EU €20 million grant will help improve water resource management
Fri, 08/12/2017 - 06:15

A new European Union grant of €20 million will help improve water resource management and the productivity of the agricultural sector in Myanmar's central dry zone, according to a statement from the body.

The ‘Irrigated Agriculture Inclusive Development Project’ (IAIDP) aims to improve liv...

Papal appeal in defence of minorities
Wed, 29/11/2017 - 14:45

SPEAKING in Myanmar’s capital, the religious leader of over one billion Catholics mounted a strong appeal to Myanmar in defence of minorities. He called on religious communities to reconcile the ethnic groups and called on the country to resolve conflicts through peaceful means.

In his fir...

Myanmar Times
Myanmar Economic Monitor October 2017 (World Bank)
Sat, 18/11/2017 - 16:15

Myanmar's macroeconomic environment remains stable, though economic growth is estimated to have slowed to 5.9 percent in 2016/17 compared to 7 percent in 2015/16, weighed down by slower investment demand. Growth is projected to recover to 6.4 percent in 2017/18, though risks are tilted to the dow...

World Bank
"US to push for peace in Rakhine": Official
Wed, 15/11/2017 - 17:45

The US will push for the restoration of peace in Rakhine when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson meets State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and army chief Senior General Min Aung Hlaing on Wednesday. A senior State Department official told Mizzima in an interview that 'stabilisation of Northern Rakhine...

Japan's Abe offers $ 1 billion in rural aid to Myanmar's Su Kyi
Tue, 14/11/2017 - 19:00

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Myanmar in a meeting in Manila with government leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
The package of low-interest loans will be used to fund projects including infrastructure...

Stae Counsellor attends ASEAN summit in Manila
Mon, 13/11/2017 - 01:30

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 11) — World leaders, including democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, have begun to arrive in the Philippines for the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit and related meetings.