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What Singapore and Yangon share: a dark colonial past, and existential angst about the future

Sometimes cities are planned down to every last corner, with neat grids and clearly divided zones. And sometimes a city’s future grows up organically around its past, history and aspiration tangling like vines at the heart of a rainforest. One sees all this from the ballroom of Royal Orchid Sheraton Hotel, nestled on the banks […]

Finnish Ambassador talks education and Myanmar relations

Finland’s Ambassador to Myanmar Ms Riikka Laatu recently sat down with Mizzima TV editor Myo Thant to discuss Finland’s long-standing relationship with Myanmar and the recent upgrade of the embassy in 2017. Here is the full interview. How do you view the Finland and Myanmar relationship today? The relationship between Finland and Myanmar is good. […]

Supervisory board to monitor private schools

The 22-member private school supervisory board including five members from the Basic Education Department, will scrutinize and supervise the private schools nationwide, said Union Minister for Education Dr. Myo Thein Gyi yesterday on August 19. The Union minister replied to the MPs’ discussions over the report (from October 10, 2018 to April 9, 2019 submitted […]

News myanmar strategic opens first international school in yangon

Myanmar Strategic Holdings Ltd said the Yangon American International School officially opened on Monday. The developer and manager of consumer businesses said the school is based in Yangon and has a 25,000 square foot campus. Student enrolment for the school has already exceeded 50 students to-date, Myanmar Strategic said. The school will offer an American […]

Myanmar Sat 2 heads for space to support national e-government programme

The Myanmar Sat 2 satellite conveyed by Intelsat 39 was launched into space from French service provider Arianespace’s Space Port in French Guiana at 2 am yesterday. The Arianespace orbited two communications satellites in this mission — the Intelsat 39 from Intelsat Satellite Operator and the EDRS-C from European Data Relay System that is a […]

Indo-Myanmar Friendship Projects in Education prepare skilled youth for Industrial Development

Out of 6 Industrial Training Centres (ITC) in Myanmar, India has set up two Centres – in Myingyan and Pakokku. During his visit recently, Mr.Nandan Singh Bhaisora, Consul General of India met with the Principal, Head of the Departments and some students at ITC, Pakokku. It was set up in 2010 and to date, 8 […]

India-Myanmar: partners in progress

After decades of isolation, India’s eastern neighbour – Myanmar is now perceived as a link to new markets. The transformation of ‘Look East Policy’ into the much coveted ‘Act East Policy’ has also added to the significance of Myanmar in India’s foreign policy considerations. Over the years, India’s policy towards Myanmar has been largely shaped […]

Myanmar to reduce use of child labour at workplaces

Though more than 600,000 children are still engaged in work that harms their health, safety and well-being, Myanmar is trying to implement a national-level project to eradicate child labour, Nyunt Win, director-general of the factories and general labour laws inspection department, said. “Myanmar is undertaking several reforms in multisectoral development and the labour, immigration and […]

World Bank confident China will post 6.2% growth rate

The World Bank maintained its prediction for Chinese economic growth at 6.2 percent in 2019, despite increasing global uncertainties, because the world’s second-largest economy has remained resilient, an updated report said on Friday. “In an external environment that has become less favorable due to slowing global growth and rising trade tensions, China’s economy will need […]

Foreign education providers seek opportunities in Myanmar

The private education industry in the country continues to evoke interest from foreign education providers, with several having invested here in the past year ever since the government loosened regulations for the setting up of such educational institutions. Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) officials recently met with private education […]