Telecom price war intensifies

The price war in Myanmar’s telecoms industry has intensified as the two foreign players stepped up their efforts to dominate the market with cheaper internet packages. The latest battle took place on May 26 when Qatar’s Ooredoo announced that it would cut its 3G internet charge from Ks10 per MB to Ks6 for non-contract customers. […]

Yangon jetties open with more in the works

Three new jetties have been completed in Yangon harbour so far in 2015, along a slew of more projects planned. The three, built by Myanma Industrial Port, Myat Myitta Mon and Annawa, were finished, while 10 more are under construction, said Myanma Port Authority chief engineer U Mya Than. The other 10 are being built […]

Floods, insects ravage Myanmar’s rice production

Rice production in Myanmar may decline by up to 40 percent from last year in some states due to flooding and insect attacks. Local sources say that rice harvests in Mon and Karen states of Myanmar are down 40 percent this year compared to those in 2012-13. Farmers along the Done-Tha-Mi river say wet season […]

Wary of Official Census, Myanmar’s Ethnic Minorities Count Their Own

YANGON — Before the Myanmar government conducts a major census next year, ethnic minority groups are collecting their own data, saying they are wary of trusting population statistics from government leaders who in the past allegedly inflated the percentage of ethnic majority Myanmarn people in the country. Ethnic Shan and ethnic Mon organizations, representing two […]

In Myanmar , a Debate Over Mother-Tongue Teaching

As a student in Mandalay, Thida Win would wake up early every morning, before sunrise, to cram in two hours of Chinese language and history study before classes started at her public school. She and her parents were born in Burma, but her grandfather migrated to the country from China in the 1950s, and she […]

Possible first wind farm locations announced

Yangon and Ayeyarwady regions, as well as Rakhine State, may be among the country’s first locations to receive windmill-generated electricity after power producers from China and Thailand announced their continued progress to develop wind farms, officials said. China’s Three Gorges Co and Gunkul Engineering Public Co of Thailand each signed a pair of agreements with […]