Myanmar opens first biomass power plant

Myanmar has utilised Japanese know-how to open its first biomass gasification power plant in its capital city Nay Pyi Taw. The rice husk gasification power plant was developed over five months by a Japanese consortium led by Yanmar Co. The group also includes Chiyoda & Public Works Co, Chiyoda System Technologies Corp and Kanso Co. […]

Myanmar’s Fans of Right-Hand Cars Feel Wronged by State Ban

YANGON, Myanmar—Driving a car here is like waiting for an accident to happen. More than nine out of 10 cars in Myanmar are right-hand drive, as they are in Britain and Japan, but the cars drive on the right-hand side of the road as they do in the U.S. That combination occurs as in few […]

Former university heads push for education reform

Following the dramatic election victory for the National League for Democracy, headed by Aung San Suu Kyi, with two former university rectors elected to parliament, the prospects of education reform are high, but it is still unclear where the priorities will lie. With the National League for Democracy, or NLD, headed by Aung San Suu […]