Trump Nominates US Ambassador To Myanmar
Fri, 07/08/2020 - 23:00

US President Donald Trump has nominated Thomas L Vajda, currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia, as the ambassador to Myanmar. Vajda was nominated by Trump as US ambassador to Myanmar on Monday. The nomination was sent to the Senate a day after the Secretary of State Mike...
Myanmar Finally to Establish a Pension Fund
Sat, 18/07/2020 - 21:30

The government of Myanmar will establish a pension fund instead of using the state budget, according to Dr. War War Maung, Director General of Pension Department. Although most countries have established the pension fund, also known as a superannuation fund, Myanmar does not have such a scheme fo...
Int’l Passenger Flights Likely Banned Until October: Myanmar Vice-President
Fri, 10/07/2020 - 19:30

YANGON—Myanmar Vice-President Henry Van Thio says the country is unlikely to open to international commercial passenger flights until October.

At a meeting of the National Tourism Development Central Committee on Tuesday, the vice-president said that airports are expected to resume operati...
Efforts to Fix Myanmar’s Deadly Jade Mine Issue Face Obstacles
Fri, 10/07/2020 - 06:00

YANGON—A recent landslide in the Hpakant jade mine region of Kachin State killed at least 172 prospectors, injured more than 50 and left more than two dozen people missing. According to the Kachin State government, there were 19 landslides in Hpakant and Lone Kin in 2019, resulting in 94 deaths....

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Invitation for pre-qualification
Sat, 20/06/2020 - 01:00

Applications are invited for the design, supply, installation, esting and commissioning of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant.

Electric Power Generation Enterprise, Myanmar
JICA provides 5 billion JPY low-cost financing to SMEs under a new emergency program -
Mon, 01/06/2020 - 23:15

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing 5 billion JPY (approx. 64 billion MMK) low-cost financing with terms and conditions favorable to SMEs to support the continuation of their business activities amid the severe economic situation caused by COVID-19. This emergency progr...

JICA (Japan International Cooerating Agemcy) Myanmar