected to gather in Myitkyina later this month for an opportunity to see a rarely-celebrated traditional Kachin festival... Traffic team introduces new ID system for taxis: The Traffic Rule Supervising Committee has introduced changes to taxis in Yangon aimed at ensuring greater convenience for foreign residents and tourists... Balloonists aim to give tourism a lift: A MYANMAR travel company is hosting an international hot air balloon festival for the fourth consecutive year to help promote the tourism sector... Trials begin ahead of VSAT system launch: FASTER data transmissions will be available for private and public sector organisations when a satellite-based telecommunications system is launched later this month... A grade quality rating expected for copper from Monywa mine: MYANMAR Ivanhoe Copper Company says it expects copper mined at its Monywa project to receive A grade quality certification from the London Metal Exchange later this month... City FM plans livelier programs: YANGON’s City FM radio station is to extend its broadcasting hours and offer livelier programming from January 1st... Chinese companies win tenders for paper mills: TWO companies from China have been awarded tenders totalling US$118 million to build or extend paper factories... First Myanmar Investment reports big jump in profits: THE flagship of the SPA group, First Myanmar Investment Company Ltd., (FMI), has reported a 78 per cent increase in net profits for the year ending March 2001... Government releases four NLD members: THE government has released from detention another four members of the National League for Democracy... Myanmar needs more help to fight AIDS, says WHO official: THE World Health Organisation’s Yangon representative, Dr Agostino Borra, has appealed to the international community and donor agencies to do more to help Myanmar in its fight against HIV-AIDS... Legal cooperation essential, workshop told: A NATIONAL workshop in Yangon has fostered a deeper understanding of the need for improved legal cooperation among Asian countries to combat the drug trade... 600 attend conference on traditional medicine: MORE than 600 traditional medicine practitioners gathered in Yangon at the weekend for their second annual conference, which featured the reading of 21 research papers. The papers selected to be read at the conference involved treatments for malaria, diabetes, tuberculosis, hypertension, diarrhoea and dysentery, which are the most prevalent diseases in the country... Thailand may help promote tourist sites in Myanmar: THAILAND was committed to helping Myanmar develop its tourism sector, the chairman of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, Mr Somsak Thepsutin, said in Yangon last week... Minister outlines vision for nation’s role in Greater Mekong Sub-region: MYANMAR’S geographic location will enable it to play an increasingly important role in the development of the Greater Mekong Sub-region, according to Brig-Gen Abel, Minister to the Office of the Chairman of the State Peace and Development Council... Pineapple crop helps to conserve mangroves: A COMMUNITY in the Ayeyarwady Delta region is being encouraged to grow pineapples as part of a project to conserve the region’s natural mangrove forest... China nears new record in foreign investment: GROWTH in realized foreign direct investment (FDI) into China fell in November, but officials are optimistic that a 15.6 per cent growth rate in the first 11 months of the year is enough to set a new annual record, state press said last Friday...
Language: English
Source/publisher: Myanmar Consolidated Media Co. Ltd
Format/size: html
Date of entry/update: 20 February 2006