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Denmark funds Education Management diploma courses in Myanmar

Denmark continues to support Myanmar in education sector. The latest achievement was announced by The Danish Embassy on 23 July 2020. The Danish Embassy congratulates the 50 senior officials from the Ministry who are completing a nine-month Diploma Course in Education Management funded by Denmark. This fund aims to strengthening the education management capacities of […]

Denmark supports mangrove restoration in Myanmar

The Danish embassy in Myanmar providing support to Mangrove restoration and rehabilitation in Rakhine State and Thanintharyi region on 17 June 2020. The official statement says: “Today, marks the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. In support to Myanmar’s efforts to mitigate the negative consequences of climate change, through the Climate Adaptation Programme, Denmark […]

Playing games to jump-start managers’ creative minds

Kazumoria Ra, managing director of MKJ International Education Center, which provides corporate training for working adults in Yangon, is helping mid-level managers learn how to think outside the box and make quick decisions when faced with workplace challenges in Myanmar. “I came to Myanmar for the first time in 2003 to participate in a project […]

Local businesses propose to establish industrial zone in central Myanmar

YANGON, Sept. 2 (Xinhua) — Local businesses will submit a proposal to the regional government in Myanmar’s central Magway to establish an industrial zone there, the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported Sunday. The industrial zone was proposed to be located far from the residential area as the noise, odor and air pollution from […]

Myanmar inches slightly ahead of Laos in latest graft index

Myanmar has inched up a few positions to rank 130th in the latest annual index of countries deemed the least corrupt, from 136th in 2016. The country attained a score of 28 in graft watchdog Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index for 2017. This was an incremental improvement compared to its score in 2016 (28) and […]

Over $500m Worth of Investments Flow into Mandalay Myotha Industry Park Project

Local and foreign investments worth more than US$500 million were pumped into the Mandalay Myotha industry park project in Ngazun Township, Mandalay Region, as of the second week of January 2018. The Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development (MMID) public company expects to house more than 100 plants within three years, said U Tun Tun Aung, managing […]

Major Dutch timber company found guilty of dealing in illegal teak

Dutch company Boogaerdt Hout has been found guilty of violating the European Union Timber Regulation (EUTR) for placing illegal Burmese teak on the market. The company has two months in which to clear its supply chain of illegal wood. An investigation has revealed a major Dutch timber company placed illegally sourced teak from Myanmar on […]

Developer brushes off concerns about Myotha Industrial Park

DEVELOPER Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development has brushed off human rights concerns and accusations in relation to the Myotha Industrial Park in Mandalay, while the International Federation for Human Rights argued that the process for the establishment of the park underscores the failure by the developer to conduct proper human rights due diligence. Tensions and confrontations […]

Illegal Myanmar Teak Importation Widespread to EU, Investigation Finds

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) released allegations Tuesday about what it says is the illegal importation of Burmese teak from Myanmar to the EU. In a two-month undercover investigation, staff from EIA, a UK-based campaigning organization, posed as prospective buyers and approached nine importers working in five EU countries. In a brief, the organization reports […]

Telenor Group reports second quarter results, Myanmar growth

The Norway-based Telenor Group has reported positive second quarter results including continued growth in its mobile phone outreach in Myanmar, a country in the throws of a communication revolution after decades of military regime rule. Telenor and Ooredoo are the two main players competing in the largely virgin Myanmar market, helping everyone from farmers, to […]