UK Government to Strengthen Gas Sector in Myanmar

A UK Government-supported programme, to strengthen the development of a modern, dynamic oil and gas sector in Myanmar, is to be launched later this month, according to a joint press release from the British Embassy in Yangon and Aberdeen International Associates (AIA). Mr Gordon McIntosh, Aberdeen City Council’s former Director of Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure, […]

Angelina Jolie on first visit to Myanmar

Myanmar’s House Speaker Shwe Mann took some time out on Wednesday to welcome UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie to parliament in Nay Pyi Taw. According to a press release issued by the British embassy in Yangon and reported on DVB on Wednesday, Jolie is visiting Myanmar for four days ”to learn more about the situation […]

Britain Sets Up Chamber of Commerce in Myanmar

YANGON — The first ever British Chamber of Commerce has been registered to work in Myanmar, in a move the UK hopes will assist companies from the former colonial power looking to set up operations here. The body, which will work with the local Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce (UMFCCI), was launched […]

Burmese Minister Oversees Power Generation Deals in the UK

YANGON — Burmese Minister for Electric Power Khin Maung Soe has overseen the signing of two deals that will see British technology, including Rolls Royce gas turbines, aid efforts to address Myanmar’s chronic electricity shortage. The minister arrived in the United Kingdom on Monday on a four-day visit that will include meetings with high ranking […]