Connectivity with Myanmar — the wait gets longer

Building a project in Myanmar was and is difficult. But, is it so difficult that the connectivity proposals mooted by Delhi early in the last decade will remain a dream or at best half complete? Exactly the same happened to proposals to connect the north-eastern States and ASEAN through Myanmar. The trilateral India-Myanmar-Thailand (IMT) highway […]

India, Bangladesh, Myanmar work together on quake prediction

KOLKATA: Efforts are on by Indian seismologists and geologists to jointly carry out studies with Bangladesh and Myanmar and form a common geodetic network to verify fresh data and sort out discrepancies over earthquake-related research in the region. In a recent paper in Nature Geoscience, a group of scientists published new evidence of the increasing […]

Gold smuggling thrives across Myanmar’s borders

The thriving illegal business in gold across Myanmar’s porous borders is likely to continue unchecked until the government legalises trade of the raw material, said traders and industry sources. Industry bodies have asked the Ministry of Commerce to strike the precious metal from its list of restricted goods, saying this would boost government coffers and […]

Centuryply to explore Oceania to overcome Myanmar’s log ban

Kolkata, March 19 (IANS): As Myanmar’s ban on the export on Gurjan wood remains in place, Indian plywood major Centuryply is exploring options of sourcing logs from countries in Oceania as well as Europe. “We are exploring options of bringing logs from Papua and New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. However, logistically these are difficult […]