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A girl in Myanmar is fed a meal after her mother received training in nutrition and hygiene from World Vision. Photo: World Vision
Monday, March 30 2015

The World Food Programme in Myanmar is short of US$35 million [K35 billion] for the country’s food assistance requirements this year.

Monday, March 30 2015

PlaNet Finance, the lead implementing agency for the EU-funded project 'Supporting Financial Access via Cooperative Upgrading and ...

A Karen health worker gives a medical check up to a Karen pregnant woman at Paw Bu La Hta clinic in Kow Poe Kee village, Kayan State, Myanmar on April 3, 2008. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
Friday, March 27 2015

Ms Grete Faremo, United Nations Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UNOPS, urged Myanmar to continue to extend essential health care to poor and ...

The partnership between ICIMOD and Myanmar works to protect mountain ecosystems. Madwe mountain, Putao, Kachin State, Myanmar. Photo: Shein/Panoramio
Friday, March 27 2015

Minister of Environmental Conservation and Forestry U Win Tun said Myanmar is helping to make significant gains in programmes that ...

(From left to right)  Mr. Philipp Hoffmann, Managing Director of JJ-Pun; U Kyaw Myint, Mandalay Region Minister for Electric Power and Industry; Mr. Andre Borschberg, Solar Impulse 2 pilot; U Ye Myint, Chief Minister of Mandalay; Mr. Bertrand Piccard, Solar Impulse 2 pilot; U Theim Wai @ Mr. Serge Pun, Chairman of FMI and Yoma Strategic Holdings; U Kyaw San, Mandalay Regional Minister for Transportation; and U Soe Moe Min Oo,  General Manager - Infrastructure Development pose for a photo during the FMI Gala
Monday, March 23 2015

JJ-Pun in partnership with First Myanmar Investment Company Ltd. and Philips Lighting have announced plans to light up off-grid areas ...

Saturday, March 21 2015

Woodside has signed production sharing contracts for offshore blocks AD-2, AD-5, A-4 and A-7 in the Rakhine Basin, ...

Friday, March 20 2015

Four United Nations agencies have welcomed a grant of US$19.5 million from the Japanese government for humanitarian...

Saturday, March 14 2015

The World Food Programme has welcomed the Myanmar’s adoption of the Zero Hunger Challenge and its aim of achieving Zero Hunger in Myanmar by 2025, according to a press release from the United Nations Development Programme and World Food Programme on March 13.

The current Myawaddy bridge. Photo: Nudsikan Kaewjai/Panoramio
Saturday, March 14 2015

The Thai Transport Ministry will seek 3.9 billion baht [K130 billion] to fund a second bridge spanning the Moei River between Tak province and Myanmar's Myawaddy town, with a billion baht of that going for construction on the other side of the river, reports the Bangkok Post on March 14.

Forest in Yedashe Township, Taungoo District, Myanmar. Photo: Myanmar REDD+ Programme
Thursday, March 12 2015

A new report reveals that the Myanmar government has allocated at least 5.2 million acres and plans to allocate another 11 million acres of Southeast Asia’s last remaining biodiversity-rich high-value forests to make way for large-scale, private agribusiness projects that often never materialize.

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