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Myanmar children in Kayah State. An estimated 100,000 children are expected to have their births registered for the first time.
Monday, May 4 2015

UNICEF is supporting the Myanmar Government in launching Birth Registration week in Ayeyarwady region, Kayin and Kayah states.

Waiting in a clinic in Kaying State. Photo: Rungroj Yongrit/EPA
Friday, April 24 2015

About three million pregnant women and children in Myanmar are expected to benefit from improved health services, and ...

The World Bank hopes its programme will help improve farmers' lives. Photo: Mizzima
Friday, April 24 2015

The World Bank Group’s board of executive directors have approved a US$100 million [K100 billion] credit to the Myanmar government for ...

Pedestrians walk past a branch of a United Overseas Bank (UOB) in Singapore, 18 June 2013. Photo: Sam Chin/EPA
Tuesday, April 21 2015

United Overseas Bank has just announced a financing agreement with Singapore-based company Royal GK, a company commissioned to help ...

Sand-mining at Ngapali beach. The “mass theft” of sand is destroying the beach, says the Alliance against Sand-mining at Ngapali and Myanmar Beaches. Photo: Supplied
Thursday, April 2 2015

President U Thein Sein is being asked to order a halt to sand-mining at Ngapali beach in an online petition being circulated by...

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 ...

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