Myanmar green energy sector faces hurdles

YANGON – Myanmar’s goal of achieving a 100 per cent electrification rate by 2030, with 20 per cent of energy from renewable sources, is achievable but several hurdles need to be tackled first, energy experts have said. At the Myanmar Green Energy Summit 2016 last week, panellists agreed that hydroelectricity, plus wind and solar energy, […]

Eumeralla expects mining permit this year

Australian mining firm Eumeralla Resources expects to receive a permit to explore for tin and tungsten in Kayah State by September of this year – three years after it first applied, the firm announced this week. The company expects the exploration permit to be granted in the second or third quarter of this year, it […]

Rubber farmers struggle as prices fall

At Shwe Kokko Myaing’s rubber plantation in Myawady district, crowded trees stretch endlessly on either side of the road. The workers live in old dwellings by the roadside. The five children are used to looking after each other. The oldest, aged eight, rocks his sister’s cradle while fixing lunch for the middle three. Their mother […]

Telenor switches on in Kayah State with handful of cell towers

Telenor Myanmar switched on its network of 13 towers in Kayah State yesterday, as the telco works toward expanding across the country. Currently, the Norwegian firm’s Kayah State towers are clustered around its largest city Loikaw, but Telenor Myanmar CEO Petter Furberg said it is still early days for local coverage. “We are still in […]

Myanmar proposes new checkpoint

KAYAH STATE, 22 June 2015: A new border crossing between Kayah State and Thailand’s Mae Hong Song province will open, later this year, a move that Myanmar hopes will help boost tourism and regional development in the remote state. Mae Hong Song province is in the far northwest of Thailand, bordering Myanmar, but does not […]

Three-year project to promote tourism in Myanmar’s Kayah state

MYANMAR has kicked off a new US$1.9 million joint development programme to nurture the tourism potential of the eastern state of Kayah, funded by the Netherlands government. Launched late last month, the project is co-designed by the Netherlands Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries and Geneva-based International Trade Centre (ITC), and will […]

Myanmar to open another trade centre on Thai border

The construction of Maisal Trade Centre in Kayah State along the border with Thailand has just been completed and the government plans to open the border gate soon. This will be the 7th border trade centre between Myanmar and Thailand. Its construction cost a total of Ks 110 million (US$ 110,000), according to the Ministry […]

Download Myanmar map to your smart phone

Get the latest Myanmar (Burma) Map on your laptop, iPad, iPhone and Android. The image below is a thumbnail of the actual map. To download an optimized high-res map of Myanmar click on the image below and download the actual map. Take note that the file size of the actual map is 1.3 MB. However […]