Who’s who: Myanmar’s new cabinet

Take a look inside the National League for Democracy’s new proposed government with insider profiles of the party’s 18 candidates for ministerial posts: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi (foreign affairs; president’s office; education; energy and electric power) The National League for Democracy leader needs little introduction. Has vowed to rule “above the president”, and with […]

Parliament approves large loan for Dala-Yangon bridge build

The Pyidaugnsu Hluttaw has given the go-ahead to a US$138 million loan from South Korea to build a bridge between Yangon and Dala – a project that will cost nearly $170 million. The $137.8 million loan from South Korea’s Economic Development Cooperation Fund, which will go to Myanmar’s Ministry of Construction, gained approval on May […]

Government Inspects Manufacturing Businesses for Licences

Authorities are inspecting manufacturing businesses to uncover unregistered companies as a spread of unregistered small and medium industries(SMI) throughout Myanmar are thought to be undercutting local industrial production. The Ministry of Industry’s Industrial Supervision unit’s director general U Thein Swe said private industrial businesses are wrong to think registering companies is a time consuming process […]