The zero tariff agreement signed by Myanmar and Vietnam will come to action on October 26, the local newspaper Daily Eleven reported, citing the press release by the Vietnamese Foreign Ministry dated October 7.
The agreement was signed between the two ASEAN countries earlier this month.
It includes Visa exemption for citizens of each country 14-day stay in either country and the Visa will be required for the longer stay.
Myanmar is seeing more tourists incoming into the country this year, with the entry of at least 40,000 foreigners through Yangon International Airport.
The government sub-committee for development of private sector said foreign experts and businessmen would be granted Visa without delays.
The ASEAN visa exemption agreement is expected to be signed in coming fiscal year.
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Authorities of Immigration and Population Ministry said the visa on arrival will be permitted at Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw, Pyi Myanmar reported.
“We are going to take part the sea games, mostly the international travelers will come to three cities in Myanmar.
We have no plan yet to issue visa in other cities with less developed tourism,” said the source.
Among the cities in Myanmar, these three cities receive more travelers each year.
Recently, the government has allowed tourists to enter through border gates in cooperation with Thai government.
Myanmar is in talks with Thai authorities over extension of offices issuing temporary passports to Myanmar migrant workers in Thailand, the government-run newspaper Myanma Alinn reported.
Offices currently opened in 11 Thailand towns including Chiangmai and Kanchnaburi will expire by August.
The Myanmar government is seeking to open five new offices for issuing and extending temporary passports and work permits to Myanmar migrant workers.
The new offices will be opened in the places convenient for Myanmar migrant workers in the neighbouring economy after the Hundreds of thousands of Myanmar migrant workers, both legal and illegal, are working in Thailand and there have been long-term issue of border trespassing.
The new offices will profit the workers in more ways than less cost and no disruption to their jobs.
Myanmar and Thailand have signed a deal on employment of uncertified workers since 2003.
The offices established under the agreement have issued passports and other certificates to undocumented Myanmar workers.
Myanmar government has turned down speculations of revamping of citizenship law which was effective since 1982, according to the government-run newspaper.
In response to report of private newspaper Daily Eleven, the government’s home ministry issued a press release Tuesday.
The press release features three-page verbatim clarification by home minister Khin Yi suggesting that reviewing the legislation was not appropriate at the lower house on 6 November, 2012.
The law has the overwhelming support from ethnic groups in Myanmar.
It says that the discussion have been aired in Skynet Hluttaw Channel.
President Thein Sein warned against terrorist acts that could damage life and properties of citizens in his TV address Thursday evening as more towns in Western part of Bago region only a few tens miles away from the commercial hub Yangon witnessed violence which led to imposing of curfew there. The president highlighted that the constitution allows freedoms of religion. He said the rioting were masterminded by those who manipulated faiths for their own causes.
”These violence and crisis must be seen as one of unavoidable challenges and issues to overcome together in-democratic transition,”he said.
He called on police force which he described as ‘the most responsible’ to contain the situations more strictly.
The president vowed to prevent life and properties of citizens from any destructive with the use of ‘civil-forces’.
He also said rumors and instigations sparked and fueled the violence.
Photo from President office website
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