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  • Swiss Challenge tendering process will be held for the development of Industrial Park in Yangon
    Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 08:45

    The submission form for the Expression of Interest (EOI), which includes the project background and guidelines for submission are available for download from this link: https://www.ycdc.gov.mm/download.php?pdffile=20201015_YGN...

    Yangon City Development Committee
  • Early voting began in U.S.A
    Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 02:00

    10 October 2020
    Early voting began in voting stations across USA this morning.
    Ballot boxes are seen above in the private room, where voters cast their ballots in complete privacy,  inside the Embassy at 2300 S Street in North West Washington, DC. Ambassador U Aung Lynn and the staff...

    Myanmar Embassy, Washington, DC
  • Myanmar’s Economy Severely Impacted by COVID-19: Report
    Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 20:00

    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...

    The World Bank
  • Myanmar reports 1,000 coronavirus cases in one day in record rise
    Thursday, 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 Myanmar
    Saturday, 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 Myanmar
    Friday, 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 Fund
    Saturday, 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-President
    Friday, 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 Obstacles
    Friday, 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