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  • U.S. Embassy in Yangon Makes Travel to the U.S. Easier
    Thursday, August 15, 2019 - 03:45

    Yangon – The U.S. Embassy announced another step to make travel easier between Myanmar and the United States. Myanmar citizens can now apply for a combined B-1/B-2 visa, which allows travel to the U.S. for both business and/or tourism purposes. ‎The single-entry visa is valid for three months and...

    US Embassy Yangon, Myanmar
  • Floods and landslides in southern Myanmar – at least 41 dead
    Monday, August 12, 2019 - 17:15

    PHOTOS: SBS News

    The latest in the flood situation in southern Myanmar…

    • Continuous monsoon rain since the start of the month has resulted to flooding in several areas in Southern Myanmar – Ayeyarwady, Bago, Kayin, Mon, and Tanintharyi.

    • According to the Department of Disas...

    The Thaiger (11 August 2019)
  • Myanmar’s very own satellite now in orbit
    Thursday, August 8, 2019 - 16:45

    Myanmar’s very own satellite system was successfully launched into orbit on Wednesday after two years of planning. The nation will see improved and faster communications as a result, primarily in far-flung areas.

    Arianespace, the French service provider, was able to successfully launch two...

    Myanmar Times (Kyaw Soe Htet, 8 August 2019)
  • Royal capital to 'smart city': Myanmar's Mandalay gets high-tech makeover, sparks 'spy' fears
    Wednesday, August 7, 2019 - 00:30
    Reuters
  • Press Statement on the Second ministerial to advance religious freedom
    Friday, July 19, 2019 - 15:15

    The Embassy of Myanmar in Washington, DC expresses its deep disappointment on the statement on Myanmar issued by the Second Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom held in Washington, DC on July 18. Likewise last year, Myanmar was not invited to the meeting and therefore has been denied the chan...

    Embassy of Myanmar, Washington, DC
  • State Counsellor launches first phase of solar power project in Minbu
    Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 18:45

    State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi inaugurated the first phase of a solar power plant project in Minbu yesterday, adding 40MW of power generated by the plant’s first phase to the national grid. Once completed, the plant will have a total capacity of 170MW, and it will produce 350 million kWh (...

    Global New Light of Myanmar (28 June 2019)
  • Myanmar Economic Monitor June 2019
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 15:45

    Key Findings: Myanmar’s economy is slowly picking up speed and regaining stability after a volatile 2018, supported by subsiding price and exchange rate volatility.

    The World Bank
  • European Strategy for a Strengthened Partnership with Civil Society in Myanmar
    Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 16:00

    “Myanmar has taken a bold decision to become a full democracy. To reach this ambitious goal, support from civil society is critical. It allows the inclusion of wider aspirations and ensures that the voices and needs of the people are heard. For a country with Myanmar’s history and current challen...

    Delegation of the European Union to Myanmar
  • Toyota comes to Myanmar
    Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 15:45

    Toyota Corporation (Yangon Branch) released a public announcement on 30 May about the formation of Toyota Myanmar (TMY) Company and the establishment of an assembling plant at Thilawa Special Economic Zone in June. As it will pour US$ 52.6 million in the factory project that will be run with abou...

    The Global New Light of Myanmar (4 June 2019)
  • Reviewing Myanmar-Czech relations
    Sunday, June 2, 2019 - 18:00

    While Myanmar is in Asia, Czech is from Europe quit a far away land, but there are many similarities and interesting differences. Our State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi is leaving for Prague very soon and it is timely to look through the connections between the two countries.
    With refere...

    Global New Light of Myanmar (2 June 2019)