Myanmar’s cultural city Mandalay has been named in 33 first-class cities in 100 most flexible cities list by Rockefeller Foundation, according to Modern News Journal.
The foundation headquartered in New York of US made the press release on listing on December 3.
Almost 400 cities worldwide are assessed by the Rockefeller Foundation.
The selection was partly an outcome of submission of plans to make Mandalay a green city by Mandalay City Development Committee and UN-Habitat.
According to an unnamed officer closed to the Mandalay City Development Committee, the Rockefeller Foundation has pledged non-cash aids worth USD 1 million for preparing the city to sustain the natural disasters and make it green.
The foundation and its partners will provide technical assistances to the efforts.
The Rockefeller Foundation established since 1913 is currently led by former world leaders including ex-US president Bill Clinton.
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Myanmar signed a non-visa agreement with the Philippines on Myanmar president Thein Sein’s visit to the fellow ASEAN nation.
The visa exception agreement was signed in Malacanang on Thursday as Myanmar sought visa exception agreements with ASEAN partners.
The president met his Filipino counterpart on his visit to the nation hostile to Myanmar’s close ally China.
Filipino president Aqunio said the meeting between the two leaders was “a testimony to our desire to learn more from each other and advance cooperation in various fields,” according to ANC report.
Thein Sein also expressed sympathy towards those killed by deadly typhoon and donated USD 100,000 for the survivors.
He also pledged some more aids for rehabilitation of quake-hit areas.
In a separate report by Rappler, the Philippines has determined to “shared important lessons learnt” in conditional cash transfer to Myanmar.
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World leading luxury car brand Mercedes opened a showroom in Myanmar as the recent reforms steered it into the once-isolated country.
Mercedes has opened its showroom and service centre in Yangon on November 29, according to a Voice report.
The showroom was opened on Pyay road and the service centre on Kaba Aye Pagoda road.
The brand new Marcedes assembled in European countries are being put on display at the showroom on Pyay road in the commercial city of the country.
Big-name automobile companies including Chevrolet, Honda and many others have already landed Myanmar with opening of showrooms.
Thanks to the previous relaxations in car import policies, the automobiles came within the reach of middle class.
The number of automobile showrooms in the city has been ever increasing in the most populous city of Myanmar.
Myanmar’s most venerated monk Nyannissara and Nobel laureate opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi were invited to The World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH), according to the Voice report.
Dr Tin Myo Min, chairperson of the Health Committee of National League for Democracy the party led by the Nobel laureate parliamentarian, confirmed the invitation to the summit.
The eight World Innovation Summit for Health will be hosted by Doha in Qatar on December 10-11, according to a press release by organizer Qatar foundation.
Myanmar delegates attending the summit will leave for Qatar on December 9, though the attendance of the NLD chairperson.
WISH executive president Lord Darzi promised the renovation and upgrade of Yangon People’s Hospital on his visit to Myanmar.
Suu Kyi is an UNAIDS global ambassador against discrimination and has just attended a World AIDS Day conference in Australia on December 2.
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A photo tour by 30 photos has come out as a book under the same title with its project “7 Days in Myanmar”.
The launch of the book and a photo exhibition was hosted by Chatrium Hotel in Yangon on December 2, according to Myanma Alinn report.
The tour which was also joined by nine local photographers was organized Singapore-based EDM company.
The book features photos by 30 photographers during their one-week tour.
Managing director Didier Millet of EDM briefed on the project at the launch of the book.
The launch was attended by tourism minister Htay Aung and Singaporean ambassador Robert Chua who gave speeches respectively.
The stunning pictures of the country depicting its culture, social life, nature and religion come up with text by Than Myint U and Dr U Thaw Kaung.
- MANDALAY IN ROCKEFELLER’S 33 FIRST-CLASS CITIES LIST
- MYANMAR SIGNS VISA EXCEPTION AGREEMENT WITH THE PHILIPPINES
- MERCEDES OPEN SHOWROOM IN YANGON
- SUU KYI INVITED TO INT’L HEALTH SUMMIT IN QATAR
- “7 DAYS IN MYANMAR” COMES OUT AS A BOOK
- DAWEI SEZ PROJECT SUSPENDED
- MYANMAR WINS FIRST TWO SEA GAMES GOLDS
- DIGICEL IN DEAL WITH OOREDOO
- MYANMAR WRITER RECEIVES THAI PRINCE’S HONOUR
- MYANMAR ONLINE STORE TO OFFER HANDICRAFTS ONLINE
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