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New round of oil and gas exploration bids to be called soon

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has announced that it will be calling for bids on onshore and offshore oil and gas blocks for this year. The announcement was made for 18 onshore and 15 offshore blocks in Rakhine State during the Rakhine State Investment Fair 2019 on February 22. MOEE Minister U Win […]

Rivers are invaluable to South East Asia

How many different ways can you measure a river? By its length and how many countries it passes through? The volume of water flowing along its course? The number of species it supports? Perhaps the most important – and largely overlooked – measure of a river is its value to the economy and wellbeing of […]

Australia expands its support for Myanmar’s farmers

Australia and Myanmar have developed their strategy of research collaboration in fisheries, livestock and cropping systems for the next ten years. They will continue the work started out with the program “MyFarm”, the Australian Ambassador Nicholas Coppel said during its showcase in Nay Pyi Taw on Saturday. “We know that agriculture is the engine of […]

MoHT expands ecotourism destinations

the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism has announced they will open up 22 regions of the country to ecotourism for both foreign and local travelers. Efforts to design the government-backed Ecotourism Plan began in 2015 in the name of developing Myanmar’s tourism sector, and are reportedly being drawn up in accordance with the relevant laws […]

Rapid Migration and Lack of Cheap Housing Fuels Yangon Slum Growth

YANGON — Ei Cho Khine once had dreams of becoming a tour guide. As a student back in her village in Magwe Region in central Myanmar, she would often encounter groups of foreigners being led by tour guides while helping her parents at their Bein moke snack stall. “My dream was to be a tour […]

Coal: the new power battleground

The strong monsoon wind blows thick, rain-filled clouds in from the Andaman Sea to the fringes of the Ayeyarwady delta. Thoung Khon is just 60 kilometres (37 miles) from Yangon, on the west bank of the Yangon River, but the lack of roads – it’s difficult to travel to the region by car – makes […]

Myanmar Has Swapped a Military Dictatorship for a Stock Exchange

Why you should care Myanmar has one of the last untapped economies in the world and a wealth of gas, gems and other resources. A stock market could eventually provide an entry point for investors. Thinking of investing in Myanmar? Just maybe it will be possible soon. The last time Myanmar launched a stock exchange […]