NLD govt faces daunting task in reforming ruined universities

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – On a recent April morning, Aung Kyaw Soe got off the bus near the University of West-Yangon after spending some 2 hours in traffic to reach the campus located on the city’s outskirts. “When we take the public bus to the university we break out in a sweat and are not […]

Open The Door To Trade

US Business Community Ask Obama Government to Ease Myanmar Sanction TO improve ties between Myanmar and the USA the American Chamber of Commerce Myanmar, the National Foreign Trade Council, the US-ASEAN Business Council, the United States Chambers of Commerce and the United States Council of International Business called for the US government to ease sanctions […]

In search of fame and fortune at Myanmar’s finishing schools

Knees pressed together and sitting bolt upright, Myanmar students watch a demonstration on personal grooming, the latest batch at a Yangon finishing school chasing dreams of celebrity and success. A small but rapidly growing middle class in the once-cloistered nation is seizing the chance to master western manners after decades of military rule ended in […]

World Bank approves $560 million loan for Myanmar’s power plan

YANGON (REUTERS) – The World Bank has approved US$400 million (S$560 million) in interest-free credit to support Myanmar’s moves to boost electricity access across one of Asia’s poorest and least-connected countries. The loan provided by the bank’s International Development Association (IDA) covers financing and technical assistance for a National Electrification Plan, which seeks to power […]

Ooredoo, Telenor Finally Set to Get Myanmar Telecoms Licenses

YANGON — Qatar’s Ooredoo can begin rolling out a telecommunications network in Myanmar after its license is formally awarded this week, a senior government official said on Wednesday. Myanmar announced in June that Ooredoo and Norway’s Telenor Group had won licenses after a hotly contested bidding process to develop networks in one of the world’s […]