Bangladesh sends second group of Rohingya refugees to offshore island
Bangladesh has sent a second group of Rohingya refugees to an offshore island in the Bay of Bengal from a crowded refugee camp in its south-eastern district of Cox’s Bazar, officials said on Tuesday. Navy ships in the morning took 1,804 refugees to Bhashan Char island as part of a planned relocation programme, said Abdullah Al Mamun Chowdhury, the programme's leader. Chowdhury said the refugees were sent to newly built villages upon arrival. Amid criticism from international rights groups, more than 1,600 Rohingya were moved earlier this month to the island, which is some 35 kilometres from th...
Japanese trader Mitsubishi wins 69 bil. yen train deal from Myanmar
BANGKOK, NNA - Major Japanese trader Mitsubishi Corp. has received an order for 246 railway cars from state-run Myanma Railways for the Yangon circular and Yangon-Mandalay railway projects. Mitsubishi on Tuesday announced the deal totaling about 69 billion yen ($661 million), which will be covered by a yen loan accord between the two countries. The Japanese trader said 66 railway cars will be delivered for the Yangon circular railway project and another 180 railway cars for the Yangon-Mandalay railway project from 2023 to 2025. The cars will be built by leading Spanish train maker Construccion...
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Quality Myanmar coffee to hit Japan’s Muji shelves soon
By Yadana HtunYANGON, NNA - Supporting sustainable livelihood of farmers in Myanmar's southern Shan State, Japanese retailer Muji will start selling their coffee beans next week.Ryohin Keikaku Co., Ltd., which runs the Muji chain of stores in Japan and overseas, has announced its partnership with Green Gold Cooperative in the Shan region to supply small batches of Arabica beans produced by their farmers.Labelled as Myanmar Coffee Beans, the product will be sold at 39 Muji stores in Japan as well as their online sites from September 23.The Green Gold Cooperative, an association of about 900 cof...
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