India offers to aid Myanmar in boosting agriculture, healthcare

India on Thursday offered to assist Myanmar in the area of public healthcare and provide support in boosting agricultural production. The offer was made by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at the India Myanmar Business Conclave held at Myanmarese capital Yangon, according to an Indian commerce ministry statement in New Delhi. “India can cooperate in boosting […]

Yangon defends Kyaikkasan project

Yangon’s regional government has opposed the proposal submitted by MP Dr Nyo Nyo Thin on April 2 to cancel the business project to develop the famous Kyaikkasan Grounds. Nyo Nyo Thin urged the regional government to stop the project, as it was not in accord with existing laws and regulations but her proposal was rejected […]

Building code to shore up rickety construction sector

Construction projects in Myanmar will soon be regulated under a national building code. The Myanmar [Myanmar] National Building Code, designed to ensure procedural safety and combat embezzlement, is currently being drafted, according to Than Myint, chairman of the Committee for Quality Control of High-rise Building Projects (CQHP). Than Myint, speaking at the Myanmar Construction Seminar […]

Eviction of decades-long dwellers is unfair – law experts

It would be unfair to evict dwellers of 50 or 100 years, especially when the judges have been accused of corruption in relations to land scandals, legal experts and the victims of land seizures said. As the country’s real estate prices skyrocket reaching up to billions of kyats in certain purchases, judges are more likely […]