News

  • 1,300 Villages to Receive Solar-Generated Electricity in FY2019-20
    Friday, May 24, 2019 - 16:15

    MANDALAY—Over 1,300 villages in rural areas of five regions will get access to electricity through solar power in fiscal 2019-20 as part of the National Electrification Project (NEP), according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.

    The ministry will team up with the Rural Development...

    The Irrawaddy
  • President concludes Taninthayi Region tour after inspecting development projects
    Monday, May 6, 2019 - 04:00

    President U Win Myint (Right) visits Taninthayi Bridge construction project undertaken by the Bridge Department Special Bridge Construction Group 4 in Taninthayi yesterday. Photo: MNA

    President U Win Myint accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-Gen Ye Aung, Dr. Myint Htwe, U Han Zaw and U Ohn M...

    Global New LIght of MYanmar (5 May 2019)
  • EURO 221 million to support education reform
    Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 16:30

    Launch of the European Union's first budget support programme in Myanmar: EUR 221 million to support education reform took place in Naypyitaw, Myanmar on
    22/03/2019. The EU's support will contribute to equal access to better quality education for all students in Myanmar.

    Official website of the European Union
  • Peace Corps Expands To Magway Region
    Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 15:45

    April 5, 2019

    YANGON — Today, U.S. Ambassador Scot Marciel swore in 32 new Peace Corps Volunteers, nearly doubling the total number of Peace Corps Volunteers in Myanmar. The Volunteers sworn in at the ceremony at the Summit Parkview Hotel will serve for two years, teaching English at basic...

    U>S Embassy, Yangon, Myanmar
  • A Conversation With US Ambassador Scot Marciel
    Saturday, April 6, 2019 - 13:45

    On March 8, 2019 The Irrawaddy’s editorial team invited US Ambassador Scot Marciel to their office in Yangon to participate in a conversation on a range of issues, particularly the many challenges Myanmar is facing. The ambassador offered his frank views in response to questions from senior edito...

    The Irrawaddy
  • Rakkhine State Investment Fair 2019
    Friday, February 22, 2019 - 15:15

    February 18, 2019 Japan’s top envoy to Myanmar said that economic development is an answer to Rakhine’s conflict and that Tokyo is considering providing aid for the state. “If there is economic development, I believe that there will be no conflict,” Japanese Ambassador Ichiro Maruyama said ahead...

    www.investrakhine.com
  • “Criticism without any certain proof hurts the nation’s dignity,”
    Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 19:15

    Myanmar’s army chief, Min Aung Hlaing, who is facing international calls that he be prosecuted for genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, has denied any systematic army persecution and said such accusations were an insult to his country’s honor.

    Tokyo Reuters (15 February 2019)
  • State Counsellor visits Pearl Island, Lampi Marine National Park, meets Salon ethnic people
    Friday, February 15, 2019 - 20:30

    The Chairperson of the Central Committee for Development of Border Areas and National Races, State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi who was in Myeik Town, Taninthayi Region arrived to Bokpyin Township Pearl Island by Tatmadaw helicopter yesterday morning. She was accompanied by Union Ministers Lt-...

    The Global New Light of Myanmar (15 February 2019)
  • State Counsellor meets with people from Kengtung, Mongton, Monghsat townships, discuss peace, rule of law and development
    Friday, February 8, 2019 - 16:45

    State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi met with the local people during her visit to Kengtung, Mongton and Monghsat yesterday, discussing the issues related with peace, the rule of law and development.
    Speaking at the meeting the people in Kengtung yesterday morning, the State Counsellor str...

    Global New Light of Myanmar (7 February 2019)
  • Invest Myanmar Summit 2019
    Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 16:30

    28-29 January 2019, MICC-2 Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar Invest Myanmar Summit 2019 is a collaboration between the Union Government of Myanmar, the Region States of Myanmar and the business community to create a platform for businesses to meet. The two-day event is designed to provide international and lo...

    Photo: iStock images