Yangon zoning plan expected this year

Yangon’s zoning plan will finally go from draft to law this year, YCDC officials said earlier this week. The city plan was first drawn up in 2013 by a working committee with recommendations from urban planners and representatives from YCDC, the Ministry of Construction, Yangon Heritage Trust, the Ministry of Science and Technology, and Japan […]

Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]

Myanmar Development Institute (MDI) officially launched

Myanmar Development Institute (MDI) was officially launched, with a workshop to announce its master plan at Nay Pyi Taw recently, according to Korea International Cooperation Agency-KOICA. In collaboration with Korea Development Institute (KDI), KOICA is implementing the one of the flagship projects named ‘Establishment of MDI’ from 2014 to 2019 with 20 million USD. MDI […]

Long delayed IP law undergoing legal review

: A law to regulate intellectual property – covering essential matters of copyright, design, trademarks and patents – could finally be passed later this year as the latest draft is now undergoing legal review before its submission to parliament. A strong IP law is considered vital to attracting foreign investors who might otherwise be concerned […]

Japan to increase investment in Myanmar education

The Japan International Cooperation Association (JICA) office in Myanmar has announced that its association will pledge¥1.35 billion (around $13.5 million) towards the advancement of engineering subjects in two technology universities in Yangon and Mandalay. This project is a five-year endeavor that willbeginon 5 October 2013 and continue until 5 October 2018. Its major aim is […]