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RFQ Provision of High Quality of Recruitment Services for UNDP and UN Agencies in Myanmar. Closing Date 13 Aug 2019

Request for Quotation – 2019/UNDP-MMR/RFQ/055, Provision of High Quality of Recruitment Services for UNDP and UN Agencies in Myanmar for Long Term Agreement Basic We kindly request you to submit your quotation for “Provision of High Quality of Recruitment Services for UNDP and UN Agencies in Myanmar”, as detailed in Annex 1 of this RFQ.  When […]

Young Yangon entrepreneurs get business skills boost in Myanmar

Students, entrepreneurs and businesswomen were among the first graduates of an UNCTAD entrepreneurship training course held in Yangon, Myanmar, in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and international telecommunications company Ooredoo from 15–20 December. The course was a pilot with UNDP to assess the applicability of UNCTAD’s Empretec entrepreneurship training methodology in the […]

Myanmar Launches First Inquiry into Agricultural Chemicals and Their Effects

The Upper House of Parliament’s agriculture committee has launched its very first parliamentary inquiry into chemicals used in agriculture and their effects on the health and quality of life of farmers, workers and consumers across the country, according to the committee chair. Myanmar’s Upper House of Parliament and chair of the Agriculture Committee, U Aung […]

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 […]

NLD’s Civil Service Reforms Aim to Fight Corruption

YANGON — The National League for Democracy government’s civil service reform strategic action plan (2017-2020) puts a strong focus on tackling corruption and working toward decentralization, while encouraging ethical practices in the civil service. The government shared the plan at a launch event in Naypyidaw on Monday, where they also hosted a three-day “knowledge forum” […]

JICA Offers K1.3b Loan to SMEs

JAPAN International Corporation Agency (JICA) is going to lend K1.3 billion via local banks to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), an official from JICA told The Myanmar Times. JICA also extended a K41.5 billion loan to private SMEs in Myanmar last year, the official added. During this fiscal year, JICA’s loan for SMEs will work […]

Myanmar firms jittery over upcoming AEC

YANGON • Urbane, British-educated Thuta Aung, general secretary of a trade task force from Myanmar’s Ministry of Commerce, ventured to the rural riverside town of Hpa-an in the country’s south-east last month. The town sits on the banks of the Thanlwin about 300km from Yangon, the commercial centre of about 420,000 people. It is the […]

Banks need incentive to take grain instead of gold

Two domestic banks have agreed to offer loans backed by commodities, allowing farmers to pledge items like beans and pulses as collateral for access to competitively priced financing for the first time. However, the appeal of warehouse receipt financing may be limited, as capped interest rates mean the lenders have little incentive to take on […]