Effective legal action to be taken against corrupt civil servants after amending anti-corruption law

The peace talks between State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and residents from different fields took place in Mawlamyin, Mon State on June 14. (Photo-State Counsellor Office) The government will be able to take effective legal actions against corrupt civil servants after an anti-corruption law has been amended and control authorized personnel not to misuse […]

Myanmar VP calls for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers

YANGON, June 13 (Xinhua) — Myanmar Second Vice President U Henry Van Thio called for more efforts to attract intra-ASEAN travelers to the country, Myanmar News Agency reported Wednesday. Addressing the opening of the the Myanmar Tourism Conference in Nay Pyi Taw Tuesday, U Henry Van Thio urged for targeting Eastern countries of China, Japan, […]

River-crossing gas pipe project in progress

Union Minister for Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing inspected the laying of a new gas pipeline across Sittaung river between Kyaikto Township in Mon State and Waw township in the Bago Region yesterday. Accompanied by Deputy Minister Dr Tun Naing and officials, the union minister arrived at the project site to replace a 12-inch […]

Educators Push for Govt Support of Multilingual Education

CHIANG MAI, Thailand — Ethnic educators try to find means to gain access to support and recognition from government education ministries for unofficial (ethnic national) schools, where many minority children are learning in their ethnic languages. Educators gathered at the Ethnic Education Forum held in Moulmein, Mon State, this week and shared their challenges in […]

Rubber prices fall in Myanmar due to decrease in quality

Rubber prices in Myanmar are falling despite an increase in quantity exported to China. Myanmar is a particularly good region for growing rubber because of its wet weather and high humidity. Myanmar Rubber prices have been falling in the Mon State due to low quality, the Mon State Rubber Planters and Producers Association’s chair Nai […]

Kayin State opens tender for Hpa-an mall

The Kayin State government is calling tenders for building the first shopping mall in the state capital of Hpa-an, a senior planning official said. U Than Naing, minister of the municipality as well as of the planning and finance departments of the state government, said the project was planned to be built within a two-and-a-half-year […]

JICA to fund new projects to replace old suspension bridges

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund the construction of new bridges to replace ageing suspension bridges in some areas of the country, an official of the Japanese aid agency said. Among the new bridges that JICA will fund include the one that will replace the Gyaing suspension bridge in Kawkareik township of Kayin […]

Local and foreign investors invited to No.21 Heavy Industry (Thaton)

No.21 Heavy Industry (Thaton) of the Ministry of Industry in Thaton Township, Mon State, will go into partnership with local and foreign entrepreneurs, according to ministry sources. Interested local and foreign companies are invited and to send an expression of interest (EOI) to the management section of No.2 Heavy Industry under the Ministry of Industry. […]

Nay Pyi Taw scraps Hpa-An coal power plant, communities urge Kayin govt to follow suit

Kayin communities and civil society groups applauded Nay Pyi Taw’s decision announced last month to halt a proposed coal power plant in Hpa-An and urged the regional government to confirm the cancellation. Meanwhile, a total of 130 civil society groups issued a joint statement to urge the government to cancel all proposed and suspended coal-fired […]

Parliament approves to borrow US$80 M from ADB

Union Parliament approved to borrow US$80 million from Asian Development Bank (ADB) for towns along Greater Mekong Sub-region development project. Kyaw Tin, Deputy Minister for Construction said the project is to develop towns located along the East-West Economic Corridor in Greater Mekong Sub-region. The ministry chose Hpa-an and Myawady from Kayin State and Mawlamyaing from […]