Nepal quake highlights Building Code

The Myanmar Engineering Society is urging developers to follow the National Building Code, after the Nepal earthquake raised concerns on the ability of local buildings to survive disasters. The code is still in draft form, and was initially written in English in 2012. Although it must be passed by parliament to become law, experts say […]

Ministry begins living cost survey to set minimum wage

A cost-of-living survey that will help determine a national minimum wage got under way on January 26 in Yangon and Bago regions. Investigators will use questionnaires to examine the living conditions of business owners, public servants, workers earning a bare living and unemployed people. Daw Tin Tin Ye, an official with the labour department of […]

Myanmar sees encouraging foreign engagement in agricultural sector

YANGON, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Myanmar has seen some encouraging foreign engagement in the development of its agricultural sector, in which foreign investment accounts for only 0.43 percent of the total. The International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) recently granted 300,000 U.S. dollars’ aid to Myanmar to carry out project for agricultural development. The 18-month […]