ADB to Loan $60 Million for Myanmar’s Electricity Network

YANGON — In a push to develop Myanmar’s national power grid, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a US$60 million loan to improve access to electricity in four divisions. Some 480,000 households in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway divisions will see access to a more reliable electricity supply through the loan, ADB said Monday. […]

Myanmar’s rice revival uncertain

Scant stocks, weak demand dent Myanmar’s hopes of rice revival. Shrinking global demand, poor infrastructure and hesitant investors could leave Myanmar far short of its rice export target this year, dealing a blow to its ambitions of competing with the world’s top shippers of the grain. Industry experts and government officials say the 3 million-tonne […]