Suu Kyi hosts dinner with Boris Johnson

State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi hosted an honorary dinner for a British delegation led by Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson at her residence on January 20, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting, they discussed boosting cooperation in bilateral relations, education, health care and economic sectors. Their discussions also focused on the peace process and democratisation efforts, said the ministry.

Other ministers and British Ambassador Andrew Patrick also joined the state dinner.

Yangon bus operators thank car owners for help carrying commuters in rush hours

Officials from Yangon Bus Services (YBS) have asked the owners of cars that carry commuters for free to only do this during rush hours.
Authorities who made the request on Thursday said they were very grateful for help from car owners to ease transport and traffic difficulties. 
On the first day of services, commuters were dependent on cars, as not all Yangon buses fully functioned.

Japan signs agreement to give ODA five projects in Myanmar

Japan signed an agreement in Nay Pyi Taw on January 18 to provide Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Myanmar for five projects worth US$824 million (Yen 93.97 million), according to the Japanese Embassy in Myanmar.

The ODA is set to be used for the renovation and maintenance of Yangon-Mandalay railroad, the water supply in Yangon Region, the electricity supply to major cities, the agriculture sector and rural development.