Yangon’s peripheral townships lack funding, says chief minister

The Yangon Region chief minister said this week that he hopes to support development in 12 townships that sit outside the Yangon City Development Committee’s jurisdiction, and create jobs for people at the edges of the city. U Phyo Min Thein told a meeting of young entrepreneurs on August 1 that more funding is needed for the […]

Myanmar reclaiming the Asia’s rice bowl title

Dressed in Chelsea football shorts and a wide-brimmed hat, U Than Tun toils away in his paddy field on the outskirts of Yangon, sweat pouring down his sinewy arms. Gruelling work that once helped Myanmar become the world’s largest rice exporter is today a Herculean and often lonely job for farmers striving to return the […]