Second part of the 2023 news diary

25 August
A collapse at the ongoing construction site of Nagayon Pagoda left one injured in Ward-16 of Dagon Myothit (North) Township.
UNCTAD published an English-Myanmar bilingual manual for Myanmar female farmers on 25 August.

4 September
Myanmar won three awards at the ASEAN Business Awards 2023 convened at the Hotel Ritz Carlton Pacific Place in Jakarta, Indonesia.

5 September
Myanmar and Indonesian businesspeople signed a memorandum of understanding to promote bilateral dealings at the Sultan Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia.
The government spent K2.3 billion on the construction of a Central Cold Storage for Drugs (Yangon) for storing one year’s worth of vaccines in Mayangon Township.

13 September
MAI acquired a Boeing 737 freighter to operate international cargo flights.
Authorities at Yangon International Airport issued temporary access cards for companions of the travellers to enter the airport public area.

20 September
The cliff along the Thamada shore in Dala Township collapsed, resulting in the drowning of one of the two women who fell into the water. Additionally, six houses were engulfed by the water.

21 September
Ministry of Hotels and Tourism announced 14 recommended destinations for local and foreign travellers in the 2024 peak season.
Ministry of Planning and Finance announced the completion of 106 projects worth US$31.6 million implemented out of the Mekong-Lancang cooperation fund.

1 October
Entry fee for foreigners to the Shwedagon Pagoda was changed.
Trial census was taken at the 100 collection plots in 20 townships from 1 to 15 October.
Yangon City Development Committee revoked the 63-acre grant allocated to the YP engine oil seller.

8 October
Rain-induced floods led to the opening of 29 temporary shelters in Bago and inundation of the Yangon-Mandalay highway.
Emergency maintenance works on Cyclone Mocha-affected ancient buildings in the MraukU cultural zone in Rakhine State had been finished.
The government sent a rescue flight for Myanmar citizens in Israel.

16 October
Ministry of Commerce revealed a special programme to grant electric vehicle and motorcycle import permits to Myanmar citizens abroad if they transfer their income through banks back home.

17 October
Yunnan Provincial General Chamber of Commerce Chairman Dr Gao Feng recognized Myanmar as the largest trading partner, import resource, and export market of Yunnan.

18 October
AYA and UAB banks signed a memorandum of understanding to give out K1.2 billion as their first phase of MSME loans for vendors at the Danyingon market.

19 October
Authorities brought back 57 inmates serving two to 10 years in Indian prisons from Port Blair Island.
Central Bank of Myanmar Governor Daw Than Than Swe revealed the imminent launch of a mobile payment application Digital Payment Switch (Myanmar Pay) that can reduce cash use.

20 October
Alms donation held to commemorate the 145th anniversary of the death of King Mindon, the founder of Mandalay Royal Capital.

24 October
Myanmar businesspeople and their counterparts from Chongqing discussed the bilateral investment and potential of a new International Land-Sea Trade Corridor at UMFCCI.

29 October
The collapse of U Bein Bridge located in Amarapura Township left 23 people with minor injuries.

1 November
Authorities at Yangon International Airport mandated the completion of arrival and departure forms for all travelers.
Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s branch in Yangon held a ceremony to launch its operation as a direct member of the Cross-Border Bank Payment System to facilitate Yuan-Kyat direct payment.
6 November
A meeting for small-scale development projects funded by India was held in Nay Pyi Taw.
7 November
Myanmar and Chinese officials signed a contract in Nay Pyi Taw for procuring electricity for three solar-powered station projects.

8 November
Minister Counsellor Dr. Zheng Zhihong of the Chinese Embassy presented a soft copy of the digitized Myanmar film Ngaba to family members of U Nyunt Maung, the lead actor of the film.

13 November
Inhabitants for the 1,728 flats of Thukha Dagon public rental housing in Dagon Myothit (South) Township were chosen through a lottery.

14 November
Dr Than Oo (Pyi Soe Min), Daw Khin Than Win (Kyu Kyu Thin), Dr Chit San (Chit San Win), and Dr Tun Tint (Dr Tun Tint – Myanmarsar) won National Lifetime Awards for Literary Achievement for 2022.
The Ministry of Labour announced that it blacklisted and took action against 126 companies that violated labour rights.

23 November
Yangon hosted Chinese Film Week 2023 at the Chinese Culture Centre.

29 November
Representatives from the South Korea-based GES Global Energy Solution Company met the Yangon Mayor to discuss electricity generation from the Hteinbin and Daweichaung landfills.

3 December
A ceremony paying homage to 47 elders of the Konbaung Dynasty was organized at Maha Beikman Taw Gyi, situated on Naga Cave Hill in Mayangon Township.
The Workplace Coordinating Committee settled 211 labour-related cases from January to November.

13 December
The Ministry of Home Affairs introduced an amendment aligned with the Gambling Law, granting authorities the power to arrest individuals suspected of engaging in public gambling without requiring a warrant.
The Yangon Region Directorate of Hotels and Tourism launched nine new destinations to attract foreign tourists to Yangon.

27 December
The 29th Graduation Ceremony of State Pariyatti Sasana Universities in Yangon and Mandalay saw 28 recipients of BA (Buddhism), 10 recipients of MA (Buddhism), and one recipient of a PhD (Buddhism), making a total of 39 Sayadaws from the respective Sasana Universities.

29 December
The Chinese Embassy to Myanmar announced a logo design competition aiming to exchange ideas among China and ASEAN member states for Myanmar artists.

31 December
The Yangon Region Government lifted the night curfew for one day to celebrate the 2024 New Year Countdown Festival at the People’s Square.

Translated by NT

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