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This contest creates great opportunities for young IT enthusiasts to run IT business.
This is in collaboration with Myanmar Computer Federation with CIESF from Japan. The contest is to develop a mobile app, hoping to produce more local IT professionals, as mobile penetration in Myanmar continues to increase.

Restoration of the biggest lake in Yamethin, Mandalay is ongoing, hoped to continue to provide sufficient water for irrigation and households. Theint Theint Aye reports about the progress of the work.
Kyee Ne Lake is silting up, limiting the amount of water it provides to farmlands in the region. The Department of Irrigation is restoring it with 15.8 billion kyats or over 15.8 million US dollar budget, starting in July this year.

A formal payment agreement system in beans trading has been introduced in Yangon early this month, and it was clarified by the Yangon Region Chambers of Commerce and Industry and Myanmar Pulses, Beans & Sesame Seeds Merchants Association at the Wholesale Centre in Bayingnaung Saturday.
The main purpose of this system is to eradicate the practice of informal, verbal agreement, advance selling and fraud in the beans market.

Police intervened in a tense confrontation between residents of a South Korean border town and activists attempting to send propaganda leaflets into the North, preventing the launch which had prompted threats of retaliation from Pyongyang. The dispute began near a park in the border town of Paju, when a dozen people with their faces hooded seized an activists' truck carrying balloons and leaflets.  Some 100 police surrounded a bus carrying around 20 activists after local resident’s hurled eggs at it.

Trade ministers from the U.S., Japan and ten other countries attended the start of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement meeting in Sydney with the hope of a free trade agreement across the Asia-Pacific to be concluded by the end of the 2014. The 12-nation pact is high on Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic reform agenda and central to U.S. President Barack Obama's policy of expanding the U.S. presence in Asia.

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