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  • Myanmar watermelon farmers feel pinch as coronavirus hits China trade
    Sunday, February 9, 2020 - 18:45

    BAGO, Myanmar (Reuters) - In a field in southern Myanmar, Naing Lin Htet stands among hundreds of overripe watermelons he intended to export to neighbouring China but will instead leave to rot because of the fast-spreading coronavirus that has hammered sales.

    Reuters
  • Independent Commission of Enquiry concludes with Final Report
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 - 04:45

    The Independent Commission of Enquiry (ICOE) held its 15th meeting on 20 January 2020 in Nay Pyi Taw. It met for the last time before submitting its Final Report. The ICOE signed and submitted its Final Report to H.E. U Win Myint, President of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar at the President...

    https://www.icoe-myanmar.org/
  • Myanmar's Suu Kyi urges World Court to drop genocide case
    Friday, December 13, 2019 - 03:00

    THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on World Court judges on Thursday to dismiss an accusation of genocide against the country’s Rohingya Muslim minority, saying its own justice system should be given the chance to work first. Gambia has accused Myanmar of violating the 1...

    Reuters
  • Renovating and Upgrading University Of Yangon
    Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 18:45

    Established in 1920, the University of Yangon has an illustrious yet tumultuous history. Once among the largest universities in Southeast Asia and recognized as a premier institution of higher learning, it has endured decades of rigid external control, isolation and lack of resources. Today the l...

    University of Yangon website
  • South Korea to step up economic partnership with Mekong nations
    Friday, November 29, 2019 - 00:15

    BUSAN ― The inaugural Korea-Mekong Summit took place in Busan, Wednesday, on the heels of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations-Republic of Korea Commemorative Summit, to explore ways to enhance cooperation between Korea and five countries that border the Mekong River. The Mekong-Han River D...

    Korea Times (27 November 2019)
  • Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to Lead Myanmar Team Contesting Rohingya Genocide Case at World Court
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 16:30

    (YANGON, Myanmar) — Myanmar said Wednesday its leader Aung San Suu Kyi will head the legal team contesting a genocide case filed against it in the International Court of Justice over the crackdown on Bengali (Rohingya) Muslims two years ago that set off their exodus to Bangladesh. Myanmar’s milit...

    TIME/Associated Press (21 November 2019)
  • Mini dams built for flood prevention, water supply in Rakhine State
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 16:15

    THE Rakhine State branch of the Department of Irrigation and Water Utilization Management (IWUMD) built the Yoetayok Dam in Ponnagyun Township in the fiscal year 2018-2019.

    The dam near Yotayok village is one of the dams the department built in Rakhine State for preventing floods during th...

  • Ayala Furthers Myanmar Expansion With Investment in Yoma
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 18:15

    The Philippines’ oldest family-owned conglomerate is furthering its expansion in Myanmar after Ayala Corp. said it will acquire a 20% stake in Yoma Strategic Holdings Ltd. and its affiliate First Myanmar Investment Public Co. for $237.5 million.

    Ayala, which has investments spanning bankin...

    Bloomberg
  • State Counsellor meets with Japanese PM, attends 2nd Myanmar Investment Conference
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 14:45

    State Counsellor's statement at Second Myanmar Investment Conference, Meiji Kinenkan Hall. Tokyo (October 22, 2019)
    "We have been both aggressive and strategic in liberalizing various key economic sectors. Our insurance sector, for example, has recently been liberalized, allowing for 100 pe...

    State Counsellor Facebook page
  • Top-20 improvers in Doing Business 2020
    Monday, September 30, 2019 - 18:15

    Myanmar implemented five initiatives that enhanced its business environment. The city of Yangon strengthened construction quality control by imposing stricter qualification requirements for architects and engineers and invested in its water and sanitation infrastructure. Nationally, Myanmar launc...

    doingbusiness.org (The World Bank)