Executive Directors welcomed the rebound in Myanmar’s economy and its favourable long‑term growth prospects.

On March 12, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Myanmar. Myanmar’s economy stabilized in 2016/17. The new government saw a challenging first year with lower-than-expected growth of 5.9 percent in 2016/17 mainly due to weak agriculture production and exports, and temporary suspension of some construction […]

“Nothing is better than Peace” : State Counsellor

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 Reconciliation and Peace Centre in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday, […]

Shae Thot: The Way Forward Integrated Community Development in Myanmar

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 partners provide resources and technical assistance to increase community-based knowledge, ownership, and implementation of local […]

Restoring mangroves with the help of drones

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 foundation for a complex marine food web, sustaining not only fisheries but many forms […]

Prime Minister Modi Meets Aung San Suu Kyi, Discusses Bilateral And Regional Ties

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 spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted, “The two leaders had a productive discussion on intensifying bilateral cooperation, […]