Asean News

Thai authority made surprise checks on shops in Maesot market

The use of mosquito coils has gained extensive support in malaria-endemic countries, even though it is not a recommended preventive measure for avoiding mosquitoes.

Shops selling “Gorzilla” mosquitoes coils in Maesot market were raided during the surprise checks by Thai authorities August 27 as those mosquito coils were not within Thailand’s Food And Drug Association regulations and thus were illegal to be sold and unsuitable t be used.

Endangered species Leopard Cat seized

A leopard cat, which is an endangered species, was caught in Yatpha village in Homalin Township and is now being prepared to be released in the wild..
“It was captured since it was young and kept as a pet in a house in Namt Taw village. When it grew, it can no longer be kept as a pet and returned it to Forestry office. We are now preparing to send it back to the Htamathi wild life. We’ll release it with forest patrol team next week,” said administrator of Htamathi reserved forest.

Laos, Myanmar move forward in energy cooperation

VIENTIANE (Vientiane Times/ANN) - Laos and Myanmar have taken another step towards implementing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on power cooperation that was signed in January this year.
Senior officials from the two nations met at the 1st Joint Working Committee Meeting (JWC) held in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar, recently to discuss the agreement and move forward.

Southern Shan State faces water shortage

TAUNGGYI- Totaling 3,200 households comprising 16,000 family members from over 30 villages in five Townships of Pa-O Self-Administered Zone, in Southern Shan State, are facing water shortages, according to the locals.
“We can’t do water donation this year because we are now building water storage tanks for long term. We make water donation in Khamparmu village, Kalaw Township and build water storage tank there. If a person who want to donate the water, he or she can contact us,” said Ko Aung San from Taungyoe Youths Aids Team.

11th Lower Mekong Initiative and Friends of Lower Mekong Region Working Group Meeting begins

The 11th Lower Mekong Initiative and Friends of Lower Mekong Region Working Group Meeting, jointly organised by Myanmar and the United States, commenced at M Gallery Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw on May 3.

The two-day meeting is being attended by delegates from Myanmar, the US, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Australia, Korea, the World Bank and the Asean Secretariat.

Myanmar State Counsellor’s Việt Nam visit to tighten bilateral ties

HÀ NỘI — The two-day visit to Việt Nam, starting today, by Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to strengthen bilateral ties and tighten the Việt Nam-Myanmar partnership. 

This is the first official visit to Việt Nam by Aung San Suu Kyi, who is also Myanmar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the President’s Office. 

VN, Myanmar aim for $1b in two-way trade

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc and State Counselor of Myanmar Aung San Suu Kyi agreed to further deepen bilateral trade and investment on a win-win basis in order to achieve two-way trade valued at US$1 billion or higher during their talks in Hà Nội yesterday.

The talks took place right after the welcome ceremony the same day. The Vietnamese PM expressed his support for Myanmar during its national reconciliation and construction.

Deputy PM Trương Hòa Bình receives Myanmar border minister


HÀ NỘI – Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình hosted a reception in Hà Nội on Tuesday for Myanmar Minister of Border Affairs Ye Aung, who is on a working visit to Việt Nam to enhance co-operation in ethnic affairs. 

Leaders laud VN-Myanmar ties


HÀ NỘI — National Assembly (NA) Chairwoman Nguyễn Thị Kim Ngân highlighted the reinforced relationship between the legislatures of Việt Nam and Myanmar at her reception for Deputy Speaker of the Assembly of the Union of Myanmar Aye Thar Aung in Hà Nội on Thursday.

Myanmar hosts 19th Asean-COCI Subcommittee on Information Meeting

The 19th Asean-COCI Subcommittee on Information Meeting commenced at Sky Star Hotel in Yangon on March 6.

Union Minister for Information Dr Pe Myint addressed the opening of the meeting that will last till March 8.