A Singaporean technological firm partnered up with a Myanmar firm cooperation in education and entertainment works, according to the Voice report.
ST Electronics (Training and Simulation Systems) of Singapore and Nay Kyel Oo Group of Companies of Myanmar signed a collaboration agreement for forth business alliance.
According to managing director of the Myanmar consortium Zaw Lwin Oo said the company would cooperate with ST Electronics for education, culture and entertainment works.
The Singaporean firm could provide technologies and solutions for the online education services, museum and other events.
Nay Kyel Oo Group of Companies is a group of companies currently specialized in agriculture, construction and trading.
The signing ceremony took place in Park Royal Hotel in Yangon on October 16, according to the Voice report.
Myanmar commercial city’s municipal committee has digitized licensing process for businesses and industries in the city, according to a report by 7Day weekly.
It has launched www.ycdc.com.mm and makes the application for restaurants, motels, car rental services, theaters and others possible.
The Yangon City Development Committee announced that new licenses could be applied for and old ones renewed on line.
The website is still available in its beta version and the application in the trial period will not be responded, according to an information officer of YCDC.
According to separate reports, the Yangon regional government is planning to launch www.eyangon.gov.mm to provide the governmental information to the public.
Once the web site is launched, it would be the first regional government web site ever comes on line in Myanmar.
Myanmar’s renowned journalist Sein Win died Thursday at the age of 91 at a hospital in Yangon after his long illness, AP reported.
He was better known inside the country as Guardian U Sein Win named after the newspaper he had worked for.
He started his journalism career as a volunteer translator at a newspaper in 1942 under the Japanese rule.
He was imprisoned three times for his fight for press freedom.
“I always find the independent press as a suspect and victim of the governments,” he said in a speech given abroad.
“The national democratic governments treated us like their rival and the national autocratic regimes branded the free press as enemy,” he said.
He worked as translator, reporter, publisher and foreign correspondent.
Local carrier Shwe Myanmar has scheduled to launch flights to Myanmar’s administrative city Nay Pyi Taw on November 15, the Voice reported.
Shwe Myanmar is flying budget flights on Yangon-Mandalay, Yangon-Singapore and Yangon-Bangkok routes.
The expansion of the Nay Pyi Taw flights was acknowledged to the media in the welcoming ceremony of a newly-purchased Airbus at Yangon International Airport.
It will ply between Yangon and Mandalay with the new Airbus 320 daily and between Yangon and Nay Pyi Taw four times a week.
The airline has yet to reveal details of the Yangon-Nay Pyi Taw routes.
With all major government offices in Nay Pyi Taw and major events to be hosted in coming years, the number of passengers to the administrative seat is expected increase.
The Airbus 320 is the second recruit of the airliner.
BANGKOK, October 16, 2013 (AFP) – A Lao Airlines plane carrying 44 people from the capital Vientiane to the southern town of Pakse crashed killing all on board on Wednesday, a Thai foreign ministry spokesman said.
Laos officials informed Thailand that the plane carrying 39 passengers and five crew went down around eight kilometres (five miles) from the airport in Champasak province in southern Laos, said Thai foreign ministry spokesman Sek Wannamethee.
“I can now confirm, according to our reports, that all 44 people on board have died, including five Thai,” he told AFP.
An official at the South Korean embassy in Bangkok told Yonhap news agency that three of their nationals were also among the dead.
Pakse is a hub for tourists travelling to more remote areas in southern Laos. A Lao Airline official in Vientiane confirmed the crash, but was unable to provide further details of casualties.
She told AFP that the plane had set off from Vientiene on time at 2.45pm (0745 GMT) and was supposed to arrive in Paske just over an hour later.
Thailand’s English language Bangkok Post reported that the plane had crashed into the Mekong River in bad weather at it tried to land at Pakse airport.
It said the crash had occurred at 4pm local time (0900 GMT).
Pictures on Thai television showed a small plane, half submerged in the river, with what appeared to be bodies lying on the banks.
A spokesman from aircraft manufacturer ATR in France confirmed the crash and told AFP that the state-owned Lao Airlines flight was one of its twin-engine turboprop ATR-72 planes. He said Lao Airlines has a fleet of six ATR-72 planes.
An official at the Vietnamese Embassy in Laos told AFP on condition of anonymity that all on board the plane had been killed.
Founded in 1976, the carrier operates a fleet of ATR-72 turboprop, Airbus A320 and Chinese-made MA60 planes, serving domestic airports and destinations in China, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, according to its website.
It has a chequered safety record.
Eight people died when a plane operated by the airline — then called Lao Aviation — crashed in remote mountains in the northeast of the country in October 2000.
Communist Laos, landlocked between Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar and China, is a closed country with a secretive one-party government.
The nation of about seven million people is one of Asia’s poorest countries and is highly dependent on foreign donors.
The economy is relatively insulated from global trade and financial networks, though Laos has become a popular tourism destination and mining has played an increasingly important role in growth.
Lao Airline operates domestic flights as well as a limited number of international flights to other regional countries.
The carrier recorded some 900,000 passengers in 2012 and is expected to exceed 1 million people this year, according to a report in the Vientiane Times in March.
It said the country’s tourist arrivals reached 3.3 million in 2012, an increase of 22 percent compared to the previous year. ref: thaivisa.com photo ref: internet
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