Interbank cash transfers available with single ATM card next year

Interbank ATM Transfer
Interbank cash remittance services will be available by early next year. Photo: Aungmyin Yezaw

To link up all the banks on the MPU network, the necessary infrastructure needed was software, which MPU purchased from China. The software is now being replaced by a one developed in the US and this caused delays. The installation of the new software will now be completed in December 2017 before launching in early 2018, U Mya Than said.

via Interbank cash transfers available with single ATM card next year | The Myanmar Times

More teacher training needed to head off shortage, report finds

This sounds gravely concerning.

The country requires more than 6,500 high school teachers between now and next March, along with over21,000 middle school teachers and more than 35,000 primary school teachers, according to a report by the National Education Policy Commission in its second report (covering April to October) submitted to the Union Parliament.The report pointed said that teacher-training programs at universities and colleges were unable to sufficiently fill the vacant seats in basic-education schools. The Education Ministry needed to seek ways to solve that problem, said the report.

Source: More teacher training needed to head off shortage, report finds | Eleven Myanmar

Marubeni to overhaul power plant in Myanmar

Shall we see less power outage next summer?

Wholly owned subsidiary Marubeni Power Systems will renovate the combined-cycle plant operated by a public utility in Yangon’s Thaketa. Gas turbines will be replaced with the latest equipment, for example, raising output from 24,000kW to 66,000kW.

Source: Marubeni to overhaul power plant in Myanmar- Nikkei Asian Review

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Recently, Lea Verou asked an important question about whether HTML should have a standardised way of letting users select a country from a list.

Source: <input type=”country” />– Terence Eden’s Blog

Japan’s ANA ditches Myanmar’s Asian Blue airline project

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All Nippon Airways. Photo: ANA’s Facebook page

The decision comes amid growing frustration over the Myanmar government’s management of the economy. The country’s much-needed new foreign investment approvals have slowed since Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy won a election victory in late 2015 in one of the region’s poorest countries.

Source: Japan’s ANA ditches Myanmar’s Asian Blue airline project

Living in space has drastic, negative effects on the brain

As we move further and further from our planet and begin exploring space, we need to know that we can survive and function during these long trips in zero-g. Astronauts would need to live outside Earth’s gravity for three years on a trip to Mars — three to six months each way, plus two years waiting for the planets to align favorably once again. Mars has some gravity, but it’s approximately 1/3 that of the Earth’s. We need to understand how living in that kind of environment for an extended period of time will affect astronauts, and how they can mitigate any effects on their bodies and neural function.

Are we really an interstellar species? Can we even survive a Mars trip, let alone staying there a while longer?

Source: Living in space has drastic, negative effects on the brain