Minister settles worker import plan with Myanmar

Thai and Myanmar labour ministers have agreed to proceed with a labour cooperation plan to import migrant workers through a government-to-government agreement, says a senior ministry official. Labour spokesman Theerapol Khunmuang said the plan is aimed not only at putting an end to labour exploitation and human trafficking, but also ensuring migrant workers’ rights are […]

Myanmar’s pricey realty rates to stay until 2018

Sky-high property prices in Myanmar, which in the country’s commercial capital Yangon have reached or partly exceeded the level of New York, Tokyo or Hong Kong, are to stay until at least 2018, dampening hopes that the sector would calm down from its current overheated state. This was the core message of Moe Thida, Assistant […]

Myanmar Relies on Foreign Investments to Draw Migrants, Refugees

Myanmar authorities are banking on foreign investments to generate jobs in a bid to woo back some of the country’s nearly 10 million migrant workers from neighboring countries. Senior officials from three ministries—home affairs; labor, employment and social security; and foreign affairs—held discussions with legislators last week to help check the current lack of employment […]

Bangkok protests ‘cannot hurt Myanmar tourism’—Ye Htut

BAGAN—Despite recent concerns about a possible decline in Thai tourist arrivals, anti-government protests taking place in Bangkok cannot hurt Myanmar’s tourism industry, the president’s spokesperson said today. Ye Htut, who is also the deputy minister for information, told Eleven Media on the sidelines of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting that the recent Bangkok shutdown would […]

Yangon gov’t to sell apartments at Ks 12 million per unit

YANGON—Apartments from the Shwe Linban low-cost housing project, located in Hlaing Thayar Township in Yangon, will soon be sold at less than Ks 12 million (US$ 12,000 ) per unit, according to the Department for Human Settlement and Housing Development. “The Yangon regional government is now discussing the sale of apartments from the Shwe Linban […]