Devil will be in the detail for Belt and Road courts

But as details have yet to emerge, it might be premature to judge. THE new Belt and Road courts could complement existing common law-based arbitration institutions and widen the choices for project parties, but the devil could be in the detail, such as the structure, composition of judges and governing rules, experts have warned. In […]

RFI from CSO/NGO/INGOs for All Regions/States particularly for Rakhine State. Submission Date: 7 March 2018

Procurement Process : EOI – Expression of interest Office : UNDP Country Office – MYANMAR Deadline : 07-Mar-18 Posted on : 14-Feb-18 Development Area : SERVICES Reference Number : 44156 Link to Atlas Project : 00104451 – Rakhine Joint Assessment Overview : This is a Request for Information (RFI) from national and/or international CSOs/NGOs/INGOs (Civil […]

Myanmar power plans could spare the Salween

Myanmar and Thailand have announced plans for major gas power projects, as well as greater moves to adopt renewable energy sources. The news will cheer conservationists battling to prevent large dams being built on major rivers in the north of Myanmar. Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi-led government aims to tackle the country’s chronic power shortage […]

Total to develop LNG project, continue offshore production work in Myanmar

Myanmar is planning to double the supply of electricity in the country over the next two years with power generated by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet an expected domestic shortfall. Last month, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy issued a “Notice to Proceed” to investors in four gas projects, which will collectively add 3,000 […]

Wary of China’s Foothold, Japan Urges India to Help Myanmar

​​​​​​ Japan’s special envoy to Myanmar urged New Delhi to play an active role in protecting the troubled country before it falls back into China’s orbit. “India, with her old relationship, should play a more proactive role in Myanmar,” Yohei Sasakawa was quoted as saying in the Times of India. Myanmar faces mounting international pressure […]

Myanmar woos Asian tourists amid Rakkhine crisis

YANGON — These are anxious times for Myanmar’s tourism industry, as the country’s international reputation takes a battering. But shares in Myanmar tycoon Serge Pun’s Memories Group — which includes hotel construction and travel management services — have defied the uncertainty. The company’s shares have risen 12.3% since their January 5 debut to 0.32 Singapore […]

Moscow Stands by Military Deal with Tatmadaw After US Criticism

Russia will abide by a deal to sell military aircraft and provide technical cooperation to Myanmar’s military, Moscow said after the agreement drew criticism from the U.S. The Kremlin on Friday reaffirmed its commitment to the deal, which was signed on Jan. 20 during Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu’s visit to the country and will see Moscow sell […]

New Zealand dairy aid in Myanmar hoping to foster a love for milk

A few cows are tied to a tree in the 40 degree Celsius heat. That’s how Myanmar dairy farmer U Ouh Kyau grazes his cattle, as is the way in the Southeast Asian nation now blighted by ethnic cleansing. As a cow wrestles against a rope tying it from nose to branch, visiting dairy advisor […]

Myanmar Seeks Advanced Weapons from Russia, but China Remains the Key Player

Myanmar’s generals have not hidden their displeasure with the quality of Chinese military hardware and jet fighters, but they know that a more assertive and powerful China remains a key player while Myanmar faces mounting international pressure over the crisis in Rakhine State. Myanmar will seek a more balanced diplomatic approach toward powerful neighbors such […]

United International Group to Open Five Amata Hotels in 2018-19

United International Group, owner and operator of Amata Hotels in Myanmar, will open five more hotels in the country, U Win Aung, group CEO of United International Group told The Myanmar Times Monday. The company will open two new Amata hotels at Inle Lake and Pindaya in Shan State, two in the Myeik archipelago at Tanintharyi Region […]