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Myanmar’s English proficiency ranked bottom 10% worldwide

Myanmar is ranked 82 out of 88 countries in English proficiency ranking for non-native speakers, according to a survey by the EF English Proficiency Index (EF EPI). It is the first time the country appeared on the annual index, which has been published for the eighth consecutive year. Six ASEAN member states were ranked higher […]

Myanmar’s food sector being transformed by investment in production and sustainability measures

A cleaner production and higher sustainability project for Myanmar’s food and beverage industry is bringing much needed transformation. Tha Bar Wa, a four-year project, it is being implemented by the World Wid Fund for Nature (WWF), in partnership with the Myanmar Food Processors and Exporters Association (MFPEA) and Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC). […]

Is country ready for full foreign investment in education?

According to the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration, Singapore, New Zealand, and Australia are interested in investing in Myanmar’s education, with Singapore having conveyed the most willingness. The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has allowed foreigners to make full capital investment in Myanmar, according to notification 7/2018 issued by the MIC on April 20. Thus, […]

Myanmar permits full foreign capital investments in education sector

The Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) has permitted foreigners to make full capital investments in private schools in Myanmar, according to Notification 7/2018 issued by the MIC on April 20. This means foreigners will now be able to fully own and operate private schools teaching a curriculum prescribed by the Ministry of Education (MOE) or an […]

Myanmar focused on improvement of literacy rate

The government has been building a 21st century education system that will propel Myanmar to the rank of the upper-middle-income nations by 2030. Myanmar kicked off the International Literacy Day 2017 by holding a ceremony at the Ministry of Education in Nay Pyi Taw on September 8, with the objectives of aiming to improve literacy […]

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 […]