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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 […]

Invitation for Bids, Ministry of Education, Deadline: 16th July, 2019

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar Ministry of Education Invitation for Bids Date: 31 May, 2019 Loan/Grant No. and Title: MYA 3472 – Equipping Youth for Employment Contract No. and Title: MYA 347/EYE/ICB/CW/Schools/ Deadline for Submission of Bids: 16 July 2019 The Government of Myanmar has received financing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) […]

Schools told not to enrol students from other townships

Schools in Yangon have been instructed not to accept the enrollment of students from other townships during the coming school year, according to U Ko Lay Win, director general of the Department of Basic Education. He said the same instruction was issued during last year’s enrollment but was not followed, so the department would be […]

Myanmar unis climb in world rankings

Some Myanmar universities, including the University of Yangon and the University of Mandalay, have climbed in the World University Rankings 2019, Education Minister U Myo Thein Gyi said. “Some universities in Myanmar have risen in this year’s global ranking,” he told a press briefing in Nay Pyi Taw on Wednesday. “The University of Yangon was […]

Heguru: A unique way to develop children’s potential

Ma Khaing Mon Oo, owner of Heguru Yangon, has always been aware of the great need for education in Myanmar. About three years ago, after a conversation with a friend whose daughter was attending Heguru Singapore, she was inspired to start providing children’s supplementary classes in Yangon. Developed and refined over the past 30 years […]

Selling Rakhine to the World

In the wake of the 2017 Rohingya crisis and ongoing fighting between the military and Arakan Army, the Myanmar government is desperate to attract investors to Rakhine State in hopes that they will help reverse the fortunes of one of the country’s poorest regions. To that end, it invited more than 600 of them to […]

Progress for local entrepreneurs, but challenges still exist

Trust and relationship building between investors and entrepreneurs is really important to grow a start up or a business. Daw Thiri Thant Mon, Myanmar representative for the UK’s development finance institution CDC Group said entrepreneurs should see investors as a partner. “Try to ensure win-win situations, good partnerships will help not just finance, access to […]

A Close-Up Look at Mergui Archipelago’s Nascent Eco-Tourism Industry

With its pristine natural islands and Moken “sea gypsy” tribes—whose way of life is rapidly disappearing—the Mergui Archipelago has long held a special fascination as a travel destination for outsiders. Myeik town itself is famous for its pearl shops, edible-nest swiftlet, fish, shrimp and crab farms, as well its British colonial-era structures. A walk around […]