(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.

Wednesday, March 11 2015

Yangon is on the list of the world’s top cities that may soon become global financial capitals and havens for the super-rich, global real estate consultancy Knight Frank predicts in its annual Wealth Report, released last week.

Friday, March 6 2015

The Three Millennium Development Goal Fund will partner with the with United Nations Population Fund to support the Myanmar Health Ministry’s plans to strengthen the health system, according to a press release from the fund on March 5.

Tuesday, March 3 2015

Trains chug around Yangon's circular railway at a stately pace barely faster than a brisk walk, but this creaking relic of colonial times is ...

Six airports in Myanmar have had an upgrade. Bagan-Nyaung U Airport. Photo: Mizzima
Tuesday, March 3 2015

Myanmar has upgraded six major airports in terms of safety and security by installing new equipment, reports Xinhua on March 2.


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