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German ambassador lauds vocational training centre

The German ambassador spoke of the value of vocational training at the inauguration ceremony of the No. 1 Industrial Training Center (Sinde) held in Pyay on February 8. The project is co-funded by the German government and the Myanmar government. Mrs. Dorothee Jantzke-Wenzel, German Ambassador to Myanmar, had the following to say at the event: […]

Myanmar Unsure of Sending Workers to Malaysia

The Myanmar government has not given a deadline for sending workers to Malaysia although the worker ban has been lifted for more than 6 months, according to officials of the Ministry of Labour and Foreign Affairs. “We have been waiting for a comment from the foreign affairs ministry. Whether or not the workers should be […]

Sembcorp Myingyan project powers inks build-operate-transfer agreement with Ministry of Electric Power & Energy

Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp signed a build-operate-transfer) (BOT) agreement with the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy of Myanmar (MOEE), for its upcoming 255-megawatt Sembcorp Myingyan gas-fired power plant in Mandalay yesterday. The agreement between Sembcorp Myingyan Power Company and MOEE was signed by Tan Cheng Guan, Sembcorp Industries’ Executive Vice President & Head, Group Business […]

China’s plans for Myanmar town hold few local opportunities

KYAUKPYU, Myanmar (AP) — China’s plan for its foothold on the Bay of Bengal, on Myanmar’s western coast in restive Rakhine state, includes an industrial zone, oil refinery and deep-water port that could transform a sleepy, remote town of 30,000 into a thriving business hub. The plan for Kyaukpyu is central to Beijing’s ambitions in […]

Myanmar transportation, infrastructure weakest in Southeast Asia: World Bank

Myanmar has the weakest transportation and infrastructure in Southeast Asia, according to a report by the World Bank Group. Myanmar ranked 137 among 160 countries in the transportation index in 2014, giving it the lowest position among Southeast Asian countries. Moreover, only 33 per cent of households in Myanmar have access to electricity, while 60 […]