MoHT expands ecotourism destinations

the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced they will open up 22 regions of the country to ecotourism for both foreign and local travelers. Efforts to design the government-backed Ecotourism Plan began in 2015 in the name of developing Myanmar’s tourism sector, and are reportedly being drawn up in accordance with the relevant laws […]

Rapid Migration and Lack of Cheap Housing Fuels Yangon Slum Growth

YANGON — Ei Cho Khine once had dreams of becoming a tour guide. As a student back in her village in Magwe Region in central Myanmar, she would often encounter groups of foreigners being led by tour guides while helping her parents at their Bein moke snack stall. “My dream was to be a tour […]

Coal: the new power battleground

The strong monsoon wind blows thick, rain-filled clouds in from the Andaman Sea to the fringes of the Ayeyarwady delta. Thoung Khon is just 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Yangon, on the west bank of the Yangon River, but the lack of roads – it’s difficult to travel to the region by car – makes […]

Myanmar Has Swapped a Military Dictatorship for a Stock Exchange

Why you should care Myanmar has one of the last untapped economies in the world and a wealth of gas, gems and other resources. A stock market could eventually provide an entry point for investors. Thinking of investing in Myanmar? Just maybe it will be possible soon. The last time Myanmar launched a stock exchange […]