• ASEAN-Australia Special Summit ends with commitments on cybersecurity, free trade
    Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 01:00

    SYDNEY: “A resounding success” - that was how Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull described the first ever ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. Speaking at the close of a two-day meet with nine ASEAN leaders on Sunday (Mar 18), Mr Turnbull said the summit comes at a “critical time in history” w...
  • Irish building up a head of steam in Myanmar: Infrastructure is improving as digital and communications companies gain foothold
    Monday, March 19, 2018 - 17:15

    Dubbed “Asia’s last economic frontier”, Myanmar is one of the fastest-growing emerging markets in the world. And while highly-skilled Myanmar expatriates are returning in droves to start businesses and to experiment, Irish interests, from start-ups to established corporations, are getting stuck i...
  • "Nothing is better than Peace" : State Counsellor
    Friday, March 2, 2018 - 16:00

    The Union Peace Conference-21st Century Panglong will be held in late April or early May, according to the 7th Joint Implementation Coordination Meeting (JICM) on the Nationwide Ceasefire Agreement held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday.
    The decision was made at the meeting held at the National Reco...

  • Shae Thot: The Way Forward Integrated Community Development in Myanmar
    Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 15:30

    Shae Thot is a USAID-supported six-year integrated community development project working in over 2,700 villages across Central Myanmar and Kayah State. Guided by Pact’s core approaches of civil society strengthening and enhanced self-governance, Pact, four international partners, and seven local...

  • Restoring mangroves with the help of drones
    Thursday, February 8, 2018 - 22:00

    In partnership with Worldview International Foundation and Worldview Impact Foundation, BioCarbon Engineering has launched a project to restore and regenerate the degraded mangrove ecosystems in Myanmar in order to protect the lives of highly vulnerable communities. Mangrove forests are the vital...

  • Over $500m worth of investments flow into Mandalay Myotha industry park project
    Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 18:30

    Global New Light of Myanmar: Local and foreign investments worth more than US$500 million were pumped into the Mandalay Myotha industry park project in Ngazun Township, Mandalay Region, as of the second week of January 2018.

    The Mandalay Myotha Industrial Development (MMID) public company...

  • Prime Minister Modi Meets Aung San Suu Kyi, Discusses Bilateral And Regional Ties
    Thursday, January 25, 2018 - 16:30

    NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held bilateral meetings with ASEAN leaders, including Myanmar's State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi, and discussed key bilateral and regional issues.

    After the meeting between PM Modi and the Myanmarese leader, External affairs ministry spokesm...

  • Refugee repatriation won’t begin Tuesday as planned: Bangladesh
    Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 18:00

    AFP: The repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar due to begin Tuesday will be delayed, a Bangladesh official said, citing the huge task of preparing transit centres and approving lists of returnees. 
    Government: Ready to begin repatriation
    Myanmar is rea...

  • State Counsellor and Laos Prime Minister in bilateral talks in Nay Pyi Taw
    Monday, January 15, 2018 - 20:15

    His Excellency Mr. Thongloun Sisoulith, Prime Minister of the Lao People's Democratic Republic and State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi at the signing ceremony in Nay Pyi Taw. A number of MOUs (Memorandum of Understandings) were signed between the two countries resulting in increased bilateral c...

  • Visiting the Napa Valley of Myanmar
    Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 18:30

    Myanmar has beauty — lush jungles, valleys floored with ancient pagodas. Now it has wine too. With two wineries near the fertile but fragile Inle Lake region and seeing new demand in the country, it may soon be added to the checklist of travelers with a thirst. And while it’s early days, the area...