The Land Rush in Myanmar

After decades of military rule, Myanmar at last has a democratically elected government. Longtime opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s party took charge in March, with her ally Htin Kyaw becoming president and the Nobel laureate herself serving as foreign affairs minister. In response, the U.S. last month announced a partial rollback of economic sanctions […]

Environmental Impact Study on Thilawa 2nd Phase Due in October

YANGON — Consultants for the Japan-backed Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) being built near Yangon said that they expect to release the findings of an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the project’s 2,000-hectare second phase in October. Environmental Resources Management Japan and Burmese company E-Guard Environmental Services are conducting the Strategic Environmental Assessment, which is […]