China’s climate aid flows into Myanmar

Than Bayar Khon village sits nested in the foothills of the Bago Yoma forest in central Myanmar. The low mountains, once heavily forested with teak and valuable tropical timbers, are now rapidly balding. Despite being only a few kilometres from the major highway connecting the port city of Yangon with the capital Naypyidaw, the three […]

Myanmar’s toxic legacy of large dams

The country’s first strategic environmental review provides a chance to demand more from investors and dam builders, but is still being seen as too little, and leading to fierce resistance by marginalised communities. In September spectacular drone footage revealed the beauty of the waterfalls, rapids, ancient temples and islets of the Nam Pang River, a […]

Myanmar ‘Must Review Energy Policies’

​​ WITH two-third of the population lacking access to the national grid, Myanmar needs to find the most suitable energy policies for domestic consumption, according to civil society organisations. A total of 422 CSOs signed a statement that called a halt to coal plants and mega dams at the end of the recent Myanmar Green […]

Flood damage to crops raises fears of food crisis in Myanmar

YANGON (Myanmar Now) – Floods caused by heavy rainfall have inundated 1 million acres of cropland across Myanmar, a majority of them paddy fields, leading the country’s rice traders to call for a halt in rice exports over fears of a rise in food prices, as authorities struggle to respond to the worst natural disaster […]

Burma’s New Auto Policy to Promote Manufacturing, Say Experts

RANGOON — Domestic and foreign car industry experts will convene over the weekend to hash out details of a new automobile policy geared toward streamlining Burma’s ownership, manufacturing and import practices. The Myanmar Automobile Policy Conference will take place at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce (UMFCCI) in Rangoon on May 31. […]

EWEC will boost business, tourism opportunities—ASEAN analyst

Consult-Myanmar welcome you to the 27th SEA Games Myanmar, 11-22 Dec 2013 Construction of the East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) connecting Mawlamyaine and Da Nang across four ASEAN countries will be completed soon, creating a tourism boom throughout the region, an ASEAN business analyst said at a workshop on competitiveness in the ASEAN Economic Corridor. […]