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  • Myanmar reports 424 new COVID-19 cases in record daily rise
    Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 19:30

    YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar reported 424 new coronavirus infections on Friday, the Southeast Asian country's biggest daily rise so far amid a recent resurgence of the virus after weeks without confirmed domestic transmission.

    Reuters/Yahoo News (Sept 18, 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
  • Invitation for pre-qualification
    Saturday, June 20, 2020 - 01:00

    Applications are invited for the design, supply, installation, esting and commissioning of a Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power plant.

    Electric Power Generation Enterprise, Myanmar
  • JICA provides 5 billion JPY low-cost financing to SMEs under a new emergency program -
    Monday, June 1, 2020 - 23:15

    The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is providing 5 billion JPY (approx. 64 billion MMK) low-cost financing with terms and conditions favorable to SMEs to support the continuation of their business activities amid the severe economic situation caused by COVID-19. This emergency progr...

    JICA (Japan International Cooerating Agemcy) Myanmar
  • Huge fentanyl haul seized in Asia's biggest-ever drugs bust
    Wednesday, May 20, 2020 - 05:30

    Myanmar police say they have seized a huge haul of liquid fentanyl - the first time the dangerous synthetic opioid that is ravaging North America has been found in Asia’s Golden Triangle drug-producing region.

    In a sign that Asia’s drug syndicates have moved into the lucrative opioid marke...

    The Telegraph/Yahoo News