JICA dismisses accusations of negligence

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has rejected allegations that it betrayed its own guidelines on “environmental and social considerations” in the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), in which it has a 10 percent equity stake. The charges were levelled by residents of the Myaing Thar Yar resettlement village, home to 68 families displaced by […]

JICA to Help Gov’t Modernise Customs Dept

The Myanmar Customs Department under the Ministry of Finance and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) are going to implement a technical cooperation project in a bid to modernise Myanmar’s customs and introduce an automated cargo clearance system. With an expected rise in trade volume in near future, Myanmar Customs is trying to upgrade its decades-old […]