Myitsone Dam

Chinese media calls for relaunch of Myitsone dam

Chinese state-run media has published an article calling on the Myanmar government to re-start work on the controversial multi-billion dollar Myitsone Dam in Kachin State. An article in the Global Times, which is regarded as being a government mouthp

Controversial coal projects to begin in Shan State

The Union government has reportedly granted permission to two coal-mining operations in Mongkaing Township in southern Shan State to resume operations, amid opposition from local residents. A local newspaper quoted Sai Lynn Myat, Shan State minister

Government plans to rebuild tourism sector

Authorities involved in the tourism industry in Myanmar have said they are planning reforms that will help the country attract significant new visitors, after a slump amid the country’s handling of the crisis in Rakhine State. U Thet Lwin Toe, chai

U Thaung Tun installed as new MIC chair

Career diplomat, and Minister of the Office of the Union Government, U Thaung Tun, has been appointed chair of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC). The appointment was made on June 5 and comes after former Minister for Planning and Finance, U Kya

Myanmar plans megacity development projects

Three companies have reportedly been selected for three “mega city development projects” in Yangon that cost a combined total of US$2.29 billion. An international report said that South Korean state-backed Korea Land and Housing Cooperation, and