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UN to help Myanmar Prepare for A Warming Climate

UN agencies have signed an agreement with Myanmar’s government to help the Southeast Asian nation prepare for climate change impacts, including droughts, cyclones and flash floods. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Human...

Japan’s KDDI, Sumitomo Corp Strike Myanmar Telecoms Deal

KDDI and Sumitomo Corp will invest in telecoms infrastructure and jointly operate mobile and broadband services with Myanmar Posts and Telecommunication (MPT), the firms announced. No.2 Japanese wireless carrier KDDI and trading house Sumitomo said last week that they...

Bussiness News in Brief

Myanma Airways signs for six ATR 72s Myanma Airways has confirmed its interest in ATR72- 600s, by placing orders for six of the type and options on six more at the Farnborough air show last week.The state-owned carrier, which is to branded Myanmar National Airlines...

Miners Face Permit Delays As Parliament Debates New Bill

Myanmar’s mining enterprises are facing delays in receiving permits after a newly proposed bill aimed at relaxing the central government’s exclusive control over mining operations in the country stirred debate in the parliament. The Mineral and Resource...

Going on a Burmese-Food Diet in the Bay Area

Burmese food has been an undeserved straggler in the American hierarchy of Asian cuisines; in New York City, as far as I can tell, we only have one dedicated. Burmese restaurant. But things are slowly changing as Myanmar, the country formerly known as Burma, has...