Myanmar-Thailand to solve East-West Economic Corridor connectivity bottlenecks

Myanmar has accepted Thailand’s 1.8-billion-baht project to improve its Thaton-Ein Du highway, a section of the East-West Economic Corridor, and asked the latter to improve other roads along the corridor. The move is in line with the Thai cabinet’s approval on Tuesday for the Highways Department to conduct the task, and both countries would form […]

New Myanmar government brings challenges for Tokyo

With Wednesday’s installation of a new government in Myanmar that will effectively be led by pro-democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, the Southeast Asian nation has arrived at a crossroads in its relationship with Japan. After more than 50 years of military rule, Htin Kyaw, a key aide to Suu Kyi, took over the same […]

Onshore production sharing deals set to be inked this month

Production sharing contracts for onshore blocks will be signed this month after a half-year delay, according to Ministry of Energy officials. Winners for 16 onshore blocks were announced in October last year, but negotiations on the production sharing contracts necessary for exploration and production to begin have been slow-going, according to an official from the […]