Few have insurance but interest is rising

Few business people in Myanmar buy insurance policies to cover their lives, let alone goods and vehicles, said Dr Sandar Oo, managing director of Myanmar Insurance Enterprise (MIE), which is under the Ministry of Planning and Finance. “There are policies under the (MIE) which cover all the losses suffered,” she added. Moreover, the MIE is […]

How does mining benefit Myanmar?

Author: Jan Dharmabandu is a mining engineer and a Chartered Environmentalist attached to Perth based Ensys Consultants. This article originally appeared in the Global New Light of Myanmar on 30th May 2017 as “What is & Why Mining: a Perspective from Myanmar”.   Each year about 5 billion tonnes of minerals are mined from the […]

Department of Rural Development invites EOI for Off-Grid – Solar PV Implementation Advisor of National Electrification Project; Delivery Date: Feb 11, 2016

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST Individual Consultant Ministry of Livestock, Fisheries and Rural Development Department of Rural Development (DRD) Myanmar: National Electrification Project (NEP) Off-Grid – Solar PV Implementation Advisor IDA Project No. 152936 Reference No. C2-TA13 1. This Request for Expressions of Interest follows the general procurement […]

Japan to Finance $24.5m to Improve Education

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will fund ¥2.5 billion ($24.51 million) to help improve Myanmar’s education sector, the agency said. The project aims to improve quality of teacher education in the educational college, JICA said. Education colleges in Myanmar are institutes to train teachers in basic education. The said grant amount will cover for […]

‘Free Education’ in Name Only, Parents Say of Some Rangoon Schools

RANGOON — As schools prepare to reopen their doors next month for the start of the academic year, some Rangoon parents say they are struggling to enroll their children at some of the city’s most well-known state schools, claiming practices that amount to bribe-taking and other impediments to access that have long-plagued Burma’s public education […]