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In the first eight months of the current fiscal year, nearly 800,000 tonnes of pulses were exported by sea and more than 700,000 tonnes from the border, for a total of nearly 150,000 tonnes

In the first eight months of the current fiscal year, nearly 800,000 tonnes of pulses were exported by sea and 700,000 tonnes from the border, for a total of nearly 150,000 tonnes, according to the Ministry of Commerce. From October to June 18 of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, pulses were exported by sea at 78,785 tonnes, valued at $ 623.807 million. Exports of 710,674 tonnes from the border amounted to $ 554.010 million, of which a total of 1498531 tonnes of pulses were exported from seaborne and border crossings, earning $ 1,177.817 million from the Indian government. The two sides have been negotiating since 2016 to sign the G to G Memorandum of Understanding (Draft) on Pulses and Pulses Trade Cooperation between Myanmar and India.

At present, the two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between Myanmar and India on June 18, 2021 under the G to G program to promote pulses and pulses trade between Myanmar and India, depending on the volume and consumption needs of Myanmar and India. According to the MoU, the Indian government will import 250,000 tonnes of pulses and 100,000 tonnes of pulses from Myanmar annually through private trade between the next five years, 2021-2022 to 2025-2026 (April to March), according to the Ministry of Commerce.

The G to G MoU will not affect the annual international bean quota issued by the Government of India, and Myanmar bean exporters will be able to participate in the international quota. Myanmar produces locally grown legumes. Green peas According to the Ministry of Commerce, the three main types of pulses are pulses. Among them, pulses and green peas are mainly exported to India, while green peas are mainly exported to China and some European countries. Myanmar produces over 11 million acres of pulses annually, accounting for more than 35% of the total production of pulses and pulses. In Myanmar, a total of 11.45 million acres of pulses are cultivated annually for 18 varieties of pulses. Standing 25 percent; According to the statement, pulses are grown at 15% and lentils at 8%.

Source: Daily Eleven

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At present, electricity generation is produced 47% of its energy from hydropower, more than 52.4% from thermal energy, 0.6% from solar energy

At present, hydropower accounts for 47% of hydropower; More than 52.4% of thermal energy; According to the Ministry of Power and Energy, 0.6% of solar energy is generated. The country’s electricity demand is growing at an annual rate of 15 percent. Union Minister for Power and Energy Aung Than Oo said that 2064.3 megawatts of thermal power plants and 26.77 megawatts of solar power plants would be generated. In the current power system, the proportion of power generation sources is 47% from hydropower, 0.6% from solar and RE and 52.4% from thermal energy (GAS + LNG + Coal). So far, it has achieved more than 60.6 percent of the electrification ratio, he said.

In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, 3,225 megawatts will be generated from hydropower, depending on the energy source. 2773 MW from natural gas; 40 megawatts of solar power. According to the Ministry of Power and Energy, LNG has generated 900 megawatts and coal from 120 megawatts for a total of 7,058 megawatts. In the 2015-2016 financial year, 3181 MW from hydropower and 1752 MW from natural gas. Coal generates 120 megawatts for a total of 5053 megawatts. 63% from hydropower; 35% from natural gas and 2% from coal. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, 11,227.82 million kilowatt-hours of hydropower generation will be generated. 9366.56 million kilowatt hours from natural gas; 2,169.70 million kilowatt hours from steam; Diesel generates 104.73 million kilowatt hours.

In the 2017-2018 financial year, 12,265.03 million kilowatt hours from hydropower; 7,459.22 million kilowatt hours from natural gas; 1,080.60 million kilowatt hours from steam; Diesel generates 1.55 million kilowatt hours. In the 2016-2017 financial year, 12,265.03 million kilowatt hours from hydropower; 7,459.22 million kilowatt-hours from natural gas; 1,080.60 million kilowatt hours from steam; Diesel generates 77.55 million kilowatt hours. The annual capacity generation of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy was 15965 million units in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 17867 million units in the 2016-2017 financial year; In the fiscal year 2017-2018, million units 200555; Production increased to 228,799 million units in the 2018-2018 fiscal year and 27,300 million units in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Source: Daily Eleven

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Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Health and Sports

Order No 265/2021

2nd Waning of Nayon 1383 ME
26 June 2021

The Ministry of Health and Sports hereby announced the order by exercising the authority stipulated in Sub-Section (b) of Section 21 of the Prevention and Control of Communicable Diseases Law.

  1. The Ministry of Health and Sports has taken preventive measures against Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in real-time. Therefore, people from Lashio Township of Shan State need to stay at home due to the number of confirmed patients on the rise in the township.
  2. Hence, the people residing in Lashio Township of the Shan State are involved in the Stay-at-Home programme.
  3. The people inclusive of the Stay-at-Home programme of the township need to abide by the following disciplines:
    (a) Reside at their homes only (except for the persons going to government departments, organizations, companies, factories and workplaces for serving duties);
    (b) Arrange only one person from each house to go out shopping;
    (c) Arrange only two persons per house to go to hospitals and clinics;
    (d) Wear masks if they go outside the houses;
    (e) Allow ferries and registered vehicles to transport returnees from workplaces to pass the wards;
    (f) Allow one person only in addition to the driver in a vehicle for shopping in the ward and two persons except for the driver to go to hospitals or clinics;
    (g) Abide by the standard operating procedures (SOP) for trucks to ensure smooth flow of commodities in the township;
  4. People need to inform the relevant ward administration bodies about seeking approvals to go outside the houses if they have reasons to raise the limited number of participants in the measures and other emergency issues mentioned in sub-paragraph (b), (c) and (f) of Paragraph 3. The relevant administrative bodies need not allow ingoing and outgoing persons, except officials and those returnees from duty.
  5. Action will be taken against those who fail to abide by the order under the existing laws.
  6. The order came into force at 4 am on 27-6-2021.
    Dr Thet Khaing Win
    Union Minister

Source: The Global New Light of Myanmar