The Global New Light of Myanmar of 18-2-2020 carried a news item entitled “Third Story Project organizes storytelling workshop in YGN”. Such a news story is rare one we hardly see in the dailies or other reading materials.
THE Myanmar Geosciences Society, with the kind supervision of the Ministry of Education as a focal Ministry, submitted the draft Myanmar Geoscience Council Bill in 2019 to the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw and Amyotha Hluttaw respectively. Regarding the term ‘Geoscience’, as it is relatively new term, there being a controversial between above two Hluttaws. The author would like to take the opportunity to clarify the concise account of the term ‘Geoscience’ and its critical needs for the twenty-first century.
SITUATED on the western coast of Myanmar, Rakhine State with its population of around 3.2 million is crucial for Myanmar’s economy and has plenty of potential for fast economic growth. Rakhine State can easily be accessible by land, waterways and air routes. Rakhine State serves as a gateway to the Indian Ocean because it is strategically and geographically located between China and India, the fastest growing economies in Asia and Myanmar’s neighbouring countries. Rakhine State has several investment opportunities for local and foreign investors in various sectors.
It can be said that the year 2020 is unlucky for China because of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak started from seafood and wild animal meat market of Wuhan one of big China towns.
Yangonites were worried about the air quality of the city they are living in. In this regard, Yangon (Kaba Aye) Station of Meteorology and Hydrology Department has been issuing the daily air quality of Yangon (PM2.5) it had measured since 6 this February on its Facebook pages. So, a media team of the News and Periodicals Enterprise interviewed Dr. Kyaw Moe Oo, Directior General of Meteorology and Hydrology Department as follows:
Recently, the outbreak of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in China has drawn close attention from the public in Myanmar. I have just returned to Yangon from Beijing. During my trip to China, I personally witnessed how the Chinese society, from the top leaders to the general public, are united in a battle of prevention and control against the epidemic.
The top diplomats of Japan, the United States and South Korea on Saturday agreed to support China's efforts to contain a deadly new coronavirus, as the outbreak poses increasing health risks and threatens to undermine the global economy.
(Cambodia's premier Hun Sen welcomed around 100 tourists who were handed flowers and scarves as they stepped ashore after an uncertain two weeks at sea.)
The 2-day forum was held at the World Health Organization’s Geneva headquarters. Over 300 scientists and researchers with many different backgrounds of study, helped address the current level and knowledge of the COVID-19 Disease (coronavirus). This includes, ways to collaborate and fund priority research to help stop this outbreak and prepare for the future.
A joint expert team comprising China and the World Health Organization (WHO) will provide suggestions on joint prevention and control of the coronavirus outbreak to China and other affected countries in the next step.