Myawaddy industrial zone set for 2017 opening

An industrial zone under development in Kayin State is expected to open in fiscal year 2017, according to officials. The Myawaddy industrial zone is being built on a 201-acre site between Myawaddy and Thingan Nyi Naung, just 7 miles (11 kilometres) from the Thai-Myanmar border. “The state government hasn’t set a time limit on the […]

Thai-Myanmar border trade resumes through Mae Sot

Myanmar soldiers reopened ports on the Moei River opposite Tak province to trade on Tuesday night after Thai authorities allowed oil exports to resume through pipelines to Myawaddy. Myanmar soldiers had closed 23 ports on the river bank on Tuesday morning. This followed Thai officials’ recent decision to ban fuel deliveries through pipelines. They said […]

Have we destroyed Mother Nature’s gift beyond repair?

A recent news report stated that illegal logging is decreasing in Shan State. It also reported that illegal logging has been clamped down with the army’s assistance. Moreover, we have also learned that the Forest Department distributed three teak saplings to each household in Kywebwe town last month to encourage people’s participation in their afforestation […]

Four Thai-Myanmar border crossings to be opened on August 28

Myanmar and Thai citizens, as well as foreign tourists, will be allowed to pass through four Thai-Myanmar border checkpoints, including Myawady, starting from August 28, an official said. “We have received instructions to allow Thai citizens and foreign tourists to pass through all four border checkpoints on August 28. The remarkable thing is that Myanmar […]