YANGON, June 25, 2020 – The global COVID-19 pandemic is dealing a severe blow to Myanmar’s economy. Economic growth in a baseline scenario is projected to drop from 6.8 percent in FY18/19 to just 0.5 percent in FY2019/20, according to the World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor, released in June 20...
Myanmar’s Economy Severely Impacted by COVID-19: ReportThursday, September 24, 2020 - 20:00The World Bank
Myanmar reports 1,000 coronavirus cases in one day in record riseThursday, September 24, 2020 - 19:30
YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar reported 1,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, in a record daily rise, as the total number of deaths in the country so far rose to 150.
The Southeast Asian nation has now recorded 8,344 total cases, more than double the number in neighbouring Thailand, which has...Reuters/Yahoo News (Sept 24, 2020)
The Carter Center is making preparations to conduct election observation mission in MyanmarSaturday, September 19, 2020 - 05:15
The Carter Center has had a presence in Myanmar since establishing an office in Yangon in October 2013. Through its long-term election observation and projects to strengthen civil society, The Carter Center is supporting Myanmar's transition from military rule to democracy.The Carter Center
What does the Panglong conference mean for the peace process?Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 01:15
This week’s 21st Century Panglong Union Peace Conference will be the National League for Democracy’s last chance to salvage some success from Myanmar’s faltering peace process before the November elections. The conference in Nay Pyi Taw will be the first in more than two years, and negotiators ar...https://www.frontiermyanmar.net/
Trump Nominates US Ambassador To MyanmarFriday, August 7, 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...https://www.republicworld.com/
Myanmar Finally to Establish a Pension FundSaturday, July 18, 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...https://mmbiztoday.com
Int’l Passenger Flights Likely Banned Until October: Myanmar Vice-PresidentFriday, July 10, 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...https://www.irrawaddy.com/news
Efforts to Fix Myanmar’s Deadly Jade Mine Issue Face ObstaclesFriday, July 10, 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....The Irrawaddy
Invitation for pre-qualificationSaturday, June 20, 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 -Monday, June 1, 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