Report highlights Myanmar’s aquaculture potential

A new report on Myanmar’s inland fish farms highlights a number of issues preventing the industry from reaching its potential, including land use regulations and a near-monopoly on feed. The study, carried out last year, was presented by the Centre for Economic and Social Development (CESD), Michigan State University (MSU), and the International Food Policy […]

Two years after the government passed a law to set a minimum wage, it still has not come into existence.

The issue has been a source of tension particularly in the garment industry, with a number of strikes so far this year revolving around issues of wages and overtime. Yet experts say it has been a difficult process to put a minimum wage into place, with the topic more complex than it first appears. “We […]

Yangon auditor-general two years behind on government accounts

Two members of the Yangon Region parliament – an MP from the Union Solidarity and Development Party and one independent – are calling for the release of audits into regional government spending for the past two years. So far MPs say they have only received audited reports for spending in 2012-13 – the fiscal year […]

Myanmar launches first crisis management centre

Myanmar will launch its first crisis management centre on Wednesday to help authorities react more quickly and effectively to emergencies. Funded by the European Union, and costing some 300,000 euros, it will be based in Myanmar’s capital, Nay Pyi Taw. YANGON: Myanmar will on Wednesday launch a crisis management centre, the first of its kind […]