Myanmar Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has temporarily suspended its operations of issuing passports and certificate of identity (C of I) as Malaysia has placed a restriction measure called Malaysia Movement Control Order. Malaysia Government has extended the MCO, which ended on January 26, until February 4 in order to curb...
The Government of Myanmar supplied food to Myanmar migrant workers being quarantined in Thailand, according to the Myanmar Embassy in Bangkok. Myanmar officials led by U Myo Myint Than, Ambassador to Thailand, provided food for Myanmar migrant workers being quarantined as there is a COVID-19 breakout at a seafood market...
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that it will arrange additional relief flights to bring back Myanmar citizens stranded in Malaysia and having difficulties continue living there. Myanmar has been flying relief flights to Malaysia every Wednesday to bring back Myanmar migrant workers, those to return home after being released...
1.5 million units of COVID-19 vaccine will arrive in Myanmar on January 22 and the government will employ a vaccination program, according to Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor of Myanmar. “To announce good news, we will receive 1.5 million units of COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow (January 22), which is...
Siam Commercial Bank is opening “Siam Commercial Bank Myanmar” to fully expand to Myanmar’s financial market, the only Thai bank allowed to operate a wholly-owned subsidiary bank in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar. SCB Myanmar will leverage its digital banking expertise and strength to elevate financial products, services,...
Yangon authorities reopened the parks, which were closed to curb the spread of COVID-19, in the mornings starting from January 21. The Yangon City Development Committee has shut down all the parks and playgrounds on December 21 amid a higher number of COVID-19 reported cases aiming to prevent crowds during...
The Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation will build a market center for agricultural products in Pubbathiri Township, Naypyidaw. The ministry held a groundbreaking ceremony for the $8.37 million building on January 20, 2021. “The center, upon completion, will create market stability providing market information for farmers and producers, and help...
After the government launched the COVID-19 funds inviting donations from citizens, the funds received over K10 billion and $2 million donations in a week, according to data from the COVID-19 Vaccine Fund Management Sub-committee. Between January 6 and 12, 728 people living in the country and abroad have donated K10.126...
Japan will expand existing investments in Myanmar under the new Myanmar administration, said Mr. Hideo Watanabe, Chairman of Japan-Myanmar Association and former Member of the House of Councilors of Japan. He said that during the meeting with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, State Counsellor Myanmar, in Naypyidaw on January 18. During...
South Korea-based POSCO Group is in talks to make two investments, which total around $900 million, in Myanmar, according to Myanmar Embassy in Seoul. U Thant Sin, Myanmar Ambassador to the Korea Republic, on January 11 met Mr. Kyoung-Ho “Michael” Park, General Manager of Energy & Infrastructure Group (Power &...