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Government to support internationally recognized gold market in Yangon

U Phyo Min Thein prom­ised that the govern­ment is committed to providing support for an inter­nationally recognized gold mar­ket in Yangon. “Our government is trying to implement a gold market in line with rules and regulations,” he said at the 17th Annual Meet­ing of Myanmar Gold Entre­preneurs Association, held at Times City (Jewelry Mall) on […]

Only if projects win confidence and support of local people from participating countries in BRT, can their aims be achieved

Only if projects win confidence and support of local people from participating countries in BRT, can their aims be achieved. Trust and support of the local people matters most, said State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. The remarks came from the speech of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi delivered at the High Level Meeting […]

Heguru: A unique way to develop children’s potential

Ma Khaing Mon Oo, owner of Heguru Yangon, has always been aware of the great need for education in Myanmar. About three years ago, after a conversation with a friend whose daughter was attending Heguru Singapore, she was inspired to start providing children’s supplementary classes in Yangon. Developed and refined over the past 30 years […]

Integrating Traditional Medicine Into Primary Health Care Of Myanmar

The Union Government has been seriously encouraging Traditional Medicine (TM), considering it a traditional heritage and a profession which can provide full health care to the people together with modern western medical science to ensure sustainable development and systematic progress, and in the right way. Besides, The Union Government, on its parts, has been working […]

DFID boss highlights support for garment workers, marginalised groups

A UK cabinet minister highlighted how Myanmar’s garment industry is supporting the livelihood and security of vulnerable women. Penny Mordaunt, Britain’s international development secretary, said during her visit to Myanmar that protecting the Muslim communities who have remained in northern Rakhine and supporting them to live “side-by-side and in peace in their communities” is among […]

Support arrives for Myanmar’s traditional textile sector

Three international organisations will invest more than US$ 750,000 in Myanmar’s textile industry over the next two years. This will involve Myanmar Artisans, a social enterprise, Turquoise Mountain, a non-government international organisation and DaNa Facility, which is under the UK Department for International Development, DaNa Facility announced on October 10. “The variety of hand-woven arts […]

World Bank signals $2b injection

The World Bank plans to invest US$2 billion on projects called ‘multi-year programs’ that to improve access to energy and health care for poor people and support other key development priorities, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced on January 26 during his visit to Yangon. “Our $2b multi-year program will support the government’s plans […]

Tycoon’s Plans for Putao Come under Scrutiny

MYITKYINA, Kachin State — Surrounded by Myanmar’s highest, snow-capped mountains, the remote and rugged Putao Valley in northern Kachin State is a place of stunning beauty and pristine mountain landscapes. This wilderness amid the Himalayan foothills is home to unique wildlife and vast forests, endangered Himalayan Yew trees and rare orchids, and even a small […]