Smartphones Bring Happiness And Headaches To Myanmar

The number of mobile subscribers in Myanmar has quickly grown in a short five years from a mere 500,000 to more than 22 million — giving Burmese a crash course in all the benefits and challenges new technology can bring. Myanmar’s low electrification rates, recurring power outages and poor Internet infrastructure mean that this growth […]

Minding the IT gap

While mobile phones are quickly becoming an increasingly important aspect of Yangon’s social and business landscapes, the same cannot be said for large swathes of Myanmar’s rural regions. A survey conducted in a village in the Ayeyarwady delta earlier this month illustrates the extent of the urban-rural divide: The investigation found, for example, that none […]

DuPont sets sights on Myanmar agriculture

DuPont, the Delaware-based chemical company, will start providing agricultural assistance to Myanmar in the fourth quarter after it opens its first office in the country. Rajeev Vaidya, DuPont’s president for Asean and South Asia, said once the office is set up, products can be distributed to farmers right away such as crop protection chemicals and […]