Myeik hotel bidding ends amid concern over tender

Environmental groups have expressed concern over a recent tender for an ecotourism project in the Myeik Archipelago, warning that it should only go ahead if the government can ensure the winner properly adheres to environmental standards. The Forestry Department of the Ministry of Environmental Conservation and Forestry invited local and foreign companies to bid for […]

At Inle Lake, the tension beneath the surface

In January, at an event bringing together about 50 youth from Inle and Yangon, some Yangon youth carried a poster showing a typical Inle scene: a fisherman standing on his long wooden boat, with a conical net in the water and the Shan mountains visible in the background. The picture wasn’t so different from many […]