Parents in the dark regarding basic education reforms

To meet international standards, the new curriculum – focusing on requisites for the 21st century – was drawn up by local and foreign experts Over the past five academic years, a noticeable change in Myanmar’s education sector – which was gradually undergoing transformation since 2010 – was the reformation of its basic education curricula. Commencing […]

UOB puts focus on Asean investment

UNITED OVERSEAS BANK (UOB), one of the largest Asian banks, is actively engaged in bringing foreign investors to Thailand, particularly the flagship investment project in the Eastern Economic Corridor, according to its chief executive. Asked which Asean countries were now the most attractive for foreign direct investment in the eyes of UOB, Choon Hin Tan, […]

India’s policy change on pea imports impacts Myanmar

Severe restrictions announced recently by India limiting the amount of pea products from Myanmar has quickly and adversely affected the local pulses market, officials said yesterday. On Monday, India capped imports of mung beans and green mung beans (pigeon peas) at only 300,000 tons, after the prices of the pulses plummeted due to record production. […]

India rolls out the red carpet for Myanmar military chief, with an eye firmly on China

NEW DELHI : India is going all out to make Myanmar military chief’s eight-day visit here a resounding success with top-level meetings, visits to defence establishments and a series of banquets, at a time when Indian and Chinese troops are locked in a continuing stand-off near the Sikkim-Bhutan-Tibet tri-junction. Commander-in-chief of Myanmar armed forces, Senior […]

Myanmar aims to become Asian maritime hub

Development of shipping industry, ports to be in focus to integrate with global economy As Asean countries prioritise on improving connectivity within and beyond the region, Myanmar has planned to take advantage of its strategic location between the two mostpopulated nations – China and India – to become a hub of maritime trade in Asia, […]

Yangon’s economy–the strength of the nation

Yangon Region is a place where most of the income of the nation earns. All the goods are also flowing into the region from every corner of the country. Economic development in this region will surely bring about development of other regions and states. The following is the views of economic experts on development of […]

Philippines invites tender for Myanmar rice

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list The Philippines’ National Food Authority has invited a tender for Myanmar to supply the country with rice, according to the Ministry of Commerce. The Consumer Affairs Department, under the ministry, held a meeting at its office in Yangon Region on Saturday to discuss the tender invitation. The discussion […]

Special Lanes for ASEAN at Yangon Airport

Yangon International Airport is ready to welcome visitors from ASEAN countries with special lanes dedicated to them. Terminal 1 was opened after extension works which started last year were completed. The three ASEAN lanes in the departure lounge are positioned at the right side of the counter and four counters at the arrival gate are […]

EGATi to Explore Investment in Renewable Energy Abroad

Egat chairman Areepong Bhoocha-Oom said EGATi, which is Egat’s overseas investment arm, would have to catch up with the global trend of green energy. Egat definitely wants two gigawatts of renewable energy. It will focus on Thailand and EGATi elsewhere to reach that target. EGATi president Watchara Hemruchatanun said EGATi has conducted a feasibility study […]