India-Myanmar association seeks to rebuild border trade

The Upper Myanmar India Association, a trade organization of around 150 members, is gearing up to revitalize stalled commerce on the India-Myanmar border. First on its list of priorities: a new brokerage that will connect Myanmar and Indian merchants

Myanmar Airways International weighs Sri Lanka route

Amid a major industry downturn, Myanmar Airways International (MAI) is looking to expand, including adding direct flights to Sri Lanka. MAI executives met with Ambassador-designate of Sri Lanka to Myanmar Dr. Nalin de Silva to discuss the potential f

Myanmar will embrace Russian COVID-19 vaccine

The Myanmar government will begin importing and administering Russia’s new COVID-19 vaccine, pending approval from the World Health Organization (WHO). Speaking alongside State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi via Facebook live stream, Ministry

Workers may fly to South Korea and Japan

The international flight ban has been lifted for citizens traveling to South Korea and Japan for work. U Peter Nyan Maung, vice president of the Myanmar Overseas Employment Agencies Federation, told The Myanmar Times that the decision was based on th

Myanmar imports more COVID cases

Two Myanmar citizens returning from abroad have tested positive for the coronavirus, apparently contracting COVID-19 abroad. One, a 15-year-old woman from Mandalay Region, recently returned from Sudan. The other, a 19-year-old man from Chin State, re

Government will arrange international relief flights

Although the international flight ban was extended another month this week, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced that it would arrange relief flights for Myanmar citizens stuck outside of the country or those who need to travel outside Myanmar f