Urban Experts Urge Restrained Development of Yangon

YANGON — A group of Burmese urban experts and their organizations have sent an open letter to Myanmar’s president, requesting “urgent action” to rein in unruly urbanization projects that have had negative consequences due to a lack of “systematic urban planning controls” for the city. The letter also warns that “if the current situation is […]

Myanmar calls to end illegal timber trade with China

YANGON – Myanmar officials have demanded that the Chinese government stop importing thousands of tonnes of illegal timber into China. The move came after a China-Myanmar trade cooperation meeting during the 13th China-Myanmar Border Expo held in China from December 6 to 8. “There are about twenty thousands of logs in the southern part of […]

Myanmar Rivers Network calls suspension of dam projects

Due to Myanmar’s environmental impact, Myanmar Rivers Network has called on China and Thailand to suspend the implementation of dam projects in Thanlwin River for power generating, according to the Network. Despite the potential environmental impact, the deputy minister for Electric Power in March announced that the ministry was going to build six dams along […]