Government to open vocational training schools for dropouts in Yangon

The Yangon government and the Ministry of Education will start collaboration in running vocational training schools in the region to help youth dropouts find gainful employment, Yangon Chief Minister U Phyo Min Thein said. “Children who drop out from school will finally have a chance to get access to education that they can afford,” U […]

Shut over confusion, Horizon international schools renamed

U Ye Tun, executive director of Horizon, said in a statement, that there was confusion in the use of the word ‘School’ which implied that the education institution was teaching a curriculum based on the Myanmar education system. Speaking on behalf of the school administration board, he said that since Horizon schools are not teaching […]

Japanese Firms Pledge to Clean up Rivers Polluted by Dye in Textile Making Hub

​​ Two Japanese industrial companies have made a joint proposal to build and operate a water treatment facility in the central Myanmar town of Wundwin, which suffers from polluted waterways caused by its textile dyeing industry. Horiba, a company that makes instruments used for measuring water quality, and Hitachi Zosen, which manufactures industrial treatment plants, […]

ConocoPhillips and Statoil sign deal for deepwater block

Norway’s Statoil and US-based ConocoPhillips will invest more than US$300 million in the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas in Myanmar, according to an official from the Ministry of Energy (MOE). The two international oil companies signed a Production Sharing Contract (PSC) for deepwater block AD-10, located off Myanmar’s Rakhine coast, on April […]