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EU €20 million grant will help improve water resource management
Friday, December 8, 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
Wednesday, November 29, 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)
Saturday, November 18, 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
Wednesday, November 15, 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
Tuesday, November 14, 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...

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Stae Counsellor attends ASEAN summit in Manila
Monday, November 13, 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.

State Counsellor in Danang with President Tran Dai Quong
Friday, November 10, 2017 - 04:15

Aung San Suu Kyi arrives in Da Nang, Vietnam to attend the Asean-Apec leaders’ informal dialogue. (Photo-AFP) State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi arrived on November 9 in Da Nang, Vietnam at the invitation of Tran Dai Quang, president of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam to attend the Asean- Apec l...

State Counsellor in Rakhine State
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 18:30

The State Counselor’s Office director-general U Zaw Htay told The Irrawaddy the leader is on a one-day visit to the area, adding that more details of the trip would be published soon. The State Counselor arrived in Sittwe around 8 a.m., and met with about 12 young people at the airport.She was ac...

State Counsellor meets with Chinese president and premier
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 - 17:00

State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met the President of the People’s Republic of China Mr. Xi Jinping in Dongdating Hall, Great Hall of the People in Beijing yesterday afternoon after spending time with the Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China Mr. L...

[Myanmar State Counsellor's office]
RECAP: Declarations and statements at the 30th ASEAN Summit
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:00

On Saturday, April 29, the 10 member countries signed a declaration that hopes to increase accountability and transparency in civil service to help ASEAN achieve its goals. It was the first declaration signed by the bloc at the 30th summit, and the first under the chairmanship...

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